The corporatization of veterinary medicine
Corporate-owned veterinary practices have been around for roughly 30 years, starting in 1987 when VCA bought its first independently owned
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
FDA bars import of cow reproductive hormone products
Federal regulators warned that three cattle-use reproductive hormone products sold in the U.S. are unapproved, and it is now illegal to import
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…
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…
AVMA recognizes excellence in veterinary medicine
During AVMA Convention 2017 this July in Indianapolis, the AVMA bestowed awards to recognize excellence in veterinary medicine.
Practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19
Learn about practicing veterinary medicine during COVID-19, including employer obligations and liability.
AASV basic guidelines of judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in pork production
The American Association of Swine Veterinarians and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in pork production.
Center of Excellence focuses on dairy education
Four veterinary colleges will collaborate to develop and implement the National Center of Excellence in Dairy Production Medicine
Antimicrobial sales rise in 2018 but remain down over decade
Data show one-year rises among products for pigs, cattle
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
Companies to reduce antimicrobial availability
Hundreds of antimicrobial products will no longer be approved for livestock production uses, such as increased weight gain
Understanding, enticing pet owner spending
Veterinarians can take a larger portion of the pet products market, according to lecturers at a recent AVMA conference.
An advocate for the cow
Dr. Rich Meiring, 2004-2005 AABP president, had been practicing production medicine in western Ohio for 25 years and still loved it
Survey finds declining practice revenue, move toward telemedicine
A survey of roughly 215 veterinary practices in the northeastern United States and approximately a hundred practices in other parts of the country…
A LIBRARY OF LIVESTOCK HERITAGE
Livestock breeding has followed narrow lines to improve production, and dozens of breeds have fallen out of favor.
FDA clarifies use of monensin
Rumensin is the first approved new animal drug feed ingredient for dairy cows that increases milk production.
AAAP guidelines for judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in poultry
The American Association of Avian Pathologists and AVMA both support these guidelines on judicious therapeutic antimicrobial use in poultry…
A close call for the National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center
Secretary Small also proposed to eliminate Smithsonian Productions and the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education
Frustration mounts over opioid shortage
Drug shortages and discontinuations are nothing new to veterinary medicine.
Guidance for managing veterinary employees with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure or disease
See AVMA’s guidance for managing employees who have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19—whether confirmed or suspected.
Saltman advocates for veterinarians in animal agriculture
Bovine veterinarians must reposition themselves as key players in food production to shape the future of animal agriculture, according to Dr.
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
DEA provides update on opioid shortage
The Drug Enforcement Administration released a statement April 10 on the ongoing opioid shortages affecting both human and veterinary medicine.
Cattle veterinarians honored
Seven veterinarians received awards in September for their contributions to bovine medicine.