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
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
Groups seek combined oversight of research animals
Four organizations in research and human medicine support combining federal oversight over research animals.
Grants available for alternatives to animal use
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is offering funding for methods pertaining to biomedical research
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
USDA to require reports of PED
Pig owners, veterinarians, and laboratory diagnosticians will need to tell the Department of Agriculture if they discover pigs infected
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…
Federal PED efforts focus on diagnostics
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service eliminated requirements that farms with infections from
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.
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.
USDA starts new veterinary vaccine bank
Federal agriculture officials are creating a new veterinary vaccine bank, starting with agents against foot-and-mouth disease.
Evolution of the AWA
Evolution of the AWA
USDA ends swine coronavirus data collection
Department of Agriculture officials have stopped requiring reports when pigs become infected with enteric coronaviruses.
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
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…
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.
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
Preparation of biologics by state-licensed veterinarians in their practice facility under a VCPR in unique disease situations not adequately covered…
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…