One Health Commission, EPA launch pet health survey
The One Health Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are working together on the National Pet Health Survey
Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health
You don’t need us to tell you the harm that smoking can do to your body, or the risks posed to children and others from secondhand smoke. But perhaps…
Report: Similar rises in human, pet health care expenses
Household pet health care expenses have risen in patterns similar to those seen in human health care
AVMA, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
States shift from travel health form with no one clear alternative
Fulfilling requests from clients for health forms for their pets when travelling domestically may not be as simple as it used to be
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on the benefits of animal vaccination programs in advancing animal and human health
Historically, immunization practices and vaccination protocols have contributed to significantly reduce the incidence of many life-threatening…
USDA awards $7M for loan repayment to address shortage areas
The Department of Agriculture announced in late November that 74 food animal and public health veterinarians will receive educational loan assistance
Once ‘over there,’ Ebola now here
Although the Ebola outbreak is being managed as a public health problem, the virus is a zoonotic pathogen, stoking fears that animals
Idaho finds plague in domestic cats
The Idaho Division of Public Health identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in six domestic cats in mid-2016.
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You're liable to read this Like the zoonotic and public health issues that cross human and veterinary borderlines,…
FDA open to possibility of legalizing some cannabis products
The FDA plan features a public hearing set for May 31 to gather stakeholder input.
Policy spells out reasons for vaccination and following labeling
Recognizing an aversion to vaccination among some members of the public and concerned that some veterinarians are advocating dosing of vaccines that
Though COVID-19 cases rare in pets, testing is available
Veterinarians can test for the COVID-19 virus in animals, but whether and when they should still remain issues. At press time in late April, only a…
COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices
Veterinary practices have pivoted quickly under COVID-19 to ensure patients continue receiving essential veterinary care while enacting new safety…
One-health visionary receives AVMA Award
Dr. Roger K. Mahr proposed initiative that led to One Health Commission
Human-to-animal COVID-19 spread not common
Positive test results for the COVID-19 virus in a small number of animals have drawn a large amount of attention. Still, current evidence indicates…
Finding a way forward with nonprofit service providers
Representatives of the groups spoke about these efforts during the 2014 AVMA Public Policy Symposium, Sept. 5-6 in Rosemont, Illinois.
The AlignCare starting line
The subsidized veterinary care system AlignCare, out of the Program for Pet Health Equity at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is preparing to…
Guidance issued on Ebola exposure in pets
The AVMA and partners issued guidance for health officials on handling the pets of people exposed to the Ebola virus.
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.
WHO recommends not restricting ketamine
The World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has recommended that ketamine not be placed under international
Conference charts one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets, people
A recent conference charted a one-health approach to addressing obesity in pets and people