Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
Ending human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies
A coalition of global health organizations hopes to eliminate human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.
Humane community comes to aid of companion animals
National humane organizations immediately came through with offers of assistance to local authorities.
Humans receive skilled care at veterinary school
With the threat of Hurricane Rita looming, a group at Texas A&M University, along with human resources from state and federal
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.
Report: Similar rises in human, pet health care expenses
Household pet health care expenses have risen in patterns similar to those seen in human health care
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
Disaster response teams returning to Health and Human Services
On Jan. 1, the Department of Health and Human Services will once again be responsible for the National Disaster Medical
Department of Health and Human Services' strategic plan goals and objectives FS 2007-2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a draft of its Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives for Fiscal Year 2007-2012. Brief
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
Animal health laboratories aid testing for COVID-19 in people
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are helping overwhelmed public health laboratories identify COVID-19 in people. One—the Oklahoma Animal Disease…
HEROES stimulus legislation introduced in House
On May 12, the House Majority released a COVID-19 stimulus package called the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act,” or the…
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
AVMA Convention canceled because of pandemic
AVMA Convention 2020 in San Diego has been canceled by the AVMA Board of Directors because of public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business as un-usual
The overall impact of shelter-in-place measures to the veterinary industry is an open question, although bits of economic data gathered from practices…
Veterinarians have been volunteering in a variety of ways to support public health and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
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.
Putting a price on Fido
Researchers use a method for calculating the worth of a human life to determine the dollar value of our canine companions.
Spike protein may contain key weaknesses in COVID-19 virus
Gary Whittaker, PhD, is leading a group of laboratories studying the COVID-19 virus in hopes of developing therapeutics or vaccines. He is among…
Generic drugs, skyrocketing prices
Over the years, generic prescription drugs approved for use in humans have provided tremendous savings in human
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.…
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
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…
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