Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
Animal welfare advocacy and policy
AVMA policy facilitates direct support for good animal welfare. The association also advocates for responsible laws that help ensure animals' good…
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
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.
Animal welfare: Companion animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of companion animals.
Animal Welfare - JAVMA News Stories
AVMA: Mandatory spay/neuter a bad idea (May 15, 2009) AVMA, USDA react to footage of cattle mistreatment (August 1, 2008) Center takes integrated…
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…
Unwanted Horses and Horse Slaughter FAQ
Questions/answers about unwanted horses and horse slaughter. How many unwanted horses are there? What happens to unwanted horses? What is AVMA's…
Welfare Implications of Leghold Trap Use in Conservation and Research
Peer-reviewed summary for veterinarians of scientific literature related to the welfare implications of leghold trap use in conservation and research
Welfare Implications of Laying Hen Housing
Laying hen housing systems must provide feed, water, light, air quality, space and sanitation that promote good health and welfare for the hens.
Dog Bite Risk and Prevention: The Role of Breed
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the role of breed in dog bite risk and prevention.
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.