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…
FDA clarifies use of monensin
Rumensin is the first approved new animal drug feed ingredient for dairy cows that increases milk production.
FDA adds oversight to over-the-counter antimicrobials
Food and Drug Administration regulators want veterinarian oversight for all antimicrobials shared between animal and human medicine.
Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
Veterinarians are leaders and stewards in preserving the effectiveness of antimicrobials. We work conscientiously with antimicrobial drugs,…
Reminder: extralabel drug use of sulfonamides in lactating dairy cattle prohibited
The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds veterinarians that extralabel use of sulfonamides is prohibited.
Backyard chickens 101
A quick guide for small animal veterinarians to provide veterinary care for backyard chickens and urban poultry flocks.
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Honey bees 101 for veterinarians
With the VFD rule and changes in FDA policy on antimicrobials, honey bees now fall into veterinarians' purview, and you may be called on to treat…
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…
WHO, UN report says drug resistance is a crisis
Drug-resistant pathogens soon could kill 10 million people each year, according to a World Health Organization and United Nations report.
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
Lead in cows is a risk for people
Cattle raised for milk and meat can consume lead through their environments or feed.
Antimicrobial sales decline on farms
In 2017, livestock industries bought one-third less of antimicrobials in the same drug classes as those given to people,
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
Helping veterinarians play an active role in combating antimicrobial resistance
President’s Column: Dr. John de Jong Across our profession, whether at a veterinary conference or educational seminar or in a JAVMA article, we’ve all…
Should government further limit antimicrobial use in food animals
Researchers create, evaluate prion-free cattle
The Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service has announced initial results of research involving
Bovine practitioners solicit abstracts
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners seeks project presentations for the oral and scientific poster sessions
Antimicrobial resistance abstracts invited
Abstracts are being accepted for the 2007 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, which will be held June 25-27
Move follows AABP conference
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners moved its headquarters from Georgia to Alabama
FDA issues reminder on correct use of flunixin meglumine
The Food and Drug Administration issued a reminder to veterinarians about the appropriate use of the drug flunixin meglumine.
WHO weighs in on antimicrobial debate again
A review panel has concluded that the use of antimicrobials for the sole purpose of growth promotion in livestock can be discontinued
Riddell named to lead AABP
Dr. M. Gatz Riddell Jr. was named to the position by the AABP board of directors Feb. 12 during a special meeting in Atlanta.
A practitioner's academician
Posted on November 15, 2003 Spire leads AABP Beef cattle practice was a natural choice for Dr. Mark Spire, president of the American Association…