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
Why Breed-specific Legislation Is not the Answer
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) targets specific breeds of dogs that are wrongly thought to all be dangerous – most frequently pit bull types –
AVMA to step up advocacy for national microchip standard
posted August 15, 2005 Despite recommendations from the Executive Board, House Advisory Committee, and Reference Committee 6 for
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.
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
The dangerous dog debate
Communities have been banning or strictly regulating pit bull-type dogs and other “dangerous” breeds for the past three decades.
AVMA supports bills on horse trailers, research
The AVMA will push Congress to pass legislation that would forbid transporting horses across state lines in double-deck trailers.
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
Customs, APHIS inspectors needed at ports to meet growing demand
Members of Congress are calling for hundreds more agriculture inspections at ports of entry.
Laws take aim at wildlife pets
On June 2, Minnesota became the latest state to prohibit residents from possessing dangerous wild animals as pets.
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the global control of canine rabies.
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
Pediatrics article says veterinarians influence children's health
Exotic pets pose risks to young children's health, but veterinarians can help parents improve safety
Veterinary leaders change at FDA
Two Food and Drug Administration executives overseeing veterinary medicine are leaving the agency.
Georgia alumni recognized for contributions
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recently recognized five alumni for service to the college and the veterinary
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
Dog days of summer leave some pets grounded
In June, a United Airlines pilot made an unscheduled emergency landing to save the life of Dakota, a 10½-year-old Basenji that had
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
1965 - 1975
The face of the veterinary profession was changing.
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.
2005 - 2015
Avian influenza bookends the decade concluding with the JAVMA’s centennial in 2015.
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…
More and more animal shelters and individuals are participating in cross-country programs to transport adoptable dogs from source shelters