AVMA issues guidance on humane slaughter
The AVMA will soon release the second in a three-part series of recommendations for killing animals humanely.
Problems persist with federal veterinary workforce numbers
The Government Accountability Office concludes the departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services likely lack enough veterinarians
Changes coming in antimicrobial use, availability
When the types of antimicrobials important for human medicine are sold for use in farm animals, only a small portion require a
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.
Senators doubt FDA can control antimicrobial use
Three senators have expressed doubt federal authorities can or will ensure veterinarians administer antimicrobials to livestock only
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
Antibiotic use is changing. Talk to your veterinarian.
Talk to a veterinarian about responsible use of antibiotics in animals. Veterinary oversight helps preserve antimicrobial effectiveness in fighting…
FDA wants species-level antimicrobial data
A proposal published in May would require drug companies to provide federal authorities estimated volumes of antimicrobials sold for
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.
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During this decade, reports on food animals predominated in JAVMA.
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…
Outbreak of canine influenza caused by new strain of virus
An outbreak of canine influenza in the Chicago area ongoing as of mid-April has been caused by a strain of virus not previously detected in
AVMA hosts feed directive summit
Veterinarians, meat and feed industry representatives, and regulators discussed pending changes
FDA issues oversight rules for medicated feed
The Food and Drug Administration issued the rules on veterinary feed directives, which are similar to prescriptions
Missourians have rights to farm, ranch
Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment that indicates the state’s residents have the right to farm and ranch
Eradicating goat plague
Following success in eradicating the cattle plague, world animal health advocates hope to use similar methods to wipe out a related goat plague
Study models FMD vaccine strategies
Findings of a recent study indicate that, in a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, vaccinating susceptible animals living in a broad
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…
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
Animal welfare: Food & fiber animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of food and fiber animals.
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
Katrina: stories from the storm
A decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, breaking levees and flooding much of the area.
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.