Uniform horse-racing rules gaining momentum
Proposed uniform national horse-racing reforms by the RMTC involve medication regulation and enforcement, including laboratory testing.
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…
The IAHAIO Tokyo Declaration
Given the scientific and medical evidence proving the beneficial effects to human health and well being arising from interactions with companion…
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.
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
Dr. Clark K. Fobian, District VII representative to the AVMA Executive Board, will likely be elected AVMA president-elect by
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…
A horse industry’s change of heart
The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act strengthens the Horse Protection Act and bans the use of action devices and improves enforcement by the
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.
We are not your father’s AVMA
Over the past five years, AVMA Executive Vice President Ron DeHaven has been working behind the scenes with Association leaders to transform the…
Flood of pork buyers want sow housing changes
Increased interest in farm practices by the public and corporate executives could be connected with dozens of companies’ pledges to eliminate…
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.