WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
Purdue receives $3.18M to address rural veterinary shortages, diversity
With help from a new federal grant, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is stepping up to expand access to the veterinary profession…
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Pressing topics addressed by HOD
The AVMA House of Delegates held its first Veterinary Issues Forum during its regular annual session Aug. 4 in San Antonio.
AVMA issues guidance on humane slaughter
The AVMA will soon release the second in a three-part series of recommendations for killing animals humanely.
Senators doubt FDA can control antimicrobial use
Three senators have expressed doubt federal authorities can or will ensure veterinarians administer antimicrobials to livestock only
FDA wants help fighting drug-resistant parasites
Dr. Michelle Kornele said antiparasitic drug resistance, long a problem managed by owners of small ruminants, is increasing in horses and
Board acts to remove hurdles to AVMA membership
The AVMA Executive Board met Aug. 27-28 to take up an agenda dealing with such issues as AVMA membership requirements
Imports banned to guard against foot-and-mouth
Imports banned to guard against foot-and-mouthThe US government in March temporarily banned the import of all animals and animal products from the…
Travel rules added for farm animals
Livestock owners soon will need to provide identification and travel documents for most farm animals sent across state borders.