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Humane transport of equines
The AVMA supports the use of best practices when transporting animals and therefore opposes the use of double-decked trailers to transport equines.
Addressing the role of veterinary medicine in human health care following catastrophes involving mass human casualty
Veterinarians are increasingly serving an integral role in emergency and disaster response and management.
Idaho VMA, Idaho Humane Society sign accord
The Idaho Humane Society will begin limiting many of its veterinary services for the general public to only lower-income pet owners
For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional
Veterinarians aren’t always equipped to deal with every moral, ethical, and emotional dilemma they encounter with clients.
Transport, Sale Yard Practices, and Humane Slaughter of Hoofstock and Poultry
Care must be observed when loading and unloading hoofstock and poultry to minimize injury and stress. Physical abuse of animals must not be…
Dogs' social lives and disease risks - Tips for canine and human safety
Whether it's the dog park, doggie day care, boarding, competitions or training classes, mingling dogs with varied or unknown health histories can…
WHO antimicrobial guidelines fall short of protecting human and animal health
The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for antibiotic use this week that place unwarranted restrictions on the use of antibiotics…
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public good
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the essential role of veterinarians in protecting animal, human, public, and environmental health—A global public…
Veterinary labs continue to support COVID-19 testing
Twenty-seven facilities that are part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network are capable of testing for SARS-CoV-2 in animals. Of those,…
Bill aims to improve dog importation process
Legislation recently introduced by the three veterinarians in Congress would give new tools and authority to the federal government to monitor and…
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…
Cannabis resource published for AVMA members
With many states allowing medicinal marijuana use in humans
Bill would ban double-decker trailers for horse transport
The AVMA has long advocated for this prohibition, which is included in a $500 billion infrastructure bill proposed in the U.S. House of…
Coronavirus research funds cut over ties to Chinese lab
On April 24, the NIH informed the New York–based EcoHealth Alliance it was revoking the $3.7 million research grant on account of the alliance’s ties…
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
Commissioned Corps honors veterinarians who protected public health
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps honored three veterinarians for work to protect and improve human and animal health.
World Veterinary Day 2020 promotes environmental protection
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2020, which falls on April 25, is “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.”
HSUS CEO resigns amid sexual harassment claims
Wayne Pacelle resigned Feb. 2 as chief executive officer of the Humane Society
USP agrees to consider need for veterinary-specific compounding rules
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), which sets pharmaceutical standards that apply to both human and veterinary medicine, will consider the AVMA’s…
Opioid abuse and drug shortages
Use these resources to help navigate the challenges posed by human opioid abuse and opioid shortages.
Horse slaughter bill making waves
Legislation that would prohibit the slaughter of horses for human consumption is making waves
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…
Association strengthens policy on extractive industries
The AVMA has bolstered its policy on extraction of gas, oil, and minerals to support responsible practices that minimize negative impacts on animals,…