Good news! The long-awaited 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals has been published and it, together with an Executive Summary, can be accessed as a .pdf on the AVMA website. An e-reader-friendly version will be … read more
As a result of recent media attention to how pigs are cared for in swine facilities, we’ve received quite a few Facebook comments and e-mails from veterinarians and others expressing their discomfort about the methods used to euthanize piglets. Several … read more
There has been a lot of attention in the news recently about gestation stalls used on some sow farms. The argument has been made that the stalls are inhumane, as they are small and may not allow a pregnant sow from moving … read more
We’re getting lots of e-mail, phone calls, and other communications these days asking whether the AVMA is “for” or “against” the use of gestation stalls for housing pregnant sows. What AVMA is really “for” is good welfare. We want housing … read more
The fiscal year 2012 Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) application cycle is underway. Veterinarians interested in applying for the program can review the eligibility criteria and access the application package on-line at www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp. Applications are due by Friday, June 15, … read more
Some of the misinterpretations in the media may have resulted from results that were erroneously posted on October 28 by the FDA. The FDA issued corrected numbers on October 31, and my statements are based on the corrected and final information.