Navigation Links
AVMA: Veterinarians Need to Be Included in Proposition 2 Implementation
Date:11/5/2008

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) thanks the citizens of California for taking the time to consider and vote on Proposition 2. Now that it's passed, extra care -- and the advice of veterinarians and animal welfare scientists -- must be employed to ensure its implementation doesn't hurt the animals it's intended to help.

"It was encouraging to see voters in California take such an interest in animal welfare," says Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the AVMA. "Now that the ballot initiative has passed, veterinarians and animal welfare scientists must be involved in its implementation to make sure that resulting changes in animal housing actually improve conditions for the animals they are intended to help. If we're not careful, animal health and welfare problems could be precipitated that are as significant as the concerns Proposition 2 aspires to address.

Close to $16 million was spent by those promoting their views on Proposition 2 in California, which sets new standards for livestock housing in that state. Dr. DeHaven points out that the same investment could have gone a long way toward improving conditions for livestock across the country if it had been used to help develop science-based and practical solutions to animal welfare problems.

"We agree that more attention needs to be paid to the behavioral well being of production animals. In doing so, we don't want to be singularly focused on just providing additional space, as is the case with Prop 2. For example, moving laying hens to free-range production systems may allow them to engage in more species-typical behaviors, but it also increases the hens' risks of illness and injury because it increases their exposure to disease vectors and predators," explains Dr. Gail Golab, head of the AVMA's Animal Welfare Division.

Dr. Golab says the AVMA can help California producers protect the welfare of their animals by providing information gained from research at home and abroad on alternative production systems.

"We can use this information to help avoid animal welfare pitfalls as we assist California farmers in meeting the requirements of Proposition 2," Dr. Golab explains.

For information, visit http://www.avma.org.

The AVMA and its more than 76,000 member veterinarians are engaged in a wide variety of activities dedicated to advancing the science and art of animal, human and public health.


'/>"/>
SOURCE The American Veterinary Medical Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AVMA: Keep Pets Safe This Easter
2. Hundreds of Pet Owners Nominate Veterinarians in Nationwide Contest to Find Americas Best Vet
3. Dairy Veterinarians Highlight Need for Improved Methods for Detecting Mastitis
4. Post-Graduate Veterinary Education - Residencies and Internships - Becoming Very Popular Among New Veterinarians
5. America Faces Critical Shortage of Veterinarians
6. Bioniche Hosts Veterinarians and Food Industry Reps at Two-Day E. coli O157:H7 Vaccine Conference
7. Veterinarians, Pediatricians and Postal Workers Team Up to Reduce Incidence of Dog Bites
8. AVMA Recognizes Public Veterinarians Urges Congressional Action
9. California Veterinarians Recognize National Pet Week With Tips to Keep Your Animal in a Safe Environment
10. Women Veterinarians Face Higher Miscarriage Risk
11. Pain Management For Pets, Key Strategies For Veterinarians - Live Webcast to Veterinarians, March 13, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EDT) Via Morris Animal Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) ... as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The award celebrates exceptional ... and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. These areas are measured via a wide-ranging audit, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... thrilled to formally announce its Not a Moment to Lose fundraising campaign. As ... rally supporters dedicated to declaring victory over cancer. The campaign aims to raise ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Gateway Analytical, one of ... particle counting and sizing services for USP 788 and 789 particulate standards compliance. ... as a response to the needs of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, who ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... METTLER TOLEDO has launched its online ... white papers, guides, handbooks, case studies, magazines, webinars, videos, catalogs, brochures, datasheets, user ... documents, webinars and videos available online, visit the METTLER TOLEDO Expertise Library ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... when SevenPoint2 released the much-anticipated HydroFX for Water®. This first-of-its-kind water-soluble powder ... one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants, molecular hydrogen, HydroFX for Water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  BioAtla, ... the development of Conditionally Active Biologic (CAB) ... Beijing Sinobioway Group Company, Limited (Sinobioway) selected ... development.  The specific program candidates and the ... 2015, BioAtla and Sinobioway entered into a ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 2016 United Kingdom Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment ... new report, "United Kingdom Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market ... the United Kingdom Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment market. The ... volume (in units) and average prices (USD) within ... Ultrasound Imaging Systems, Corneal Topography Systems, Ophthalmoscopes, Perimeters, ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... INTRODUCTION Since the ... as a crucial class of pharmacological interventions responsible ... are also used for prophylactic purposes in patients ... patients undergoing chemotherapy). However, the inappropriate use of ... rapidly accelerated an evolutionary response of antibiotic drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: