Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
Cannabis resource published for AVMA members
With many states allowing medicinal marijuana use in humans
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
DEA provides update on opioid shortage
The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine.
Report supports rational administration of gastroprotectants to dogs and cats
Concerns have been raised that, as in human patients, acid suppressants are being overprescribed and misused in canine and feline patients.
CDC develops easy, accurate rabies test
A new assay could improve rabies diagnosis in animals and reduce unnecessary use of postexposure prophylaxis in humans exposed to potentially rabid…
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic
Kaopectate reformulation could be dangerous to cats
Kaopectate, the over-the-counter diarrhea treatment for humans, recently has been reformulated to contain an aspirin derivative
The new Feline Grimace Scale is one of various tools that have been developed in recent years for pain assessment in cats and dogs. The key is…
AVMA working group helps navigate opioid abuse epidemic
An AVMA working group has taken up the task of providing needed information to help veterinary professionals contribute productively to the national…
Training video helps veterinarians treat opioid overdoses in dogs
Overdoses from extremely potent illegal opioids are on the rise across America – but not just for humans. These drugs are now endangering working dogs…
Veterinary professionals face challenges surrounding vaccinations
More itchy pets? No problem
More treatments available alongside increasing incidence or awareness of itchy dogs and cats
Tiny ticks, big threat
Ticks responsible for most U.S. vector-borne diseases
FDA warns companies illegally selling CBD products
Agency signaled that it cannot conclude cannabidiol is safe.
More opioids available to veterinarians during ongoing shortage
The Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 13 that the agency has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable…
AVMA celebrates farm bill’s signing, inclusion of animal health programs
The AVMA released a statement in response to President Trump signing the farm bill into law.
WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
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
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Dr. Teller is currently creating the teaching hospital's telehealth program,
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
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…
Synthetic opioids put police dogs at risk
Sgt. Scott Kivet thinks about overdose risks to his drug detection dog, Quori, every time they search a vehicle.