Slaughter delays lead to depopulation
Companies destroyed thousands of swine and poultry in April as coronavirus outbreaks shuttered or slowed slaughter plants, and one producer warned…
Public Health Service veterinarians work to protect people during pandemic
As people returned to the U.S. from cities with COVID-19 outbreaks, federal veterinarians helped protect them and the communities where they arrived.…
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
African swine fever help, Pet Dental Health Month, pets in one health
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".
Livestock diversity fading, risking food supply, group says
Intensive program of sampling, evaluation of existing gene pools called for
AAFP updates guidelines on feline zoonoses
Many benefits come with having pet cats, according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, but education is key to prevent transmission…
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.
Antibiotic use is changing. Talk to your veterinarian.
Talk to a veterinarian about responsible use of antibiotics in animals. Veterinary oversight helps preserve antimicrobial effectiveness in fighting…
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, said the world is ill-prepared for a sustained pandemic, and a severe one could kill tens of millions of people.
3 ways to help clients comply with the new VFD rule
The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) takes effect in just a few weeks, and it’s time for you to help your clients prepare for the transition if you…
Katrina: stories from the storm
A decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, breaking levees and flooding much of the area.
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.