Disabled livestock must be handled humanely.
Farm veterinarians adjust to reduce COVID-19 risk
This spring, veterinarians spent less time in barns and more time helping farm workers stay healthy. Veterinary organizations, academic centers, and…
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
California cow had lone known BSE infection
Federal agriculture authorities found no threat to human health from a California cow discovered in April to have been infected
Organization certifies meat for one-health considerations
The One Health Certified program, administered by the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, so far provides…
Livestock diversity fading, risking food supply, group says
Intensive program of sampling, evaluation of existing gene pools called for
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
Lead in cows is a risk for people
Cattle raised for milk and meat can consume lead through their environments or feed.
Convention-goers get a peek at DC Public Health Lab
Kicking off the tour was Tony Tran, PHL director and a doctor of public health, who described some of the laboratory's activities.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
The AVMA opposes the direct sale or distribution to the consumer of unpasteurized milk or other unpasteurized dairy products.
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
FDA Draft Guidance #209 – Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-D-0094] Draft Guidance #209: the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Producing
AVMA, USDA react to footage of cattle mistreatment
Recent footage of the Portales Livestock Auction in Portales, N.M., shows abusive handling of cattle similar to the mistreatment
Slaughter guidelines enforcement called into question
The USDA and industry experts maintain that most of the 150 million head of livestock that are processed each year in inspected facilities
Extralabel Use of Cephalosporins in Food-Producing Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition In the July…
Final comments to FDA guidance 209 - Judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-D-0094] Guidance for Industry on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing…
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…
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance pet owner FAQ
AVMA's antimicrobial FAQs provide science-based information to help you make educated decisions about the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial…
Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves and Other Non-Ambulatory Disabled Livestock at Slaughter; Petitions for Rulemaking
Formal title: Docket Number [FSIS-2010-0041] Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves and Other Non-Ambulatory Disabled Livestock at Slaughter; Petitions…
AVMA weighs stepped-up role in global food security
With the world’s population projected to grow by one-third to more than 9 billion people by 2050, global food production must increase as
Harvard study finds BSE poses little threat to U.S. consumers, agriculture
The United States is highly resistant to the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Report says animal management research needed
A report from a science source for food, agricultural, and environmental issues calls for research on connections among animal
Supreme Court strikes down Calif. slaughter rules
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in January that the state of California cannot prohibit the slaughter of pigs that become
Use of the Animal Raising Claims in the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products
Formal title: Docket Number [FSIS-2008-0026] Product Labeling: Use of the Animal Raising Claims in the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products …