Overdue farm bill finally becomes law
Obama signs legislation into law at Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Blog: Alabama's at it again with bills regulating veterinary shelters
Massachusetts looking to establish veterinary technician board.
Blog: Congress starts fast out of the gate in 2014
Success of Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in Senate could build momentum for more positive results.
Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes Senate
Practitioners no longer DEA targets if bill becomes law.
Blog: Hands off, California! You'll only make things worse
FDA's new antimicrobial guidelines don't need legislative 'help.'
AVMA watches new year's resolutions
The organization?s legislative agenda lists bills that may affect its members in a variety of ways.
FDA's final antimicrobial regulation proposal provides veterinarians more flexibility
Most antimicrobial drugs will no longer be over-the-counter; pharmaceuticals companies have three years to comply.
Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee disbanded by FDA
Center for Veterinary Medicine says open forums and public meetings can replace committee.
QUIZ: How much do you know about the American West's wild horse population?
A recent evaluation by a National Research Council committee sheds light on the National Wild Horses and Burros Program.
Blog: Breed ban balloon is starting to deflate
Legislation catching up with veterinarians' professional judgment.
FDA proposes rule to hold pet food manufacturers to higher standard
Proposal said to be part of new proactive stance on foodborne illness prevention.
Blog: Maryland passes pet food fee (some call it a tax)
Proceeds will fund statewide spay-neuter program.
Public health expert: Most veterinary students' view of profession is too narrow
Schools urged to recruit more students interested in public service from the outset.
Center for Veterinary Biologics employees sent back to work to approve animal vaccines
Despite shutdown furloughs, AVMA and Rep. Schrader push ag secretary to reassess CVB workers as critical to public health.
AVMA calls on Congress, veterinary caucus, to stop 'bickering' and end shutdown
Association says animal welfare, food safety and research hang in the balance.
Medical device tax axed in latest budget proposal from bipartisan legislators
Dems agree to eliminate tax--which would hit equipment used in veterinary practice--in exchange for six-month funding of federal budget.
U.S. House veterinary caucus members take opposing stances over government shutdown
Kurt Schrader forfeits pay in light of Congress' failure to pass a budget; Ted Yoho stands with conservatives to defund 'Obamacare.'
USDA-APHIS revises Animal Welfare Act to include Internet pet sales
Online 'puppy mills' now subject to department oversight.
AVMA/USDA inspection video shows apparent footage of horse soring violations
USDA video released to AVMA was posted, but retracted at the USDA's request.
Tennessee walking horse group finally accepts federal soring protocol
S.H.O.W horse industry organization carries out inspections in conjunction with USDA veterinary medical officers during National Celebration event.
AAHA mandates dental anesthesia, intubation for accredited veterinary hospitals
New standard applies to all dental procedures, including cleaning.
Opponents of equine slaughter take fight to court and Congress
Federal judge issues temporary restraining order suspending commencement of horse slaughter operations in the U.S.
Retail dog, cat, rabbit sales banned in San Diego
Amendment passes unanimously in an effort to thwart 'puppy mill' pet shop suppliers.
AVMA task force: Foreign accreditation a boon to veterinary profession
Report emphasizes strict impartiality of veterinary school evaluation process; workforce issues can't weigh in.
Midwestern University joins AAVMC as 29th U.S. veterinary college
Private veterinary college ready to enroll inaugural class in Arizona.
The Internet Vet: Texas DVM claims license suspension violates free speech
The Institute for Justice has taken up the cause of Dr. Ron Hines, suspended after dispensing veterinary 'advice' through his website, claiming it violates his right to free speech.
Failed TNR legislation in Fla. prompts tense debate over feral cats
Veterinarians form foundation, offer alternative to TNR.
SLIDESHOW: USDA seizes 19 horses from Tennessee walking horse trainer in raid
Larry Wheelon charged with aggravated animal cruelty related to soring.
Walking horse trainer charged with aggravated cruelty after USDA raid
Veterinarian, investigators seize 19 horses found to be sore in Larry Wheelon's barn.
Recent animal welfare actions in the food industry
Barry Kipperman says it's info small animal veterinarians should know.
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