Q fever outbreak affects people, goats in West
A Q fever outbreak affected goats on at least 16 farms in Washington and Montana and caused at least 15 human illnesses, federal
Audit outlines Horse Protection Program deficiencies
Current practices by the Department of Agriculture to ensure the humane treatment of horses exhibited at shows or being transported
Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act
Prohibits sale/transport/import/export of equines or their parts into or beyond U.S. by people who know that they are to be slaughtered for human…
Study: Dogs could be influenza mixing vessels
Findings from a new study imply that dogs could act as mixing vessels in which novel influenza viruses with pandemic potential could emerge.
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
USDA APHIS bans double-deck trailers
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service finalized its rule Sept. 7 that bans the use of double-deck
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, said the world is ill-prepared for a sustained pandemic, and a severe one could kill tens of millions of people.
Worms & Germs Map tracks diseases in dogs, cats, horses
A new Web-based mapping system tracks infectious diseases in dogs, cats, and horses worldwide.
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…
Pregnancy hormone mystery solved
Characterization of dihydroprogesterone may lead the way to better hormone therapies for preventing preterm labor in pregnant women
Pfizer opens equine research center
Pfizer Animal Health has opened a research farm solely dedicated to horse health.
Government unveils new strategy for managing mustang populations
Fewer wild horses will be removed from public lands over the next two years while the number of mares receiving anti-fertility
Board acts on welfare-related proposals
The Executive Board approved two recommendations from the Animal Welfare Committee relating to racehorses and the
Animal welfare: Equids
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of horses and other equids.
Protect your Family, Pets, and Livestock from Rodents and Rodenticides
Controlling rodents protects animal and public health, but some control measures carry risks of their own. Learn to protect pets if using…
An unwanted battle
Veterinarians have a responsibility to make sure good decisions are made on animal welfare, and they should be a focal point on these kinds
American Association of Equine Practitioners
The American Association of Equine Practitioners honored the 2013 recipients of several awards Dec. 10, 2013,
Survey to probe veterinarians’ mental health
The NASPHV, Auburn, and CDC are partnering together to assess how many U.S. veterinarians experience serious mental illness or contemplated suicide
Top honors at LSU art show go to the birds
Barbara Banthien of Marin County, Calif., won the $1,000 Best of Show award for “King’s Move,” an acrylic painting
Carriage horses may be ousted in 2 cities
Carriage horses may be ousted in 2 cities
AVMA, AAEP enter into urban working horse debate
Urban working horses, such as carriage horses and mounted police units, have occupied city streets for decades.
Furosemide debate continues
The AAEP has petitioned the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2013 to develop a consensus statement on exercise-induced
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
Closing of U.S. horse slaughter plants still reverberates
After four years without domestic horse slaughter facilities in operation and a thorough study of the results, one thing is
Equine dentistry could become international veterinary specialty
An international effort is under way to make equine dentistry a recognized specialty in North America and Europe and establish an