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The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Public…
AVMA supports safety of GMO and GE foods
Proposed by the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Directors April 7, the policy reads as follows:
Safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods
The broad scientific consensus is that approved GMO and GE crops and foods are safe for human and animal consumption.
Pentobarbital in food sickens dogs, food maker wants more regulations
Five dogs became sick and one died after eating dog food later found to contain meat from a cow that had been euthanized with pentobarbital.
FDA warns of possible thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones in some pet foods
Following a pair of dog food recalls and illnesses to several dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning this week that thyroid…
USDA recruiting for slaughter inspection
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted flyers everywhere at AVMA Convention 2017, this past July in Indianapolis,…
Veterinarian to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture
From protecting food safety, to preventing the spread of zoonotic disease, to ensuring good animal welfare, veterinarians are integral to the missions…
Court halts medicated feed production by Florida company
A federal court order shut down medicated feed production by a company accused of safety failures and associated with the deaths of 17 horses.
Polymer chip models may improve drug testing
Translucent polymer chip models, about the size of a AA battery, could provide drug candidate safety data with greater speed and
Reaching UP invites student volunteers
Veterinary students who belong to their school’s SAVMA chapters have a unique opportunity to learn about public health and safety, work with…
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.
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…
Tips to restore well-being after a crisis
Amid wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters, many people are rightfully focused on the fundamentals of survival: food, clothing and…
Funding is announced for federal programs addressing veterinary shortages
In many rural communities, farm animals far exceed veterinary capacity. For instance, one slice of northwestern Kansas is home to a cattle population…
Proposals push for more veterinarians for slaughter inspection, disease response
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians has proposed resolutions to the AVMA House of Delegates
One Health Career Paths
Career opportunity descriptions for qualified veterinarians interested in Public Health & One Health.
Five chosen for councils, committee
The AVMA House of Delegates elected four council members in January 2017, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed one committee
Meritorious Service Award goes to Kaplan
The AVMA presented its Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Bruce Kaplan, a staunch advocate of the one-health concept, July 22 at AVMA Convention 2017.
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Board of Directors, during its June 20-21 meeting in Washington, D.C., named the following individuals to the entities indicated,
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.
Perdue is first veterinarian to head U.S. Agriculture Department
Dr. Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st secretary of the Department of Agriculture on April 25, becoming the first veterinarian to
Nolan named dean of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Lisa K. Nolan has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, effective July 1.
AVMA fellows placed in congressional offices
The AVMA announced Oct. 12 that the veterinarians selected for the 2017-18 AVMA Fellowship Program have secured yearlong placements
Study finds feral pigs had antibodies to zoonotic organisms
Testing at two Texas abattoirs revealed that feral pigs had been exposed to zoonotic bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Grants available for veterinary pharmacology research
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is partnering with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation to fund research projects