AVMA celebrates farm bill’s signing, inclusion of animal health programs
The AVMA released a statement in response to President Trump signing the farm bill into law.
Analysis looks at Idexx data on preventive care
An analysis of Idexx Laboratories Inc. preventive care screening profiles from more than 5,000 practices found that for animals in all adult life…
USDA ends some brucellosis research
Animal health authorities ended a brucellosis research project in two states
Paratuberculosis regulations changed
A final rule in the April 10 Federal Register states that the USDA-APHIS is amending regulations regarding movement of animals with
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
AVMA wants expanded FMD vaccine bank
The U.S. lacks a national vaccine supply sufficient for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, according to AVMA leaders.
Rabbit calicivirus infection confirmed in Iowa rabbitry
A rabbitry in Crawford County, Iowa was found to have rabbit calicivirus infection, also known as viral hemorrhagic disease.
Horse Genome Project releases scientific standards for genetic testing
The scientists behind the Horse Genome Project first began meeting in 1995 to develop genetic tools to benefit the equine community.
AVMA presents Excellence in Research Awards
Four veterinarians received the AVMA Excellence in Research Awards during the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
US health officials assess Q-fever and brucellosis in Bosnia
The USDA and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teamed up recently to survey for Q-fever and brucellosis in Bosnia
Death to parasites; long live parasitology
Dr. Susan Little finds the lives of parasites to be fascinating. Nevertheless, as a veterinarian,
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…
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Screwworm turns heads in Florida
When screwworm larvae were found on the prepuce of a four-year-old Thoroughbred gelding in
Florida not tickled by threat of infestation
Florida not tickled by threat of infestation The persistence of disease-carrying parasites in their state is…
West Nile virus survives winter; no surprise, says CDC
Testing of mosquitoes in New York City and a dead red-tailed hawk in
ARCTIC MISSION: NOT IMPOSSIBLE
Five Army Veterinary Corps officers trained with more than 150 other medical personnel, including physicians, nurses, and dentists, in the frigid…
Middle East meets West
Middle East meets West A Bedouin tent near Be'er Sheva in Southern Israel may seem an unlikely setting for…
Hunters hounded as leishmaniasis is diagnosed in Foxhounds
Foxhounds, with a long tradition as hunting dogs, have recently become the hounded ones.
Exotic virus spreads across Northeast; researchers worry about wildlife
Exotic virus spreads across Northeast; researchers worry about wildlifeWith each passing week, the damage wrought by the West Nile virus on the…