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
Officials identify suspect in theft of infectious agent from MSU laboratory
Veterinarians and pork producers TO REMAIN ALERT for suspicious illnesses
Sample submissions drop despite novel H1N1 concerns
Department of Agriculture officials are encouraging monitoring and surveillance to mitigate the novel H1N1 virus' potential harm
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,
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What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
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.
Updated September 7, 2012 Photo courtesy of CDC The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that since August 2011,…
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…
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.
Pig virus can spread through packing plants
A virus that infected U.S. pigs for the first time can spread through livestock trailers contaminated at packing
FDA’s Dunham delves into drug issues
Dr. Bernadette Dunham, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, recently fielded questions
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
H3N1 poses risks for people, pigs
H3N1 influenza strains recently seen in U.S. swine could pose risks for people and pigs, according to federal animal health authorities.
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…
1925 - 1935
During this decade, reports on food animals predominated in JAVMA.
1945 - 1955
With the end of World War II, “Thousands of people, particularly those in the medical profession, are returning to civil life
1955 - 1965
The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a flurry of technological and sociological changes in the United States.
1965 - 1975
The period of 1965-1975 could be characterized as a time when part of the foundation for the present-day one-health initiative was laid,
Rumors of the demise of the extension veterinarian
No one knows exactly how many extension veterinarians there are, although they always have been few in number.
Threatening drug resistance gene found on swine farm
Environmental samples from a U.S. swine farm contained several species of Enterobacteriaceae with carbapenem resistance genes that could be
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.
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
U.S. braces for African swine fever
As another virus deadly to swine spreads in Asia, swine veterinarians across North America are trying to identify any remaining flaws in their…
Ports of entry, feed ingredients key in fight against deadly swine virus
Imported animal feed can carry African swine fever virus and other pathogens devastating to swine herds.