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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…
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Veterinary lawmakers a rare breed
The personal and professional lives of veterinarians are affected by legislation and regulation every day, from when they write a prescription to when…
NAVTA's Veterinary Nurse Initiative a work in progress
Although the Veterinary Nurse Initiative has seen little state legislative progress, it has made strides in other areas.
Farm bill delivers victory for veterinary medicine
The nation’s new farm bill creates critical programs to improve animal health and enhance the nation’s ability to prevent and respond to animal…
Bill would ban double-decker trailers for horse transport
The AVMA has long advocated for this prohibition, which is included in a $500 billion infrastructure bill proposed in the U.S. House of…
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
Coronavirus emergency law gives paid leave
A new federal law expands the existing paid family medical and leave program from its current form and gives paid sick leave to workers who did not…
Once more around the track
Racetrack-led coalition created to address horse racing deaths, safety concerns
Board chair embraces veterinary family ties
Dr. Rena Carlson, chair of the AVMA Board of Directors, has held leadership roles since early in her veterinary career. She spoke to JAVMA News about…
Q&A: As partisan storms rage, congressman tacks toward the center
As a moderate Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Kurt Schrader is a rarity in a Congress riven by partisan passions.
Customs, APHIS inspectors needed at ports to meet growing demand
Members of Congress are calling for hundreds more agriculture inspections at ports of entry.
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…
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
AVMA files brief in trade restriction case
The AVMA is among medical associations that contend in a brief that state professional boards should not be subject to Federal Trade
Where to draw the line
In some areas of the country, rural veterinarians are struggling to maintain practice viability and client profitability