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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.
State Laws Governing Elective Surgical Procedures
Several states regulate veterinary procedures such as tail docking, ear cropping and devocalization.
Animal Tethering Prohibitions
Several state laws and regulations address the issue of tethering companion animals, specifically dogs.
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
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
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
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
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.
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…
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
Dog and cat population control
The population of dogs and cats in the U.S. exceeds the capacity of our society to care and provide homes for them as companion animals.
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