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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
New approach in development to control E coli in pigs
The U.S. swine industry loses millions of dollars as a result of bacterial infections in these vulnerable, young animals.
AVMA definitions of antimicrobial use for treatment, control, and prevention
Antimicrobial stewardship can be achieved whether the intent is prevention, control, or treatment.
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…
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.
Minimizing COVID-19 exposure and social distancing in practice
This practical flowchart helps veterinary teams support social distancing and minimize COVID-19 exposure while providing needed care to patients.
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.
House calls for chicken coops, drug resistance pressure, college site visits
AVMA joins CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge
Antimicrobial resistance threatens both public and animal health, and veterinarians are critical leaders in the fight to preserve the effectiveness of…
Newcastle reemerges, spreads in California
State officials blame broken quarantines, call for added biosecurity
Industry groups, congressmen argue to preserve antimicrobial use
Dr. Timothy S. Cummings said removing FDA-approved antimicrobials from the market would limit options to prevent and control disease
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.
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…
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
Veterinarians are leaders and stewards in preserving the effectiveness of antimicrobials. We work conscientiously with antimicrobial drugs,…
Rapid response reduces spread of drug resistance
Aggressive containment of emerging antimicrobial-resistant pathogens can reduce risks they will spread in health care facilities,
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
Helping veterinarians play an active role in combating antimicrobial resistance
President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Across our profession, whether at a veterinary conference or educational seminar or in a JAVMA article, we’ve all…
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials
Position Statement When the decision is reached to use antimicrobials for therapy, veterinarians should strive to optimize therapeutic efficacy and …
WHO, UN report says drug resistance is a crisis
Drug-resistant pathogens soon could kill 10 million people each year, according to a World Health Organization and United Nations report.
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