Zika virus and animals FAQ
Can pets be reservoir hosts for Zika virus? Can dogs or other pets get Zika from humans or transmit it to them? Is there a vaccine for Zika?
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Food transport to meet new sanitation standards
Over the next two years, those transporting food for humans or animals by road or rail will need to start meeting tighter
CATalyst connects pet adopters with private practitioners
Before adopters take home a new pet from the Delaware Humane Association in Wilmington, an adoption counselor asks them to choose from a
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
Counting animals in shelters and sharing data
The National Database Project as a platform for the collection and reporting of animal shelter data.
Researchers find antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis
Researchers have found an antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis, which is currently nearly 100 percent fatal.
AVMA giving help on veterinary feed directives
Veterinarians who want help filing veterinary feed directives can use a model form and instructions provided by the AVMA.
Coalition wants veterinary access for economically at-risk pets
An ongoing concern voiced by some in the profession is that nonprofit organizations providing veterinary services are competing
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.
AVMA, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
Foundations donate millions to study, treat cancer in pets
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation announced May 16 that they have donated $2.35 million to study and treat cancer
AVMA considers revising policy on free-roaming, owned cats
The AVMA House of Delegates will consider a resolution to revise the AVMA policy “Free-roaming, Owned Cats” during its regular annual
AAHA, hospice association release end-of-life care guidelines
The American Animal Hospital Association and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care have released
Phi Zeta presents research awards
Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented two awards to authors of research manuscripts.
OIE gains new director general
Dr. Monique Eloit, a former chief veterinary officer for France, became the seventh director general of the World Organisation for Animal
Back to Basics
Veterinarians today are able to provide better and more advanced medical care for pets than ever before, but the cost of that care makes it
Study: Over half of pet dogs and cats were overweight in 2015
Approximately 58 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs were overweight or obese in 2015, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
After the circus
The Asian elephants that performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses gave their last performances May 1.
Many causes contribute to sleep disorders in horses
Pain or physical discomfort. Lyme disease. Environmental insecurity. Monotony. Aggression issues. Sleep terrors.
High blood lead found in some Flint dogs
Four of 320 dogs tested in Flint, Michigan, had blood lead concentrations indicating toxicosis.
Selecting a pet ferret
Learn more about ferrets and whether a ferret is the right pet for your family.
Diabetes in Pets
With proper monitoring, treatment, and diet and exercise, diabetic pets can lead long and happy lives.
AAEP looking for evidence-based solutions
The American Association of Equine Practitioners may not have all the answers, but its members have been attempting to learn more
Selecting a pet reptile
Reptiles may require less daily care and exercise than many other pets, but they require special skills and careful attention to diet, handling and…