Web site promotes food safety advocacy
News, action alerts, and briefs on critical issues affecting food safety are available through the new AVMA microsite
FDA takes more methodic approach to safety of animal feed
The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine is developing a comprehensive Animal Feed Safety System to help protect the health of companion
Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Some dry dog foods may have harmful excess vitamin D
At least six dogs have been sickened with vitamin D toxicosis, although Food and Drug Administration officials have received no reports of deaths,
FDA reaches final conclusion that food from animal clones is safe
The Food and Drug Administration has issued final documents concluding that meat and milk from clones of cattle, swine, and
Mars recalls pet food because of potential link with human illness
Mars Petcare has issued a recall of dry pet food from its manufacturing facility in Everson, Pa., because of a possible link
FDA revokes planned extralabel cephalosporin use ban
The Food and Drug Administration decided in late November against implementing a ban on extralabel cephalosporin antimicrobial use in food animals.
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
FDA opens offices in China
The Food and Drug Administration opened three offices in China late this past year as part of a strategy to improve
FARAD funding: the long and the short of it
On the heels of a year without funding, the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank began 2008 with funding for the short
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…
Final rule adds layer of protection against BSE
the Food and Drug Administration has issued a rule amending its regulations to prohibit the use of certain cattle-origin materials
AVMA gives practitioners a voice in global meeting on antimicrobial resistance
A delegation led by the FDA is representing the United States in global discussions about antimicrobial resistance this week in South Korea, and the…
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
AVMA at a glance
Webinar for agricultural educators posted September 1, 2008 The AVMA…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
AVMA comments on regulation of genetically engineered animals
The AVMA recognizes the benefits of genetically engineered animals as well as the welfare concerns, according to comments that the
Antimicrobial research a priority for AVMA
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat, and the AVMA is advocating for development of new drugs that would help protect humans and animals.
AVMA speaks to Congress about livestock health issues
Dr. Christine Hoang of the AVMA tells a House subcommittee that additional regulation of the uses of antimicrobials in
AVMA, USDA react to footage of cattle mistreatment
Recent footage of the Portales Livestock Auction in Portales, N.M., shows abusive handling of cattle similar to the mistreatment
Veterinarians warn Congress about dangers of veterinary shortage
Dr. Ron DeHaven, AVMA executive vice president, was one of four veterinarians to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
AVMA cautions against indiscriminate broad bans on livestock antimicrobials
The increase in antimicrobial-resistant pathogens—especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus—has Congress searching
Beef recall sparks hearings, tightened inspections
Video of cows too sick or injured to stand being dragged by chains, rolled with forklifts, and shot with high-intensity water hoses by employees of