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…
Human rabies vaccine recalled
Pasteur has recalled four lots of IMOVAX rabies vaccine because of a potential public health threat.
AVMA request: Commenting deadline for compounding
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.
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
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.
WHO recommends not restricting ketamine
The World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has recommended that ketamine not be placed under international
Veterinarians push against restriction of ketamine
The AVMA and many members have submitted comments emphasizing the importance of access to ketamine ahead of a review by a World Health
AVMA launches database of clinical studies
The AVMA launched the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database in June as a resource for researchers seeking animals to participate in
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,
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,
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
Restriction of veterinary biologics to veterinarians' use
The AVMA supports USDA efforts to restrict veterinary biologics to use by or under the direction of a licensed veterinarian.
Annual rabies vaccination waiver
AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from mandated rabies vaccination because the vaccination may endanger the animal's life or a…
Groups provide new guidance on antimicrobials
The AVMA, Canadian VMA, and Federation of Veterinarians of Europe are calling for continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance at a…
11th edition of Merck manual to be published in July
Merck & Co. will publish the 11th edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual in July.
AVMA, United reach agreement on form for assistance animals
The AVMA, with support from the AVMA PLIT, took action when United Airlines announced a new policy requiring a veterinarian's
Database lists clinical studies on cannabis, cancer, more
Cannabis is just one focus of current clinical trials involving animals, with others focusing on treatments such as stem cells and monoclonal…
Five chosen for councils, committee
The AVMA House of Delegates elected four council members in January 2017, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed one committee
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
International joint statements address horse slaughter, rabies in dogs
The AVMA has adopted a joint statement on horse slaughter with the Canadian and Mexican veterinary associations and a joint statement
McClellan receives Meritorious Service Award
The AVMA has presented the AVMA Meritorious Service Award to Dr. Roger O. McClellan, an international authority in comparative
Veterinary use of thalidomide forbidden by FDA
The Food and Drug Administration restricts the distribution of thalidomide to registered physicians for prescription.
Carfentanil linked to 1,200 human deaths
In 10 states, more than 1,200 people died in one year from overdoses connected with an opioid used to sedate large animals.