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California regulators clarifying pet dentistry restrictions
Recently defeated legislation in California would have let unsupervised nonveterinarians perform services to remove deposits from
Midyear report summarizes state legislation
2008 already has been another busy year for state legislation relevant to veterinary and animal issues.
Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers
Representatives of the groups spoke about these efforts during the 2014 AVMA Public Policy Symposium, Sept. 5-6 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
Missourians approve tougher rules for dog breeders
During the Nov. 2 election, Missourians narrowly approved a ballot initiative, Proposition B, that creates tougher rules for
Egg rules endure challenges
California’s housing requirements for egg-laying hens, which took effect this year, have survived one appeal and face a second.
WSAVA takes on brachycephaly, dentistry, dog and cat meat trade
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has focused attention on the issues facing brachycephalic dogs, released global guidelines
Ohio restricting wild animal ownership
Starting in September, most Ohio residents will be unable to collect or sell wild animals that the state deems to be dangerous
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
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The face of the veterinary profession was changing.
Supreme Court strikes down Calif. slaughter rules
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in January that the state of California cannot prohibit the slaughter of pigs that become
Passion for people, horses drives AAEP president
Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. is passionate about a lot of things. When he’s not treating horses or giving talks on practice management, he can be found…
AVMA files brief in trade restriction case
The AVMA is among medical associations that contend in a brief that state professional boards should not be subject to Federal Trade
Nobody knows how many privately owned wild animals are living in captivity in Ohio.
Ohio may have avoided ballot fight
And the governor will push for new restrictions on dog breeders and exotic pets owners as well as more severe punishments for cockfighting.
Restricting ownership of wild animals
Ohio residents have received or sought permits to continue owning about 300 primates
After the circus
The Asian elephants that performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses gave their last performances May 1.