The Association hosted a symposium where best practices for euthanasia were examined and research directed at refining those practices
Cat transmits TB to humans in UK
Two United Kingdom residents developed tuberculosis after contact with a domesticated cat infected with Mycobacterium bovis
Humane Alliance opens spay-neuter training center
Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina, opened its new spay-neuter training center to help continue spreading its model for high-quality
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
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
Exhibition gains momentum
A traveling exhibition about the human-animal bond and veterinary medicine has proved to be popular with the public and the profession.
Ebola Virus FAQ
The relative risk of exposure to the Ebola virus in the U.S. is extremely low. Only a small number of isolated human cases and no known animal cases.
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.
Pet reptiles and Salmonella infection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had released reports of Salmonella outbreak investigations from 2014
Guidance issued on Ebola exposure in pets
The AVMA and partners issued guidance for health officials on handling the pets of people exposed to the Ebola virus.
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Vet mobility act edges toward House floor; Prevent All Soring Tactics Act passes key Senate committee; Fairness to Pet Owners Act is reintroduced
Guidance on Ebola and pets offers background, protocols
If or when another dog owner in the United States becomes ill with Ebola, health officials will be able to turn to recommendations
Once ‘over there,’ Ebola now here
Although the Ebola outbreak is being managed as a public health problem, the virus is a zoonotic pathogen, stoking fears that animals
Guidance addresses relocation of dogs, cats for adoption
The AVMA has released a new publication, “Relocation of Dogs and Cats for Adoption: Best Practices
Schedules of Controlled Substances: Placement of Tramadol into Schedule IV
The DEA proposes to place the substance tramadol into Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act.
Older pets may develop age-related problems. Good care allows them to live happy, healthy and active lives in their senior years.
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…
Bad medicine or natural remedy?
Veterinarians can expect to treat more cases of accidental marijuana poisoning
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA and American Veterinary Medical Foundation are accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
Study finds Listeria in raw pet foods
In a recent study, one-third of samples of raw dog or cat foods ordered online were positive for Listeria organisms.
AVMA hosts feed directive summit
Veterinarians, meat and feed industry representatives, and regulators discussed pending changes
What to Do if Your Pet has Ingested a Rodenticide
Provides instructions for pet owners who know or suspect their pets have ingested a rodenticide.
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