A regulator and source of aid, born in civil war
The Department of Agriculture has grown from a collector and distributor of farming information during the 1860s to, today, a
Tips for effective letter writing to state legislators and other officials
Writing to lawmakers is one way to influence state and local laws and policy. Here are tips to write more effective letters.
Information about state rules available from AVMA
The AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Department has compiled information on states' regulations regarding breeding
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on pharmaceutical issues.
Veterinarians exempt from Red Flags Rule
"We're extremely grateful that Capitol Hill understands that these costly regulations are inappropriate for small
Controlled substances laws could change
Congress could consider legislation this year to counteract federal drug rules
Small Business Issues
Legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine on small business issues before the U.S. Congress.
Broad exclusions leave husbandry undefined
Legislation introduced in Texas would define an undetermined amount of livestock care as "husbandry" outside the scope of
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
Renewed focus on race-day medications
Ssome in the industry are calling for an outright ban on race-day medication, and so is newly introduced federal legislation.
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
Breed-specific Prohibited or Restricted Ordinances
summary of statutory and case law provisions on breed-specific local ordinances and state laws
AVMA animal welfare principles
The AVMA, as a medical authority for the health and welfare of animals, offers the following eight integrated principles for developing and evaluating…
Issuing Health Certificates for Export of Live Finfish, Crustaceans, Mollusks, and Their Products
Formal title: Docket Number [04-101-1] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection (12/3/04) Summary: Three federal agencies are…
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
Board gives guides on workplace, competition, courts
Policy changes enacted in April provide new or adjusted advice from the AVMA on work environments, competition, court-ordered
Congress considers US egg production standards
United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the United States want Congress to approve new standards for U.S. egg producers.
Judge allows bulk ingredients for compounding
The Food and Drug Administration doesn't have the authority to stop a Florida pharmacy from using bulk pharmaceutical ingredients to
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
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
Welfare Implications of Hot-Iron Branding and Its Alternatives
Peer-reviewed summary of the scientific literature related to the welfare implications of hot iron branding and its alternatives.
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.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Reporting Rule (October 2011)
Formal title: Docket Number [EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188] National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation…
State laws governing veterinary records retention. Typically states require veterinarians keep records 3-5 years after last patient exam/treatment.
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.