Transport, Sale Yard Practices, and Humane Slaughter of Hoofstock and Poultry
Care must be observed when loading and unloading hoofstock and poultry to minimize injury and stress. Physical abuse of animals must not be…
Disabled livestock must be handled humanely.
Human Plague frequently asked questions: Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
California cow had lone known BSE infection
Federal agriculture authorities found no threat to human health from a California cow discovered in April to have been infected
Castration and dehorning of cattle
The AVMA recognizes that castration and dehorning of cattle are important for human and animal safety when cattle are used for agricultural purposes. …
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination…
Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) Listening Session
Formal title: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Trans-Atlantic Task Force on
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
The AVMA opposes the direct sale or distribution to the consumer of unpasteurized milk or other unpasteurized dairy products.
FDA Draft Guidance #209 – Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-D-0094] Draft Guidance #209: the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Producing
Prohibiting extralabel use of adamantane and neuraminidase inhibitor anti-influenza drugs in poultry
Formal title: Docket Number [2006-N-0106] New Animal Drugs; Adamantane and Neuraminidase Inhibitor Anti-InfluenzaDrugs; ExtralabelAnimal Drug Use;…
Extralabel Use of Cephalosporins in Food-Producing Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition In the July…
Global Tracking System of Zoonotic Diseases
Formal title: American Medical Association Resolution 519, titled "Global Tracking System of Zoonotic Diseases" Action: The American…
Final comments to FDA guidance 209 - Judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-D-0094] Guidance for Industry on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing…
Avian Influenza: Physicians
Questions and answers about avian influenza for physicians and other medical professionals.
Virus suspected in ruminant illnesses, deaths in Europe
A newly identified virus is thought to have caused illnesses, stillbirths, and congenital malformations among