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Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
Mississippi State leads global aquaculture project
Mississippi State University will lead a new $15 million federal initiative to reduce poverty and improve living standards for impoverished…
Environment chair sees strong veterinary connection
Dr. Karyn Bischoff chairs the AVMA Committee on Environmental Issues. She is a veterinary toxicologist and a senior
Environment: the bedrock of one health
At first glance, veterinarians' role in environmental health is less apparent than their role in the other two legs of the one-health triad.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Therapy dogs have mixed results for childhood cancer patients, parents
Visits with therapy dogs have mixed results for
A one-health solution to the toxic algae problem
Cyanobacteria were ancient when our ancestors were taking their first tentative steps
Conserving habitats, ecosystems everywhere key to saving wildlife
The romantic vision of habitat and ecosystem conservation is rather different from the reality.
AVMA opposes reduced liability for bird deaths, favors drug fees
The AVMA opposes a legislative amendment that would remove liability for energy companies that unintentionally kill migratory birds.
Database lists clinical studies on cannabis, cancer, more
Cannabis is just one focus of current clinical trials involving animals, with others focusing on treatments such as stem cells and monoclonal…
First veterinarian chosen as TED fellow
To be a TED fellow, you must be recognized as a rising star in your field, someone who offers a novel approach to addressing
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA is accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
Multimillion-dollar gifts fund translational therapy institute
An anonymous racehorse breeder has donated $20 million to Colorado State University to build a regenerative medicine research facility,
3 ways to help clients comply with the new VFD rule
The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) takes effect in just a few weeks, and it’s time for you to help your clients prepare for the transition if you…
Study ties practice culture to business metrics
Smaller practices and AAHA-accredited practices have stronger scores on practice culture in a number of areas, while stronger cultural scores
Selecting a pet fish
Learn if a fish is the right pet for your family.
Studies confirm poor well-being in veterinary professionals, students
Group of researchers tying occupational health with mental health outcomes in the profession