Canine Influenza FAQ
Canine Influenza questions, answers and guidelines including: What is dog flu ? How is it transmitted? Is it deadly? Is it widespread? Is there a…
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
H1N1 Flu Virus: For Pet Owners (FAQ)
Questions/answers about H1N1 for pet owners, including: Can your pet get H1N1 influenza? What are the symptoms? How serious is the disease? Is there a…
Avian Influenza in Companion Animals
Questions/answers about avian influenza in companion animals: How can cats and dogs become infected? What are clinical signs in pet birds? Is there a…
Avian Influenza: Physicians
Questions and answers about avian influenza for physicians and other medical professionals.
Annual rabies vaccination waiver
AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from mandated rabies vaccination because the vaccination may endanger the animal's life or a…
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…
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
Disease Risks for People at Dog Social Events
People attending dog social events can be at risk of zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that spread from animals to people. Some of these diseases…
Cat-friendly message targets public
The AAFP rolled out the public outreach phase of the Cat Friendly Practice Program earlier this year. The cat owner campaign includes two key concepts
Ebola virus resources for veterinarians
How to report a suspected case of Ebola virus, and other Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) resources for veterinarians.
Ebola Virus FAQ
The relative risk of exposure to the Ebola virus in the U.S. is extremely low. Only a small number of isolated human cases and no known animal cases.
Training in foreign diseases opens students’ eyes
Veterinary student Ashley Hagauer went into veterinary college knowing she wanted to explore career options in public health and
Guidance issued on Ebola exposure in pets
The AVMA and partners issued guidance for health officials on handling the pets of people exposed to the Ebola virus.
Guidance on Ebola and pets offers background, protocols
If or when another dog owner in the United States becomes ill with Ebola, health officials will be able to turn to recommendations
Work continues to fight emerging pandemic threats in Africa, Southeast Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development’s new Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program continues to fight emerging pandemic threats in Africa, Southeast…
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses with zoonotic potential.
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In the decade that saw the glitter fade from disco, JAVMA carried articles that were of practical value
AVMA supports surgeon general’s call to action on walking
The AVMA is supporting U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and his office in efforts to promote walking and walkable communities
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.
CDC redesigns Healthy Pets Healthy People website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website on Oct. 2 with expanded
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
World Veterinary Day promotes continuing education in one health
On April 30, World Veterinary Day 2016 will promote continuing education for veterinarians in one health.