Posts with tag AVMA

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Dogs and Ebola Virus

As I write this, Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse assistant in Spain, is battling for her life against Ebola virus disease. Despite local protests and objections voiced via a global social media campaign, a court order mandated that Teresa’s elderly, but overtly healthy dog named Excalibur be euthanized. His remains were “put into a sealed… read more

Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets

The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets. While the information available suggests that the virus may be found in several kinds of animals, CDC, the US Department of Agriculture, and the American Veterinary Medical… read more


Veterinarians Reach Across the Americas to Eliminate Human and Canine Deaths from Rabies

​(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) September 26, 2014 – September 28 marks the 8th annual World Rabies Day, an international event created to help raise rabies awareness and save lives. While only one to two people die annually from rabies in the United States, the disease kills more than 55,000 people worldwide and creates fear-based slaughter of dogs… read more

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AVMA Addresses Raw Food Diets

The American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates is meeting August 3 through 7, 2012, in San Diego, Calif. Among the items on the agenda is a proposed policy on the feeding of “raw or undercooked animal-source protein diets” for pets. The new position statement, drafted by the AVMA Council on Public Health and Regulatory… read more

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AAHA Vaccination Guidelines Help Vets Navigate Infectious Disease Prevention Waters

Prior to 2003, veterinarians turned to a variety of sources to decide how often to vaccinate their canine patients. Since then, thanks to the work of experts in immunity, infectious diseases and internal medicine, they have been able to look to a set of guidelines, most recently updated just last year and published in the… read more