About the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition
View the FSVMC report About the FSVMC Food Supply Veterinary Medicine (FSVM) is a new term that encompasses all aspects of veterinary medicine's…
A LIBRARY OF LIVESTOCK HERITAGE
Livestock breeding has followed narrow lines to improve production, and dozens of breeds have fallen out of favor.
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
Preparation of biologics by state-licensed veterinarians in their practice facility under a VCPR in unique disease situations not adequately covered…
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Gains for animal health in farm bill
Recently passed federal legislation will improve national animal disease detection and response capabilities.
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
WHO seeks end to antibiotic use without disease
Global health authorities are discouraging use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals in the absence of disease.
Webinar: Antiparasitic Resistance
FDA presents information on antiparasitic resistance
Environment chair sees strong veterinary connection
Dr. Karyn Bischoff chairs the AVMA Committee on Environmental Issues. She is a veterinary toxicologist and a senior
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
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
October 2014 Issue of The AVMA Advocate
Ebola and pets; AVMA urges Congress to help rural areas get needed vet care
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
Conserving habitats, ecosystems everywhere key to saving wildlife
The romantic vision of habitat and ecosystem conservation is rather different from the reality.
FDA issues oversight rules for medicated feed
The Food and Drug Administration issued the rules on veterinary feed directives, which are similar to prescriptions
Antimicrobial use in veterinary practice
Find antimicrobial guidance by species, and resources to help communicate the importance of judicious antimicrobial use to clients and your community.
FDA wants help fighting drug-resistant parasites
Dr. Michelle Kornele said antiparasitic drug resistance, long a problem managed by owners of small ruminants, is increasing in horses and
Veterinary Feed Directive
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to amend its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive drugs
Online business training courses created for practitioners
Veterinarians can strengthen their business knowledge and skills, thanks to a new Internet-based program.
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
Idaho veterinary teaching center closing
The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences announced that it will shutter the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
The quirks of working with goats and sheep
Dr. Chris Duemler of Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center in Brodhead, Wisconsin, has always been fascinated with goats and finds
FDA hosting meetings on antimicrobial use
The Food and Drug Administration, with co-sponsorship from the Department of Agriculture, is hosting meetings through June to give