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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
FDA to require species-specific antimicrobial data
Pharmaceutical companies will need to give federal authorities data that could be used to compare antimicrobial consumption and
Antimicrobial sales rise despite pending changes
Agreements between federal regulators and pharmaceutical companies are expected to reduce antimicrobial use in agriculture by the end of
Withdrawal times may improve with disease consideration
Recommended waiting periods between administering drugs to livestock and sending them to slaughter should account for effects of
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA is accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
Multimillion-dollar gifts fund translational therapy institute
An anonymous racehorse breeder has donated $20 million to Colorado State University to build a regenerative medicine research facility,
Restrictions on medicated feeds coming to farms
By the end of this year, hundreds of antimicrobial applications for livestock will change to add veterinarian oversight and remove
3 ways to help clients comply with the new VFD rule
The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) takes effect in just a few weeks, and it’s time for you to help your clients prepare for the transition if you…
Adjusting to reduced drug access, use
Veterinarians in swine medicine will need to adjust to restrictions taking effect in December on availability and oversight of
Outbreak preparation key for AASV president
Dr. George Charbonneau sees opportunities for swine veterinarians to prepare for diseases and improve responses to outbreaks.
Pig drug may be withdrawn over residues
Food and Drug Administration officials are working to rescind approval of a swine-use drug that may leave carcinogenic residues in pork.
Study ties practice culture to business metrics
Smaller practices and AAHA-accredited practices have stronger scores on practice culture in a number of areas, while stronger cultural scores
Studies confirm poor well-being in veterinary professionals, students
Group of researchers tying occupational health with mental health outcomes in the profession