US to miss foodborne disease reduction goals
Numbers of confirmed illnesses in humans resulting from common foodborne pathogens have risen or remained level for several years, putting the U.S. on…
Backyard chickens 101
A quick guide for small animal veterinarians to provide veterinary care for backyard chickens and urban poultry flocks.
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
Residues rare in meat, FSIS official says
Federal food inspectors seldom find residue problems in animal products, despite intensive sampling, according to a Department of Agriculture…
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
WHO antimicrobial guidelines fall short of protecting human and animal health
The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for antibiotic use this week that place unwarranted restrictions on the use of antibiotics…
Egg executives exhaust appeals over prison sentences
A father and son whose unsanitary egg business sickened tens of thousands in 2010 have exhausted their appeals over their prison sentences.
Committee on Antimicrobials Positions Available
Volunteers are sought to serve on the new AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials beginning in September 2016.
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
11th edition of Merck manual to be published in July
Merck & Co. will publish the 11th edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual in July.
Stricter pathogen limits imminent for poultry
Most chicken products and some turkey products will need to meet stricter standards on Salmonella and Campylobacter
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.
1945 - 1955
With the end of World War II, “Thousands of people, particularly those in the medical profession, are returning to civil life
FDA withdraws arsenic-based poultry drug
An arsenic-based drug used to prevent a parasitic disease in poultry will become unavailable this fall.
US may adopt stricter pathogen standards for poultry
Most poultry sold in the U.S. could soon have to meet more stringent limits on the presence of Salmonella
Senators doubt FDA can control antimicrobial use
Three senators have expressed doubt federal authorities can or will ensure veterinarians administer antimicrobials to livestock only
USDA changing poultry test requirements, inspection options
Poultry companies will need to test for microbial contamination at two points in the production process
Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food Combinations
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1043 Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food
Judge orders antimicrobial safety evaluation
In June, a U.S. magistrate ordered federal authorities to evaluate the safety of many uses of antimicrobials in
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
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…
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…
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.
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.…