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Ending human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies
A coalition of global health organizations hopes to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
Idaho VMA, Idaho Humane Society sign accord
The Idaho Humane Society will begin limiting many of its veterinary services for the general public to only lower-income pet owners
For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional
Veterinarians aren’t always equipped to deal with every moral, ethical, and emotional dilemma they encounter with clients.
Searching for Shelter
Veterinary medicine is fighting homelessness and preserving the human-animal bond through a collaborative program between the University of
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
Marijuana toxicosis claims yield insights
While cats aren’t much interested in marijuana, dogs are much more likely to roll in the plant, eat it, and consume unguarded human treats
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
Toxocara canis genome mapped
An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of dog-associated roundworms.
Study identifies bacteria in feline plaque
A study has identified 267 bacterial species associated with health, gingivitis, or mild periodontitis in feline plaque.
AVMA supports surgeon general’s call to action on walking
The AVMA is supporting U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and his office in efforts to promote walking and walkable communities
AVMA considers revising policy on feral cats
The AVMA is considering revisions to its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” in hopes of building consensus among stakeholders.
Depopulation refers to the large-scale rapid destruction of multiple animals in response to an emergency situation.
Neurology experts put heads together on epilepsy
Epilepsy remains the most common and perplexing of chronic neurological pet diseases despite decades of research.
AVMA develops communications on pet prescriptions
The AVMA has developed new communications regarding prescriptions for pets, comprising a message to AVMA members
1935 - 1945
Information on food-producing animals was a mainstay of JAVMA during this decade.
1965 - 1975
The period of 1965-1975 could be characterized as a time when part of the foundation for the present-day one-health initiative was laid,
1955 - 1965
Antibiotics were a “wonder drug,” veterinarians were becoming more specialized, and the U.S. was shifting from the Atomic Age to the Space
1995 - 2005
Zoonotic disease and terrorism figure prominently in the pages of JAVMA News from 1995-2005
FDA warns of pet illnesses from topical NSAIDs
Three cats died and two more were sickened in the past several years from exposure to owners’ topical NSAIDs
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses
World Veterinary Day to focus on vector-borne zoonoses with zoonotic potential.
FDA warns of nonsterile saline solution bags
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that bags of saline solution intended solely for simulation and training purposes may have
Report highlights risk of rat-bite fever
A new report highlights the risk of rat-bite fever among owners of pet rats.
Rabies and Your Pet
An overview of rabies.
October 2015 issue of The Advocate
The AVMA is pleased to announce that its 2015-2016 congressional fellows have accepted positions on Capitol Hill.
CDC redesigns Healthy Pets Healthy People website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website on Oct. 2 with expanded