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 –
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…
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.
Supreme Court hears arguments on downed swine
Meat industry and state government representatives argued before Supreme Court justices whether a California state law can
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
Veterinary leaders change at FDA
Two Food and Drug Administration executives overseeing veterinary medicine are leaving the agency.
Swine Brucellosis and Pseudorabies Proposed Action Plan
Feral swine pose SB and PRV disease risks to US commercial and transitional production swine herds, and current programs don’t adequately address…
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
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The face of the veterinary profession was changing.
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
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…
Marijuana treatments, drug monitoring programs discussed
AVMA House of Delegates members want the Association to develop policies and further guidance on emerging issues affecting the profession, such as
The slow rise of generic animal drugs
In human medicine, generic drugs accounted for 88 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States as of 2014. Currently, generic