Education & Reference

Veterinary leader addresses USDA’s shift on animal ID

Published Mar. 31, 2010

A recent decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to scrap a national animal identification system could seriously hinder U.S. veterinarians' ability to track diseased animals and prevent the spread of those diseases...

AVMA Briefs Congress On Importance Of Antibiotics

Published Apr. 9, 2010

The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress today on the uses of antibiotics and how they help protect animal health...

McDonald’s Board Opposes Cage-Free Eggs for U.S.

Published Apr. 14, 2010

The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.

Modified Crops Touted

Published Apr. 14, 2010

A report by the National Research Council issued Tuesday found that genetically modified crops have increased profits for U.S. farmers while reducing the environmental damage caused by agriculture.

CDC report shows drop in E. coli illnesses (Updated)

Published Apr. 16, 2010

Government data released Thursday showed significant decreases in the reported incidence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infections in 2009 compared to the preceding three years.