AHA certification covers nearly 1 billion farm animals
The number of animals living on farms certified by the American Humane Association Certified program quintupled
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.
Transport policy for hoofstock approved
The AVMA Executive Board approved a new policy, “Transport, Sale Yard Practices, and Humane Slaughter of Hoofstock and Poultry,”
FDA creates guide on Salmonella in pet food
Pet food cannot be sold if it contains any Salmonella serotype, and neither can horse or livestock feed containing certain serotypes.
Slaughter facilities won’t be able to hold downed calves
Federal regulators will require euthanasia of any veal calves that become nonambulatory when offered for slaughter.
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
Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Livestock: Impact on Stakeholders; Public Meetings (August 5, 2013)
FR Doc No. FDA-2012-N-1046; Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Livestock: Impact on Stakeholders; Public Meetings; Request for Comments…
FDA hosting meetings on antimicrobial use
The Food and Drug Administration, with co-sponsorship from the Department of Agriculture, is hosting meetings through June to give
Board acts to remove hurdles to AVMA membership
The AVMA Executive Board met Aug. 27-28 to take up an agenda dealing with such issues as AVMA membership requirements
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…
Novel virus related to neurologic signs in cattle
A recently discovered astrovirus has been connected with neurologic disease in infected cattle.
Product Shortage Report
Formal Title: Docket Number [FDA-2011-N-0690] Product Shortage Report; Availability; Request for Comments Brief Description: The FDA is announcing…
Pressure from above
Animal welfare is improving as buyers pressure suppliers to meet standards and to participate in audit and education programs.
Bill would loosen drug transport, use rules
Legislation introduced in April would allow veterinarians to transport and dispense controlled substances at addresses beyond those
APHIS Seeks Comments on Proposed Environmental Impact Statement on Animal Carcass Management (October 25, 2013)
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced that it intends to prepare an environmental impact statement
A LIBRARY OF LIVESTOCK HERITAGE
Livestock breeding has followed narrow lines to improve production, and dozens of breeds have fallen out of favor.
LEGENDS: Teacher, researcher, and inventor
Dr. Heinrich J. Detmers, 1833-1906, helped build veterinary education at Midwestern U.S. colleges and researched the causes of diseases
Worms’ adaptation a critical problem
Anthelmintic resistance is a critical threat to small ruminants, and a danger to horses and cattle.