• Ready to focus on finances in 2019?
    by AVMA@Work Editor on December 14, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    New Year’s resolutions to get on the right track With a new year around the corner, December can be both a time for wrapping things up – like presents and budgets – and looking ahead. If finances are an area … read more > […]

  • Join Santa’s veterinary team
    by AVMA@Work Editor on December 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Social media and other tools help you spread holiday fun For over 150 years the AVMA has been providing veterinary care to the North Pole’s most valuable animals: Santa’s reindeer! Just this month, AVMA’s president, Dr. John de Jong, completed … read more > […]

  • AVMA gives practitioners a voice in global meeting on antimicrobial resistance
    by AVMA@Work Editor on December 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    A delegation led by the FDA is representing the United States in global discussions about antimicrobial resistance this week in South Korea, and the AVMA is there to help provide the veterinary practitioner’s perspective. FDA officials asked the AVMA to … read more > […]

  • FDA requests label changes to combat antiparasitic resistance
    by AVMA@Work Editor on December 11, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked animal drug companies to voluntarily revise the labels of some livestock and horse dewormers to add information about antiparasitic resistance. The drugs involved are those used to treat helminths – internal … read more > […]

  • Review underway for COE accreditation standards
    by AVMA@Work Editor on December 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The AVMA Council on Education (COE) has begun a review of its full set of accreditation standards and is inviting participation from anyone interested in veterinary education. Every four years, the COE assesses the standards of accreditation as a whole … read more > […]

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Animal Tracks

  • Dog flu strain new to U.S. responsible for Chicago area outbreak
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on May 4, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Earlier this spring, hundreds of dogs in and around Chicago began showing signs of respiratory illness, which testing revealed to be caused by canine influenza. Further genetic testing revealed there was something unusual about this outbreak: It wasn't the usual H3N8 strain of canine influenza that was making dogs sick; it was H3N2, a strain that had previously only been identified in Asia. To date, the virus has caused at least six deaths, and more than 1,000 illnesses, in the Chicago area and neighboring states. In this podcast, Cornell University veterinarian Dr. Amy Glaser talks about this newly introduced strain of dog flu and how pet owners can keep their dogs from becoming infected. […]

  • Vaccines and pet health
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on February 17, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Vaccines have played a major role in preventing disease and improving public health around the world. These benefits have been extended to our pets as well, helping to protect them from viruses such as rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. There is, however, a small but vocal anti-vaccination movement that questions the necessity of vaccines, and veterinary medicine may not be immune from this movement; New York magazine recently reported that some veterinarians have noticed an uptick in the number of pets that are not being vaccinated, due to a similar anti-vaccination ideology. In this podcast, Dr. Laurel Gershwin, a member of AVMA’s Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, discusses the importance of vaccinations for our pets. […]

  • National Pet Dental Health Month 2015
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on January 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    February 1 marks the beginning of National Pet Dental Health Month. More than just a cosmetic issue, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious disease in our pets, which may affect their kidneys, livers, and hearts. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets, with most dogs and cats becoming affected by age 3. In this podcast, Dr. Jan Bellows, past president of the American Veterinary Dental College, talks about the importance of dental health for our pets. […]

  • New rabies research could help save pets' lives
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on January 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    How well protected are pets shortly after their rabies vaccinations are out of date, and what's the appropriate response for treating and caring for pets in such circumstances? These were the questions researchers set out to answer in a study published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). […]

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pets
    by (American Veterinary Medical Association) on December 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Will you be one of the millions of people making New Year’s Resolutions this year? If so, have you thought about including your pets in your New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps by partnering with a furry friend, you’ll be more inclined to stick to those healthy promises you made. And just like us, most of our pets could benefit from shedding a few pounds and spending more time being active. In this podcast, AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven talks about making New Year’s resolutions for your pets. […]