Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
Veterinary student training programs in food safety, security, and defense
The AVMA recommends that the state and federal entities develop and expand training programs for veterinary students in the area of food safety,…
The AVMA feels that an organic label should not be interpreted as an assurance of increased food safety.
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,…
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.
U.S.-banned drugs used by exporting countries
The AVMA urges the Food and Drug Administration and USDA to implement and enforce import regulations to prohibit.
Compounding, consistent with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Extra-Label Drug Use regulations, is the customized manipulation of an approved…
The role of the veterinary profession in national, state, and local emergencies
The AVMA strongly recommends that emergency management organizations include veterinarians in the planning process and response operations. The…
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,
Approval and availability of antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals
The AVMA recognizes that importance of the availability and effectiveness of antimicrobials including medically important antimicrobials
The AVMA opposes the direct sale or distribution to the consumer of unpasteurized milk or other unpasteurized dairy products.
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…
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…
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…
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.
AAEP prudent drug usage guidelines
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
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…
Economists: Livestock and poultry producers cutting flock, herd sizes
Meat, poultry, and dairy producers have overall been cutting back the sizes of herds and flocks.
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).
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