Zoos, aquariums keep animals engaged during closures
Zoos and aquariums across the U.S. have closed their doors to follow physical-distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak, so the animals…
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
AZA to phase out bullhooks for elephant management
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced it is phasing out the use of bullhooks for routine elephant care and training at member zoos by the…
At the National Zoo, a lasting mission to save species
Dr. Donald L. Neiffer said he could spend days watching the antelopes at the Smithsonian National Zoo Cheetah Conservation Station.
Virginia-Maryland names two distinguished alumnae
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine announced Sept. 27 that it has recognized two alumnae with its 2018 distinguished alumni awards.
Conserving habitats, ecosystems everywhere key to saving wildlife
The romantic vision of habitat and ecosystem conservation is rather different from the reality.
$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
Veterinary Involvement in Marine Mammal Health and Welfare
The AVMA encourages the use of appropriately experienced and qualified veterinarians to optimize the health and welfare of marine mammals, including…
FDA extends call for treatment limit ideas
Food and Drug Administration authorities have extended a call for ideas on how to limit durations of some approved antimicrobial
Mississippi State creates host-pathogen interaction center
Mississippi State University has been awarded a $10 million grant for five years of support from the National Institutes of Health
APHIS Seeks Comments Regarding Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman Primates (August 5, 2013)
AVMA comments to APHIS regarding the Petition to Amend Animal Welfare Act Regulations to Prohibit Public Contact with Big Cats, Bears, and Nonhuman…
Elephant guides and tethers
The AVMA condemns the use of guides to puncture, lacerate, strike or inflict harm upon an elephant. Elephant guides are husbandry tools that consist…