Study shines spotlight on neutering
Publication earlier this year of a study that found higher incidences of certain cancers and musculoskeletal disorders
AKC foundation funding research on canine athletes
The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation is calling for proposals for research on the health, well-being, and
Ads to promote visits to veterinarians
Advertisements for a campaign to increase cat and dog preventive health care will appear in magazines starting in October.
Eliminating dog-transmitted rabies
Global health organizations hope to eliminate rabies transmission from dogs to humans in the Americas within the next two years.
Task Force for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Companion Animal Practice
Charge To develop practice guidelines for implementing antimicrobial stewardship in companion animal practice.
Stakeholders respond to AVMA workforce study
American Animal Hospital Association Executive Director Michael Cavanaugh says the U.S. Veterinary Workforce Study confirms what many
AVMF puts mission into action
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation sponsored animal-related events in several communities this past fall as
AVMA endorses program of free dental exams for service dogs
The AVMA has endorsed a program by the American Veterinary Dental College that provides free dental examinations for service
Auxiliary promotes veterinary care for National Pet Week
“Love Your Pet, See Your Vet” is the message that the Auxiliary to the AVMA will be spreading for National Pet Week
Recalls of pet food rise on the radar
Recalls of pet food are not increasing, but awareness of them might be. The primary cause of these recalls is Salmonella contamination,
LEGENDS: Innovator in nutrition
Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. developed therapeutic diets for pets By Katie Burns Posted August 21, 2013 Small animal medicine and the pet food…
AVMA supports bills on horse trailers, research
The AVMA will push Congress to pass legislation that would forbid transporting horses across state lines in double-deck trailers.
The fat factor
In veterinary practice, the problem of overweight pets has become a steady undercurrent.
Media reports question safety of Trifexis®
Information for members regarding media reports that question the safety of Trifexis, a heartworm preventive and parasite/flea therapeutic.
Calories to appear on pet food labels
Calorie counts will soon start appearing on the labels of almost all dog and cat foods and treats, helping pet owners
Meet your new neighbors
More and more, veterinarians are being called to treat chickens kept in urban and suburban neighborhoods where no food animal
Cats may be greater threat to wildlife than first thought
Scientists with the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say free-ranging domestic cats kill substantially more
Herding Cat Owners
Too few pets, particularly cats, are visiting veterinary clinics, according to groups trying to increase their preventive care.
Birds of a feather
The field of avian medicine has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Pet bird ownership has dropped by almost half over the past two decades
Rodenticide use, risks may change
Federal regulators are trying to reduce consumer access to second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides and require that home-use rodenticides come…
More than half of U.S. households owned pets at year-end 2011, and three-quarters of these pet-owning households made at least one visit to the…
Relations rarely adversarial between practices, shelters
A new study has found that private practices and animal shelters rarely perceive their relationship to be adversarial, despite a
Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Disposal has come under increased scrutiny due to detection of human pharmaceuticals in U.S. Waterways.