Animal welfare, health policies updated
Animals used in pre-college education should not be subjected to uses that cause any pain, an updated AVMA policy states.
Tuberculosis Eradication in Cattle and Cervids
The AVMA encourages the USDA to continue to partner with state animal health officials, federal and state animal public health officials, the cattle…
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.
Trans-Atlantic Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) Listening Session
Formal title: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold an informal Stakeholder Listening Session on Trans-Atlantic Task Force on
Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds, Including Veterinary Feed Directive Drugs, for Minor Species
The AVMA recommends that FDA CVM amend the Compliance Policy Guide 615.115 to accommodate extra label use of medicated feeds
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,
AVMA Response to the FDA Extralabel Drug Use Order of Prohibition
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition The Food and…
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Reporting Rule (October 2011)
Formal title: Docket Number [EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188] National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation…
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination…
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…
Proposal calls for changes in antimicrobial use
The Food and Drug Administration hopes a guide and draft guide on antimicrobial use and availability
Trichinae Certification Program
Formal title: Docket Number [APHIS-2006-0089] Trichinae Certification Program Brief Description: On May 16, 2007, the USDA APHIS published a…
Chronic wasting disease continues to spread
An always-fatal neurologic disease is contributing to declines in Western deer and elk herds and raising the possibility of local extinctions.
FDA told to restart drug withdrawals
A federal magistrate ordered the Food and Drug Administration to restart withdrawal proceedings for some uses of antimicrobials for
Veterinary Feed Directive - DRAFT TEXT
Formal Title: [Docket Number FDA-2010-N-0155] Veterinary Feed Directive: Draft Text for Proposed Regulation Brief Description: The Food and…
Farm Bill Reauthorization from 2013-2017
Key issues in the Farm Bill that affect veterinarians and veterinary medicine. AVMA focus centers on programs administered by USDA APHIS and NIFA.
Judge orders antimicrobial safety evaluation
In June, a U.S. magistrate ordered federal authorities to evaluate the safety of many uses of antimicrobials in
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,…
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