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 that are needed to protect animal health and safeguard the nation’s food supply. Furthermore, these restrictions are based, in … read more >

AVMA urges policymakers to preserve biomedical research

As veterinarians, we’re passionate about animal health and welfare. Scientific research—including research using animals—is key to improving animal health and welfare, which is why we have reached out to policymakers about the importance of biomedical research. Biomedical research conducted in … read more >

How to reduce waste while complying with the VFD rule

With the federal government’s Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule set to take effect January 1, 2017, one question that we’ve heard from AVMA members is how veterinarians should advise clients who expect to have extra supplies of over-the-counter antibiotics and … read more >