News for December, 2021

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December 29, 2021

Tailoring medicine by reading the code for life

Researchers in animal genetics indicate they have seen a profound influence of the Human Genome Project on animal medicine and comparative medicine in the 20 years since the first draft human genome was published. And they expect rising use of genetics for precision animal medicine.

December 29, 2021

Animal blood shortage deepens during pandemic

Veterinarians struggle to acquire adequate blood supplies as transfusions become more routine and donations decline. Meanwhile, California is transitioning to local community-based blood donation networks.

December 29, 2021

Board approves budgets, takes other actions

The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting Nov. 17-19, approved the 2022 budgets for the AVMA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and authorized standing councils and committees to meet in person once annually instead of twice.

December 29, 2021

Winners of AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest announced

More than 250 students and veterinarians from around the world competed in the 21st annual AVMA Animal Welfare Assessment Contest, held virtually in November.

December 29, 2021

CDC eases entry requirements for dogs vaccinated in United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed permit requirements for dogs returning to the U.S., effective Dec. 1, provided those dogs were vaccinated in the U.S. by veterinarians licensed in the U.S.

December 29, 2021

Oklahoma State adds training on expanding beef cattle veterinary services

Oklahoma State University faculty members plan to host a series of two-day courses for veterinarians and veterinary students on the services they can add to better serve beef cattle–owning clients.

December 29, 2021

In Memory: Bernie Rollin, ethicist who wanted a better world for animals, dies at 78

Bernie Rollin, PhD, was a weightlifting philosophy professor fond of motorcycles and horseback riding who was considered by many as the father of veterinary medical ethics. He died this November at the age of 78.

December 29, 2021

K-State funded for new African swine fever studies

Kansas State University researchers will conduct a $500,000-plus research project to examine how African swine fever virus survives and spreads on farms.

December 29, 2021

New listings in AVMA Animal Health Studies Database

See new listings of veterinary clinical studies in the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database.

December 29, 2021

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