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
Raising contented cattle makes welfare, production sense
Raising contented cattle makes welfare, production sense "Milking the Golden Cow-Her Comfort" was…
Veterinarians pledge ventilators, supplies to human medicine
Veterinarians pledged hundreds of ventilators for human use as a surge of COVID-19 cases in some areas have led to shortages as the coronavirus…
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.
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.
Externships provide students with a glimpse of international veterinary medicine
Two veterinary students took time out of their summer schedules for externships at the Office International des Epizooties in Paris
Infection prevention and control
Social distancing as well as proper cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation measures can help prevent and control COVID-19 infection.
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
Companies to reduce antimicrobial availability
Hundreds of antimicrobial products will no longer be approved for livestock production uses, such as increased weight gain
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
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…
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…
President-elect candidates make their case
In the following interviews, they share their views of the AVMA and veterinary medicine.
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
Penn Vet, Wharton launch entrepreneurship program
A new partnership between the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Wharton School, the university's business school,…
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…
No evidence pets can become ill with COVID-19 virus as it surges in US
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials see no evidence that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in people sickens pets or can spread to…