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Federal complex to expand animal disease studies, diagnostics
Dr. Kenneth R. Burton, coordinator of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility, talked with JAVMA News about progress on the facility and how he…
APHIS funds animal disease programs
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service awarded over $14 million to more than 70 projects aimed at protecting U.S.…
Scientists find a dog aggression–gut microbe link, Airvet and VSG partner together on telemedicine, and more
Clavijo chosen to head National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
Dr. Alfonso Clavijo is the new director of the Department of Agriculture's National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas.
USDA starts new veterinary vaccine bank
Federal agriculture officials are creating a new veterinary vaccine bank, starting with agents against foot-and-mouth disease.
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
USDA awards $2.4 million to support rural veterinary services
Among the recipients, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners received its second grant to provide workshops on business management for
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
AVMA deliberates on breed standards, devocalization
A resolution submitted to the House of Delegates calls for the AVMA to help develop healthier breed standards for purebred dogs and cats; another…
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
USDA ends some brucellosis research
Animal health authorities ended a brucellosis research project in two states
Groups seek combined oversight of research animals
Four organizations in research and human medicine support combining federal oversight over research animals.
Chronic wasting disease continues to spread
An always-fatal neurologic disease is contributing to declines in Western deer and elk herds and raising the possibility of local extinctions.
Evolution of the AWA
Evolution of the AWA
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the laboratories…
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.
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
Supply increasing for large-volume fluids
The supply of large-volume polyionic fluids for parenteral administration in large animals was projected to increase
Fiscal 2016 Appropriations
AVMA advocates for funding for programs that help ensure animal health and welfare, protect food safety and promote public health and research.
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
Court acts on farm with 10 residue violations
A dairy that sold 10 cows found to have illegal drug residues over the course of 10 years must change its practices or pay thousands
Vital funding for lab network added to Farm Bill
Legislation authorizing what the AVMA believes to be much-needed funding for a national laboratory network safeguarding animal and
Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids
Formal Title - Docket Number (APHIS-2012-0087); Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids Brief Description: With the…
USAHA wants more work on federal programs, rules
USAHA asks federal authorities to invest more to guard against livestock diseases and let veterinarians transport and use controlled
Docket 2010-29748 Recommendations from the NIH Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Working Group
Formal title: Docket Number [2010-29748] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting of the…