Animals deserve humane treatment during every stage of their lives – including during the induction of death,
The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices
Tools to help veterinarians find and keep the right staff for your veterinary business.
Panel on Humane Slaughter - roster
COVID-19 in humans
Learn about COVID-19 symptoms and how to prevent the spread of the disease in people.
Animal welfare: Humane endings
Learn about veterinarians’ responsibility to animals during final life stages: end of life, human perspectives, humane killing techniques, disposal of…
Guidelines for the humane slaughter of animals
The AVMA Guidelines for the Humane Slaughter of Animals provide guidance for veterinarians to prevent pain and distress in animals designated for…
Animal welfare: A human responsibility
Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. Ensuring animal welfare is a human responsibility
Cat transmits TB to humans in UK
Two United Kingdom residents developed tuberculosis after contact with a domesticated cat infected with Mycobacterium bovis
Approval for animals, use for humans?
Two companies in the U.S. and Canada have developed cattle-use vaccines that could reduce human illnesses from Escherichia coli
Addressing human needs
Counseling of pet owners is one of several areas where the field of social work, which addresses human needs, increasingly is
Providing a humane death
The 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals expands on information provided by the AVMA on the process of, and…
Humane labeling latest nich
American Humane Association certifies food animal producers employing humane standards
Evaluating humane slaughter
Evaluating humane slaughter General Accounting Office critiques enforcement of humane slaughter act This past…
AVMA Humane Award
Nomination Form—Deadline: February 1, 2016 This award is given annually to a non-veterinarian to recognize his/her achievements in advancing the…
Human Estrogen Hormone Products
July 29, 2010 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that inadvertent exposure to Evamist through skin contact with patients using this…
Humane transport of equines
The AVMA supports the use of best practices when transporting animals and therefore opposes the use of double-decked trailers to transport equines.
Connecting animal and human health
The Animal Health Institute and CQ-Roll Call Group hosted a forum April 27 in Washington, D.C., meant to raise awareness about the
Improving human health protection
Veterinarians will soon have more concrete infection control guidelines, thanks to the joint efforts of many individuals
Human rabies vaccine recalled
Pasteur has recalled four lots of IMOVAX rabies vaccine because of a potential public health threat.
Racing to save humans through animal research
Veterinary researchers are improving our understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, interspecies transmission, and a host of other public and animal…
Improve mental health by reconnecting with human nature
Shimi Kang, MD, prescribes daily downtime, social connections, and play to help people return to “being human.”
Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
Carfentanil linked to 1,200 human deaths
In 10 states, more than 1,200 people died in one year from overdoses connected with an opioid used to sedate large animals.
AVMA humane slaughter guidance now online
The AVMA has issued its Guidelines for the Humane Slaughter of Animals