Farm veterinarians adjust to reduce COVID-19 risk
This spring, veterinarians spent less time in barns and more time helping farm workers stay healthy. Veterinary organizations, academic centers, and…
Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical to actively incorporate preventive measures into facility visits to decrease the risk of infection for veterinarians, staff members, and…
Antimicrobial sales rise in 2018 but remain down over decade
Data show one-year rises among products for pigs, cattle
Backyard chickens 101
A quick guide for small animal veterinarians to provide veterinary care for backyard chickens and urban poultry flocks.
FDA may change drug uses in 5-year plan
Federal authorities plan to expand limits on who can buy antimicrobials for use in livestock and how long they can be used.
FDA may give more details on drug sales
Food and Drug Administration officials plan to provide more context in reports on antimicrobials administered to livestock by estimating
AVMA weighs stepped-up role in global food security
With the world’s population projected to grow by one-third to more than 9 billion people by 2050, global food production must increase as
FDA extends call for treatment limit ideas
Food and Drug Administration authorities have extended a call for ideas on how to limit durations of some approved antimicrobial
Restrictions on medicated feeds coming to farms
By the end of this year, hundreds of antimicrobial applications for livestock will change to add veterinarian oversight and remove
Committee on Antimicrobials
The Committee on Antimicrobials advises the AVMA Board of Directors on antimicrobial topics, serving as the primary resource to the AVMA on…
FDA to require species-specific antimicrobial data
Pharmaceutical companies will need to give federal authorities data that could be used to compare antimicrobial consumption and
Preparation of biologics by state-licensed veterinarians in their practice facility under a VCPR in unique disease situations not adequately covered…
Antimicrobial sales rise despite pending changes
Agreements between federal regulators and pharmaceutical companies are expected to reduce antimicrobial use in agriculture by the end of
1935 - 1945
Information on food-producing animals was a mainstay of JAVMA during this decade.
Katrina: stories from the storm
A decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, breaking levees and flooding much of the area.
FDA issues oversight rules for medicated feed
The Food and Drug Administration issued the rules on veterinary feed directives, which are similar to prescriptions
FDA wants species-level antimicrobial data
A proposal published in May would require drug companies to provide federal authorities estimated volumes of antimicrobials sold for
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
Antimicrobial use in veterinary practice
These AVMA resources for veterinarians support the judicious use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials, and combat antimicrobial resistance.
Antibiotic use is changing. Talk to your veterinarian.
Talk to a veterinarian about responsible use of antibiotics in animals. Veterinary oversight helps preserve antimicrobial effectiveness in fighting…
Senators doubt FDA can control antimicrobial use
Three senators have expressed doubt federal authorities can or will ensure veterinarians administer antimicrobials to livestock only
Changes coming in antimicrobial use, availability
When the types of antimicrobials important for human medicine are sold for use in farm animals, only a small portion require a
October 2014 Issue of The AVMA Advocate
Ebola and pets; AVMA urges Congress to help rural areas get needed vet care
Ruling gives FDA discretion in drug withdrawals
An appellate court overturned a ruling that would have made federal drug authorities start proceedings to withdraw some antimicrobial uses in…
Companies to reduce antimicrobial availability
Hundreds of antimicrobial products will no longer be approved for livestock production uses, such as increased weight gain