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…
Idaho finds plague in domestic cats
The Idaho Division of Public Health identified Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, in six domestic cats in mid-2016.
Conservation of wild animals
The AVMA is an organization that serves as an advocate for animals and animal health.
The CDC for wildlife
Established in 1975, the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center is at the forefront of wildlife health research for
The AVMA recognizes the pressing need for effective actions to ensure the future health of aquatic animals and ecosystems
Importation and interstate movement of wildlife, aquatic, and non-native animals
The AVMA recommends that appropriate state and federal agencies develop, implement, and enforce regulations prohibiting the
Proposed Actions to Reduce Risks from Rodenticides
Formal title: Docket Number [EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0955; FRL-8104-7] Rodenticides; Proposed Risk Mitigation Decision; Notice of Availability EPA is…
Letters to Governors regarding ownership of wild animals
On October 19, 2011, fifty-six (56) wild animals were set loose from their cages by the owner of a private farm in Zanesville, Ohio prior to his…
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
Migratory Bird Permits; Double-Crested Cormorant Management in the United States (November 2011)
Formal title: Docket Number [FWS-R9-MB-2011-0033]Migratory Bird Permits; Double-Crested Cormorant Management in the United States The U.S. Fish…
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination…
North American Waterfowl Management Plan 2012
Formal title: Docket Number [FWS-R9-MB-2011-N148; 91300-1234-0000] North American Waterfowl Management Plan The United States Fish and Wildlife…
Baylisascaris monograph available from USGS
Baylisascaris monograph was recently published through the U.S. Geological Survey.
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.
Monkeypox and Restrictions on African Rodents, Prairie Dogs and Certain Other Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [2003N-0400] Control of Communicable Diseases; Restrictions on African Rodents, Prairie Dogs, and Certain Other Animals …
Draft Revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports (January 2012)
Formal title: Docket Number [NOAA-NMFS-2012-0007]Draft Revisions to the Guidelines for Preparing Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports On January…
National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals (July 2011)
Formal title: Docket Number [2011-18037] National Policy for Distinguishing Serious From Non-Serious Injuries of Marine Mammals The National Oceanic…
United States Fish and Wildlife Service White-Nose Syndrome in Bats; Draft National Plan
Formal title: Docket Number [FWS-R5-ES-2010-N216; 50120-1113-0000-C2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Assisting States, Federal…
Injurious Wildlife Species; Petition to List All Live Amphibian in Trade as Injurious Unless Free of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Formal title: Docket Number [FWS-R9-FHC-2009-0093] Injurious Wildlife Species; Review of Information Concerning a Petition to List All Live…