Human Plague frequently asked questions: Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
From 'Zoobiquity' to 'Wildhood'
Many humans don’t realize how much they have in common with other animal species from monkeys to gazelles to even guppies. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz,…
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
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.
National Academies of Practice advances interprofessional health care
The mission of the NAP calls for distinguished professionals to advance interprofessional health care
CWD vaccine delays illness in mice
Several vaccine candidates could prolong lives of animals infected with chronic wasting disease and reduce spread of the disease.
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
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…
$4.8M grant funds work on vaccine for coccidioidomycosis
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $4.8 million grant to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson to fund work on
Mississippi State creates host-pathogen interaction center
Mississippi State University has been awarded a $10 million grant for five years of support from the National Institutes of Health
Nominations open for Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards
The AVMA is accepting nominations for the following Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards.
Vaccine holds promise for treating osteosarcoma in dogs
Veterinarians in the audience wanted to know when they could get their hands on the new treatment.Dr. Sue Ettinger, a veterinary oncologist,
Chronic wasting disease continues to spread
An always-fatal neurologic disease is contributing to declines in Western deer and elk herds and raising the possibility of local extinctions.
Finding a future for osteosarcoma patients
Ana M. Cilursu, MD, lost three Rottweilers in a row to bone cancer. The first dog, Hessa,
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,
First successful CWD vaccine tested in deer
The first successful vaccination of deer against chronic wasting disease is reported in the journal Vaccine
A glimmer of hope for a fatal feline disease
Controlling risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis is difficult, while new antiviral drugs show great promise
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…
Outbreak of canine influenza caused by new strain of virus
An outbreak of canine influenza in the Chicago area ongoing as of mid-April has been caused by a strain of virus not previously detected in
1995 - 2005
This decade was a time of relatively high caseloads, allowing for continued accumulation of case experience.
Protect your Family, Pets, and Livestock from Rodents and Rodenticides
Controlling rodents protects animal and public health, but some control measures carry risks of their own. Learn to protect pets if using…
Studies confirm poor well-being in veterinary professionals, students
Group of researchers tying occupational health with mental health outcomes in the profession
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.