Disabled livestock must be handled humanely.
COVID-19: Resources for shelters, food animal veterinarians
Two new AVMA resources provide practical guidance for animal shelter personnel and food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical to actively incorporate preventive measures into facility visits to decrease the risk of infection for veterinarians, staff members, and…
The AVMA supports the USDA/APHIS definition of feral swine as: "Swine that have lived all (wild) or any part (feral) of their lives free-roaming".
Colorado State University recently released a study touting the use of the GonaCon-Equine immunocontraceptive vaccine as a
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…
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…
Animal agriculture waste management
The AVMA supports appropriate efforts and actions to prevent negative environmental impacts from wastes generated by terrestrial or aquatic animal…
The AVMA supports the sustained commitment of all responsible state and federal agencies to continue appropriate and timely actions to control and
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
AASV basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in pork production
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in pork production.