With the cannabidiol products market continuing to grow and after reviewing published scientific literature and information submitted to a public docket, an internal working group of the Food and Drug Administration concluded that a new regulatory pathway for cannabidiol is needed.
Conversations about euthanasia and depopulation are never easy given what’s at stake. Speakers at the recent AVMA Humane Endings Symposium offered tips and advice for how to communicate effectively and tenderly when discussing end-of-life matters.
The Comparative Oncology Program at the National Institutes of Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary of advancing the study of cancer in dogs to help canine and human patients. AVMA News spoke with the founding and current directors of the program and two other veterinarians in the field of canine comparative oncology about their work and the importance of the program.
Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of food animals for disease control and euthanasia of pigs after a fire. Other speakers discussed how to help pet owners know when it is time to euthanize a pet and how veterinary professionals can learn to grieve.
Regulators and legislators are showing greater interest in xylazine, a prescription drug used in multiple sectors of clinical veterinary medicine. News reports indicate illicit xylazine is increasingly showing up in street drugs and being detected in overdose deaths.
Dr. Ferrin Peterson rides as a jockey full time and somehow finds time to work as a veterinarian on non–race days. Read about her journey toward becoming involved in both aspects of horse racing and how she makes it all work.
Survey results from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America reveal the latest data about the profession of veterinary technology, including salary ranges, job satisfaction, and current challenges.
Drs. Erin Casey and Jim Weisman ran unopposed for seats on the AVMA Board of Directors and were declared elected in February. They will begin their six-year terms this July during AVMA Convention 2023.
A persistent and potentially growing concern, according to experts, is the running of unsanctioned, informal horse races. Unregulated horse racing is dangerous for horses and riders, and diseases such as equine infectious anemia and equine piroplasmosis can spread at these bush tracks.
The Food and Drug Administration is reminding stakeholders that certain over-the-counter antimicrobial products for animals are transitioning to prescription status, starting June 11.