Organization finds Yersinia enterocolitica in most pork samples
A product testing organization found Yersinia enterocolitica in 69 percent of pork samples tested, according
Food safety policies updated
Four AVMA policies relating to food safety saw revisions proposed by the Food Safety Advisory Committee
H.R. 3553, Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
AVMA Position: Nonsupport Summary: The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…
New residue tests expand screening, reduce sampling
Officials with the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service expect to find illegal drug and chemical residues in meat
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Brief Description On February 28, 2003, President Bush signed HPSD-5, which directed the Department of Homeland Security to develop the National…
Report says animal management research needed
A report from a science source for food, agricultural, and environmental issues calls for research on connections among animal
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
AAFP/AAHA basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials
The Basic Guidelines of Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials in cats and dogs are designed to provide information to aid practicing
About the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition
View the FSVMC report About the FSVMC Food Supply Veterinary Medicine (FSVM) is a new term that encompasses all aspects of veterinary medicine's…
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance pet owner FAQ
AVMA's antimicrobial FAQs provide science-based information to help you make educated decisions about the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial…
Compounding, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Extra-Label Drug Use regulations, is the customized manipulation of an approved…
AAAP guidelines for judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in poultry
The American Association of Avian Pathologists and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in poultry…
AVMA statement on veterinarians in aquatic animal medicine
Veterinarians in the United States provide animal and public health care (i.e. diagnose disease, perform surgery, evaluate and recommend management…
CDEI Emergency Management Roadmap
The objective of this program is to advocate for appropriate support for all veterinary aspects of disaster and emergency situations within the United…
Companion animal care guidelines
Preface The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane…
Food animal health emergency planning
The veterinary profession has a responsibility to ensure the safety of foods of animal origin and to protect the health of American consumers.
Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials
Responsible and judicious use of antimicrobials is in the best interests of both animal health and human health.
Layer Hen Housing Systems
Laying hen housing systems must provide feed, water, light, air quality, space and sanitation that promote good health and welfare for the hens.…
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
The AVMA feels that an organic label should not be interpreted as an assurance of increased food safety.
Principles of veterinary medical ethics of the AVMA
All veterinarians are expected to adhere to a progressive code of ethical conduct known as the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME).
Processes for microbial reduction in food
The AVMA supports microbial reduction processes, such as pasteurization, irradiation, and hyperbaric treatment to improve food safety, food quality,…
Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education
Veterinary medicine is the only profession that routinely operates at the interface of human and animal health.