United States seeks ban on China’s wildlife wet markets
The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome that claimed 774 lives was merely a prologue to the current COVID-19 pandemic, which had killed…
Can veterinarians prevent the next pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic marks the third novel coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century. Unlike the viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome…
CWD spreading, sometimes long before discovery
About four in 10 wild cervids are infected with CWD in areas of Colorado, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The always-fatal prion disease also can simmer…
Congressmen call for public health coordination amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus infections spread, veterinarians in Congress stress that the outbreak shows the need for coordinated health planning among federal…
Australian bushfires a ‘monstrous’ event wreaking havoc on wildlife
Country reels from devastation of unprecedented fire season
The veterinarian’s role in supporting appropriate selection and use of service, assistance and therapy animals
Service, assistance and therapy animals provide help, support, and comfort for people. Veterinarians have a role in assisting in selecting the right…
Colorado State University recently released a study touting the use of the GonaCon-Equine immunocontraceptive vaccine as a
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
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…
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.
California bans retail sale of dogs, cats, rabbits
California is the first state to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats, along with rabbits,
California might ban the retail sale of dogs, cats, rabbits
California could be the first state to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats, along with rabbits
Importation and interstate movement of wildlife, aquatic, and non-native animals
The AVMA recommends that appropriate state and federal agencies develop, implement, and enforce regulations prohibiting the
Survey to probe veterinarians’ mental health
The NASPHV, Auburn, and CDC are partnering together to assess how many U.S. veterinarians experience serious mental illness or contemplated suicide
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.
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
Legislation presses limits of animal status in New York
Legislation before the New York State Legislature would establish the right to sue for the wrongful death or injury of a