Congressmen call for public health coordination amid coronavirus outbreak
As coronavirus infections spread, veterinarians in Congress stress that the outbreak shows the need for coordinated health planning among federal…
Animal health laboratories aid testing for COVID-19 in people
Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are helping overwhelmed public health laboratories identify COVID-19 in people. One—the Oklahoma Animal Disease…
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…
What do you need to know about coronavirus?
The new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has public health officials on high alert across the United States. The AVMA is collecting information about…
Human rabies vaccine recalled
Pasteur has recalled four lots of IMOVAX rabies vaccine because of a potential public health threat.
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…
Spike protein may contain key weaknesses in COVID-19 virus
Gary Whittaker, PhD, is leading a group of laboratories studying the COVID-19 virus in hopes of developing therapeutics or vaccines. He is among…
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.
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
Pandemic prevention program ending after 10 years
USAID Predict led virus discovery, health training, risk education
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
AVMA is committed to helping the veterinary community through the COVID-19 pandemic. Get actionable information on PPE, implementing social distancing…
Can veterinarians prevent the next pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic marks the third novel coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century. Unlike the viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome…
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,
AABP judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in cattle
The AVMA has endorsed these guidelines developed by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
Schultz honored for immunology research
More than 500 scientists from around the world attended the 99th annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases,
The CDC is warning people not to cuddle hedgehogs, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is coming up in April, and more
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…
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…