Slaughter delays lead to depopulation
Companies destroyed thousands of swine and poultry in April as coronavirus outbreaks shuttered or slowed slaughter plants, and one producer warned…
Training in foreign diseases opens students’ eyes
Veterinary student Ashley Hagauer went into veterinary college knowing she wanted to explore career options in public health and
Tuberculosis Eradication in Cattle and Cervids
The AVMA encourages the USDA to continue to partner with state animal health officials, federal and state animal public health officials, the cattle…
Veterinarian notification of violative residues in foods of animal origin
The AVMA supports a safe, abundant, and wholesome food supply raised in an environment that enhances public health and animal wellbeing.
COVID-19: Resources for shelters, food animal veterinarians
Two new AVMA resources provide practical guidance for animal shelter personnel and food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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…
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.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Atypical BSE found in Alabama cow
Health authorities found in July that an 11-year-old beef cow in Alabama had bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a degenerative prion disease.
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Model practice act goes before HOD again
The AVMA House of Delegates will consider revisions to the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act and two policies on antimicrobials
Academics honored by AAVMC
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges recognized the 2018 recipients of four awards during its Annual Conference March 2-4 in…
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
California rises from the ashes again
In 2018, California faced its most destructive year of fires.
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination…
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…
Review finds U.S. animal disease control system adequate, but needing improvement
A review of the nation's ability to protect livestock and poultry against foreign animal diseases describes the state of disease
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
Final comments to FDA guidance 209 - Judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-D-0094] Guidance for Industry on the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing…
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
Veterinarians defy Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to Texas, impacting small and large animals, urban and rural clinics.
1925 - 1935
With Dr. Horace Preston Hoskins as editor from 1923-1939, “The JAVMA then entered a lengthy period of growth and renovation” according to