Laboratories terminated, but lessons learned
At veterinary colleges, such laboratories have come under increasing attention this past year.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Zika virus and animals FAQ
Can pets be reservoir hosts for Zika virus? Can dogs or other pets get Zika from humans or transmit it to them? Is there a vaccine for Zika?
Avian Influenza in Companion Animals
Questions/answers about avian influenza in companion animals: How can cats and dogs become infected? What are clinical signs in pet birds? Is there a…
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
ACLAM takes stance, addresses threats to medical research
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine has issued a position statement on animal experimentation.
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…
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
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…
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
1925 - 1935
During this decade, reports on food animals predominated in JAVMA.
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.
Avian-type influenza sickens cats, veterinarian
An avian-type influenza virus had infected 386 cats at a temporary quarantine facility for cats from Animal Care Centers of New York City
H1N1 Flu Virus FAQ
General questions/answers about H1N1 influenza virus: What is it? Is it different from bird flu? What animals can get infected?
Study breaks species barrier on widespread parasite
In a scientific article published this summer, a research team from the University of Wisconsin and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural…
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Finding perspective on outdoor cats
“You probably came to this talk and expected me to just say, ‘Kill all the cats,’ right?” asked Dr. Renée Schott, medical director at the Wildlife…
Exploring a role for titers in rabies vaccination
Most states and many municipalities have laws requiring rabies vaccination for dogs and often cats, and these laws do not allow titer testing
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
Cats spreading fungal disease to people in Brazil
Cats are spreading a nasty fungal infection to people in Brazil.
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
Campylobacter outbreak linked to contact with puppies
Health officials have linked a multistate outbreak of human Campylobacter infections to puppies sold through Petland, a national chain of pet stores
Study finds Listeria in raw pet foods
In a recent study, one-third of samples of raw dog or cat foods ordered online were positive for Listeria organisms.
Researchers find antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis
Researchers have found an antiviral treatment for feline infectious peritonitis, which is currently nearly 100 percent fatal.