Vaccines protect patients by providing a level of resistance to a disease beyond their innate immune status. Each aspect of vaccine efficacy and…
Revised guide to drug, vaccine, pesticide use in aquaculture available
The revised edition of the popular Guide to Drug, Vaccine, and Pesticide Use in Aquaculture is now available as a Web document
COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination
Understand COVID-19 vaccines and rollout plans, and download tools to help prepare your veterinary team.
COVID vaccine an immunological moonshot
Developing and distributing a vaccine for a novel coronavirus that has killed more than a million people globally has the potential of becoming the…
What to expect after vaccination
Practitioners weigh in on vaccine issues
It was practitioners' turn to have their say about companion animal vaccine issues at a workshop designed to
Reporting adverse vaccine events
Little or no practical safety information exists on vaccine labels or in the literature,
The vexing vaccine issue
The release of vaccine guidelines for dogs and cats has stirred up controversy in the veterinary profession
FAQ: Vaccination against COVID-19
Get answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination.
WHO: Vaccine makes Ebola preventable
A vaccine against the most deadly strain of Ebola virus meets international agencies’ standards, giving hope it could reduce the tolls of outbreaks.
Human rabies vaccines temporarily limited
IMOVAX Rabies, a rabies vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, will be temporarily unavailable for pre-exposure prophylaxis in the United
Practitioner input sought at vaccine workshop
The AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents is hosting a workshop for practitioners during the Association's Annual Convention in
Vaccine use up since Salmonella outbreak
This summer's nationwide Salmonella outbreak and related egg recall are likely drivers of a recent rise in the use of S
Rabies vaccine for humans missing from some packages
Aventis Pasteur told the national CDC that some packages are reportedly missing the vial of freeze-dried vaccine.
Patches could deliver drugs when stretched
Elastic patches embedded with small capsules could deliver pharmaceuticals when stretched, according to a scientific article.
Drug changes not affecting pig health, so far
Federal controls over antimicrobial access and use increased at the end of 2016, requiring veterinarian oversight of hundreds of drug
Extralabel Drug Use and AMDUCA: FAQ
Questions/answers about extra-label (off-label) drug use by veterinarians and the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act.
AAEP prudent drug usage guidelines
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Polymer chip models may improve drug testing
Translucent polymer chip models, about the size of a AA battery, could provide drug candidate safety data with greater speed and
Compound could treat foal pneumonia without promoting drug resistance
Gallium maltolate could be a viable alternative for treating foal pneumonia without promoting drug resistance.
FIP drugs continue to show promise, while being sold on black market
Two antiviral drugs have shown promise for the treatment of cats with feline infectious peritonitis. Some desperate cat owners have turned to the…
Federal Regulations on Pharmaceutical Issues
This page lists federal regulations AVMA is working on in the areas of drugs, compounding, federal transparency initiatives and vaccines.
Compounding standards, canine epilepsy, heartworm vaccine study
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Importance of biotechnology recognized in policy
The AVMA Executive Board approved revisions to the AVMA policy "Use of Biotechnology in Development of Drugs and Vaccines"