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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
Bovine practitioners weigh role in drug residues, antimicrobial resistance
Evolving drug regulations and public health concerns mean that bovine practitioners should be even more careful to use pharmaceuticals
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Bill would loosen drug transport, use rules
Legislation introduced in April would allow veterinarians to transport and dispense controlled substances at addresses beyond those
Broad exclusions leave husbandry undefined
Legislation introduced in Texas would define an undetermined amount of livestock care as "husbandry" outside the scope of
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…
Antimicrobial sales outpace meat production
Agriculture-related sales of antimicrobials rose by one-sixth in five years, and that included a one-fifth rise in sales of those
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…
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Missourians have rights to farm, ranch
Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment that indicates the state’s residents have the right to farm and ranch
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.
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act is now law
President Obama signed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, making it legal for veterinarians to have access to travel with and use controlled…
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.
A practitioner's academician
Posted on November 15, 2003 Spire leads AABP Beef cattle practice was a natural choice for Dr. Mark Spire, president of the American Association…
Stakeholders respond to AVMA workforce study
American Animal Hospital Association Executive Director Michael Cavanaugh says the U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study confirms what many
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.