Devastating flu, ongoing harm
This past spring’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak was the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history
USDA releases equine industry study results
The Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System published the first report from its Equine 2015 study,
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Ending life well
Pending guidance on depopulation and updated guidance on euthanasia acknowledge that decisions on animal death are difficult even for experts.
University of Florida presents awards to alumnae
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumnae May 28 with its 2016 Distinguished Awards.
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
Handle with care
Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, a board member of the Human Animal Bond Association, gave a talk about the special needs of elderly and disabled animal…
Euthanasia form reviewed
The AVMA Executive Board approved revisions to the model animal euthanasia authorization form in November.
UK leads by example when it comes to wellness
As the U.S. veterinary medical profession grapples with how to measure and address the prevalence of mental illness and distress among
New guidance for pets exposed to rabies
New guidance in this issue of the JAVMA advises that cats and dogs that are exposed to rabies and are overdue for a vaccine can
1975 - 1985
Production of JAVMA moved in April 1975 to the AVMA’s first owned headquarters, newly constructed in Schaumburg, Illinois
Finding calm amid the chaos
The stigma associated with mental illness often prevents veterinarians from discussing the topic, let alone seeking help
Euthanasia a rare but complicated issue in disasters
The pending discussions on euthanasia protocols will include how to shorten the time between when TAHC staff members recommend euthanasia
1995 - 2005
This decade was a time of relatively high caseloads, allowing for continued accumulation of case experience.
AVMA Guidelines for Pet Loss Support Services
Research has shown that the human grieving process following a pet's death is similar to that experienced by people who have lost a family member or…
Companion animal care guidelines
Preface The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane…
Simulation study compares cat population reduction methods
A simulation model used in a recent study provides insights into the value of administering a temporary, nonsurgical
Most Americans see marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment for some human disease conditions.
Veterinarian professes ignorance on euthanasia statute
Charges filed against a Tennessee veterinarian come as a reminder that practitioners must adhere to state laws and
Unmasking the shelter dog
Now, more than ever, it’s important to understand the behavior of animals in shelters, according to the keynote speaker at