Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
Groups seek combined oversight of research animals
Four organizations in research and human medicine support combining federal oversight over research animals.
Searching beyond the lamplight
Even after the human genome was mapped, genetic researchers continued to focus on known kinases.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing, and education
The carefully controlled use of random-source dogs and cats contributes greatly to improving the health and welfare of both animals and human beings. …
Docket 2010-29748 Recommendations from the NIH Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Working Group
Formal title: Docket Number [2010-29748] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting of the…
Study finds flame retardants in dogs
posted May 31, 2011 A study found flame retardants in the blood of pet dogs at concentrations five to 10 times concentrations in humans, but…
Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education
The AVMA recognizes that animals have an important role in research, testing, and education for continued improvement of human and animal health and…
AVMA may change guidance for CO2 euthanasia in rodents
Pending revisions to the AVMA's euthanasia guidelines likely will instruct veterinarians to use faster flow rates when using carbon dioxide
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
Animal research helps pets, too
This past October, the Foundation for Biomedical Research launched its “Love Animals?
Transportation of research animals for the purpose of biomedical research, testing, and education
Transportation of research animals.
Research symposium inspires with one-health success stories
The 2016 Merial–National Institutes of Health National Veterinary Scholars Symposium took place July 28-31 at The Ohio State University.
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
60th annual meeting
Evolution of the AWA
Evolution of the AWA
Grants available for alternatives to animal use
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is offering funding for methods pertaining to biomedical research
Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
We eat, study, and enjoy looking at octopuses. They are masters of camouflage and escape artists.
NIH requests information on care of laboratory animals
The National Institutes of Health is exploring the need to update its Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the
Veterinarians Promote Animal Welfare through Research
An overview of what laboratory animal veterinarians do, including some profiles of practicing laboratory animal veterinarians.
Fiscal 2016 Appropriations
AVMA advocates for funding for programs that help ensure animal health and welfare, protect food safety and promote public health and research.
Research awards presented
The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation conferred awards on Dr. Henry J. Baker and Dr. Deborah W. Knapp for advancing veterinary research
Summit paints mixed economic picture for practitioners
There’s good news: Revenues are growing at many veterinary practices. There's mixed news: The AVMA Veterinary Career Center now has more jobs