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.
Animal Health and Welfare Issues
AVMA legislative priorities for veterinarians and veterinary medicine related to animal health, welfare and human-animal bond issues.
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
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.
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…
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
How big is Florida's python problem?
New restrictions on the constrictor-snake trade are meant to prevent a repeat of what has happened with the Burmese python in the Florida Everglades.
Triage follows deep cuts
Public health departments, battered by budget cuts, are reducing services and employing fewer people, including veterinarians.
Welfare Implications of Tail Docking of Cattle
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of tail docking of cattle.
Welfare Implications of Dehorning and Disbudding Cattle
A peer-reviewed summary of the scientific literature related to the welfare implications of dehorning and disbudding cattle.