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Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Formal title: CDC Progress Report: Implementation of a Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Progress Through 2008 Brief …
Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) Listening Session
Formal title: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Trans-Atlantic Task Force on
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?
Avian Influenza: Physicians
Questions and answers about avian influenza for physicians and other medical professionals.
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…
APHIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Environmental Impact Statement on Animal Carcass Management (October 25, 2013)
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it intends to prepare an environmental impact statement
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
April 2014 - The AVMA Advocate
Vet mobility act edges toward House floor; Prevent All Soring Tactics Act passes key Senate committee; Fairness to Pet Owners Act is reintroduced
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 regulatory veterinary…
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
1975 - 1985
In the decade that saw the glitter fade from disco, JAVMA carried articles that were of practical value—reports of new techniques and procedures, drug…
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.
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.
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
Idaho finds plague in domestic cats
The Idaho Division of Public Health identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in six domestic cats in mid-2016.
Outbreak of Seoul virus in humans linked to pet rats
An outbreak of Seoul virus linked to pet rats had infected at least 13 people as of Feb. 15.
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
$4.8M grant funds work on vaccine for coccidioidomycosis
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $4.8 million grant to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson to fund work on
Campylobacter outbreak linked to contact with puppies
Health officials have linked a multistate outbreak of human Campylobacter infections to puppies sold through Petland, a national chain of pet stores
One Health Commission, EPA launch pet health survey
The One Health Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are working together on the National Pet Health Survey
Conserving habitats, ecosystems everywhere key to saving wildlife
The romantic vision of habitat and ecosystem conservation is rather different from the reality.
Taking on obesity as a disease
The veterinary profession should formally recognize canine and feline obesity as a disease, according to a position statement from the
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.