WHO antimicrobial guidelines fall short of protecting human and animal health
The World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for antibiotic use this week that place unwarranted restrictions on the use of antibiotics…
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.
At a year, AVMA database amassing clinical studies
At a year, the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database has seen success in amassing clinical studies in veterinary medicine.
USDA releases equine industry study results
The Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System published the first report from its Equine 2015 study,
Threatening drug resistance gene found on swine farm
Environmental samples from a U.S. swine farm contained several species of Enterobacteriaceae with carbapenem resistance genes that could be
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
Doing what is best for pigs
Dr. Alejandro “Alex” Ramirez said swine veterinarians remind one another that doing what is best for pigs is their top priority.
Veterinarians defy Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey dealt a blow to Texas, impacting small and large animals, urban and rural clinics.
What we can do to stop soring
As part of our work to promote animal welfare, the AVMA has long supported policies cracking down on soring, which is the practice of deliberately…
Soring final rule put on hold
A proposed crackdown on the practice of soring—the deliberate infliction of pain to exaggerate the gait of horses, thereby gaining an unfair
Avoiding the slippery slope of unethical behavior
The American Association of Equine Practitioners addressed the topic of ethics head-on at its annual convention this past