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Environment: the bedrock of one health
At first glance, veterinarians' role in environmental health is less apparent than their role in the other two legs of the one-health triad.
Wild Animal Health Fund awards 13 grants for zoo animal, wildlife research
The Wild Animal Health Fund has awarded 13 grants for research on zoo animals and wildlife for 2018 totaling $105,407.
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
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Salmon could show path for transgenic animals
James D. Murray, PhD, thinks it is clear that genetic engineering of food animals could improve human and animal health and help to
Hope in Haiti
Dr. Max Millien, director of animal health with Haiti's Ministry of Agriculture, said assistance from foreign agencies
Nominations open for AVMA awards
The nomination period is open for the following AVMA Excellence Awards and AVMA Excellence in Research Awards.
AVMA presents Excellence Awards
During AVMA Convention 2018 this July in Denver, a number of individuals received AVMA Excellence Awards for contributions in areas such as
Get ready before lava flow or another natural disaster hits home
The lava flowing through homes in Hawaii is one of the latest in a series of natural disasters that have struck the United States over the course of…
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
Options available to protect against longhorned tick
The invasive longhorned (bush) tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, has been a growing concern for the veterinary community following the appearance of…
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…
Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Future of animal welfare intertwined with veterinary profession
Some current trends in animal welfare he outlined are as follows:
Delta Air Lines implements new rules for assistance animals
Delta Air Lines announced Jan. 19 that the airline is requiring
Congressman wants cats adopted after research
A Michigan congressman wants adoption, rather than euthanasia, for cats used in federal Toxoplasma research.
First veterinarian chosen as TED fellow
To be a TED fellow, you must be recognized as a rising star in your field, someone who offers a novel approach to addressing
Environment chair sees strong veterinary connection
Dr. Karyn Bischoff chairs the AVMA Committee on Environmental Issues. She is a veterinary toxicologist and a senior
From data loss to explosions: how practices can prepare for disasters
>Dr. Warren J. Hess didn't think much about disaster preparedness until his mobile practice exploded, with him inside.
Cannabis research for veterinary patients advancing, cautiously
More than half the country has legalized marijuana use in one form or another.
California rises from the ashes again
In 2018, California faced its most destructive year of fires.
Updated guidance published on strangles
Strangles, a highly contagious upper respiratory tract disease caused by Streptococcus equi subsp equi, remains one of the most common diseases in…
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…
A one-health solution to the toxic algae problem
Cyanobacteria were ancient when our ancestors were taking their first tentative steps
Pets to live in apartments at new domestic violence shelter
When a pet is part of a family shattered by domestic violence, the pet's life is in peril and the family faces yet another obstacle to survival.