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…
Resources for veterinarians that discuss workplace safety abound, but information on protecting oneself from violent crime is in short supply.
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.
Some insight into pet food recalls
Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a diagnostic toxicologist, isn't sure how it happened, but she has been at the center of several pet food recalls in the past few…
In March, Hill's expands canned dog food recall
Hill's Pet Nutrition has expanded the scope of its recall of a variety of canned dog foods
FSIS privatizing some pig slaughter duties
Starting in December, workers at swine slaughter plants will be taking over some food safety duties now performed by federal inspectors.
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…
Veterinarians and public health
In addition to caring for animals, veterinarians are critical to public health. We contribute to medical discovery, protect people and animals from…
AVMA weighs in at cannabis hearing
The hearing is part of an FDA plan resulting from growing interest in FDA-regulated products derived from Cannabis sativa L and its components.
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
World Veterinary Day 2019 promotes value of vaccination
Vaccination is an essential tool for preventive veterinary medicine, according to the World Veterinary Association.
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
Similarities have been found in opioid prescribing by physicians and veterinarians; the AVMA was part of a delegation to an antimicrobial task force;…
Public health careers on display for veterinary students at CDC event
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the 2019 Veterinary Student Day seminar Jan. 13-14 at its headquarters in Atlanta.
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.
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.
FDA warns Micotil 300 is dangerous
An antimicrobial used in cattle and sheep has killed at least 25 people and hurt thousands in 25 years.
AVMA helping veterinarians take on telemedicine
The AVMA is providing guidance and soon a toolkit to help veterinarians take on telemedicine in practice.
House to discuss marijuana, VCPR, opioids, service animals
The AVMA House of Delegates plans to discuss the diverse topics of
Assessing pet supplements
A third of all U.S. households with dogs use supplements, as do about a fifth of households with cats, according to a report on pet
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
A spur to action for practice owners
Preliminary numbers from a survey of American Association of Equine Practitioners members—conducted by the AVMA Veterinary Economics