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…
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Iowa State confers Stange, Switzer awards
Four alumni of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine were honored Oct. 29, 2016.
Staying relevant in cattle care
The dean at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is particularly concerned that veterinarians have not generated
CSU creates Sustainable Livestock Systems Collaborative
The Sustainable Livestock Systems Collaborative, the university announced this past December, will allow CSU livestock and animal health experts to…
AABP calls for pain control during horn removal
Cattle should receive pain control drugs during and after horn or horn bud removal, according to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
AVMA presents Excellence Awards for 2019
During AVMA Convention 2019 this August in Washington, D.C., a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such…
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
October 2014 Issue of The AVMA Advocate
Ebola and pets; AVMA urges Congress to help rural areas get needed vet care
Pain control approved in a food animal
A topical NSAID is the first drug approved for use in cattle to control pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory…
A bucking-bull veterinarian in the making
When Dr. Gary D. Warner asked his daughter Kelly why she wanted to be a large animal veterinarian over anything
1935 - 1945
Information on food-producing animals was a mainstay of JAVMA during this decade.
New policy addresses FMD outbreak scenario
As a proactive move, the AVMA Executive Board approved a new policy during its Nov. 15-17, 2012, meeting that will be sent to
Federal Regulations on Food Safety Issues
This page lists federal regulations AVMA is working on in the area of food safety.
1985 - 1995
This era saw female veterinarians become AVMA editor-in-chief and AVMA president-elect—and a veterinary student become Miss America
Pre-slaughter weights of livestock species have been increasing since at least the 1920s, and some of the largest gains have occurred in the past 25…
AABP embraces disabled livestock, dairy cattle welfare guidelines -
The AABP board of directors endorsed the position on disabled livestock
Laboratories certified, rapid tests approved for BSE surveillance
Department of Agriculture has approved seven state veterinary diagnostic laboratories
BSE: Could it happen here? Experts say probably not
As BSE continues its spread in Europe, US authorities are fine-tuning defensive actions to prevent the arrival and spread of the disease
Air, water, land, light: all affect cattle - December 15, 2002
Environment was a prominent program theme at the 2002 AABP conference in September in Madison, Wis.
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.
Devocalization as a final alternative
AVMA Delegates pass resolutions on devocalization, VCPR, livestock handling
Welfare Implications of Castration of Cattle
Castration of male cattle is common practice throughout the world.
Harvard study finds BSE poses little threat to U.S. consumers, agriculture
The United States is highly resistant to the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.