Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
AAHA issues guidelines on infection control
Hospital-acquired infections are an ongoing battle for health care facilities in both human and veterinary medicine.
Speaker: Animal hospitals must practice infection control
Dr. Pantaleon presented three sessions on biosecurity—and infection control—during a daylong track at the annual meeting of the
Drug-resistant bacteria hurt more people than previously reported
Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria sicken more people than previously reported, although improved infection controls are reducing deaths, according to a…
No evidence pets can become ill with COVID-19 virus as it surges in US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials see no evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in people sickens pets or can spread to…
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…
Minimizing COVID-19 exposure and social distancing in practice
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…
Guarding against an outbreak, expecting its arrival
Swine veterinarians describe their efforts to guard against African swine fever, a devastating viral disease spreading among domestic and wild pigs in…
Veterinary clinics adapt to new normal
Most jurisdictions recognize veterinary practices as essential and are allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, but…
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.
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Minimizing COVID-19 exposure: Social distancing in practice
A new case management flow chart provides practical guidance to manage clinical cases while implementing social distancing to minimize COVID-19…
Considerations for mobile and house call veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
AVMA's recommendations apply to both small and large animal practice, and are based on proven techniques applied in many different disease outbreaks.
Compendium of veterinary standard precautions for zoonotic disease prevention in veterinary personnel
The AVMA recognizes as a resource the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel which…
Newcastle reemerges, spreads in California
State officials blame broken quarantines, call for added biosecurity
Campylobacter outbreak linked with pet store dogs
A Campylobacter outbreak linked with puppies and pet stores sickened at least dozens of people and hospitalized four in 2019.
Rapid response reduces spread of drug resistance
Aggressive containment of emerging antimicrobial-resistant pathogens can reduce risks they will spread in health care facilities,
Banfield executive talks programs, policy, and practice
JAVMA News caught up with Dr. Molly McAllister, Banfield Pet Hospital chief medical officer, to discuss her new role and new offerings at Banfield,…
Cybercrime a potential liability for clinics
Ransomware, phishing, and other forms of cyberattack are projected to cost businesses $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to
Practices encouraged to be proactive about antimicrobials
A report now available from the AVMA Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice provides a framework for
Small animal veterinarians may come under scrutiny for antimicrobial use
Antimicrobial use by small animal veterinarians may come under scrutiny by governmental agencies and the public
Study models FMD vaccine strategies
Findings of a recent study indicate that, in a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, vaccinating susceptible animals living in a broad
CDC warns of need for proper medical device handling
Following reports of lapses, federal health officials warned that health care facilities need to properly maintain, clean,
Local action can reduce global threat
Dr. Andrew Clark said antimicrobial resistance is a global problem of increasing severity.