Minnesota Gov Declares Emergency Over HPAI

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 15-09, declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to the discovery of H5N2 avian influenza cases statewide. Under the Governor’s Executive Order: – The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) will activate the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan to support the efforts of the Minnesota Board of Animal …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Government, Poultry

Chicken Summit Tackles Industry Myths

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The 2015 Chicken Media Summit is a wrap, but the dialogue will continue. A panel titled “Chicken Myths & Facts” answered questions many not directly involved in the poultry community simple don’t understand. Panelist discussed hormones, antibiotics, chicken litter, environmental issues and other hot button issues on the minds of consumers. Tom Super, VP of Communications for the National Chicken …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Chicken, Food, National Chicken Council, Poultry, US Poultry

Industry Addresses New H5N2 Outbreaks

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) provided an update on highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks via a press conference this morning. This comes after the recent confirmed case on an Iowa egg farm. USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford, CDC Medical Officer Dr. Alicia Fry and USDA Southeast Poultry Research Director David Swayne …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Chicken, Poultry, Turkey, US Poultry

Zoetis Label Approval for Eazi-Breed™ CIDR®

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Dairy producers have a new management option for managing anestrous cows. Zoetis announced that Eazi-Breed™ CIDR® Cattle Insert now has a label indication for inducing estrous cycles in anestrous lactating dairy cows. Anestrus is a cow’s failure to show signs of heat (estrus) or estrous cycles. Incidence of anestrus during the postpartum period can negatively influence fertility. “Anestrous cows are …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition

Attendees Flock to 2015 Chicken Media Summit

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Here on the Eastern Shore the 2015 Chicken Media Summit is in full swing. The National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association have once again brought together bloggers, journalists, dietitians and leaders in the poultry industry to network and learn from one another. Today we completed the Chicken: Farm to Fork Day. Stops included a tour of a …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Chicken, National Chicken Council, Poultry, US Poultry

Innovacyn Introduces New Vetericyn Plus

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Innovacyn, a leader in innovative medical devices in the human and animal health industry, announced a new and improved formulation in their animal line of healthcare products—Vetericyn® Plus, available for dairy and beef cattle. Vetericyn Plus is a product line of innovative solutions indicated for wounds, pink eye, udder ailments and teat irritations. Uniquely formulated, the technology platform offers a …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Cattle, Dairy

Merck Enhances CreatingConnections™ Program

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Merck Animal Health released an educational video about cattle shipping and transportation as part of its CreatingConnections™ program – designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to help reduce stress, improve reproduction and foster stronger immune responses. The first video in the series presents a practical look at low-stress handling techniques that capitalize on beef …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Merck

Change to Animal Identification Rules at WDE

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A change in the animal identification rules for cattle exhibiting at World Dairy Expo will be put in effect for the 2015 show. To remain in compliance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule, all cattle entering Alliant Energy Center grounds are required to be identified with a USDA Animal Identification Number 840 RFID or visual …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

BIVI Awards $50,000 for PED Data Sharing Programs

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For the second year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has awarded $50,000 in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) research grants. This year’s grants will again be shared by the University of California, Davis, Iowa State University and University of Minnesota to further the work on PED disease BioPortal, a collaborative web-based monitoring system that provides real-time or near-real time access to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, PED, Research, Swine

New Option for Vaccinating Against Pneumonia

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Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. shares new option for vaccinating against pneumonia caused by M. haemolytica with no significant milk drop. Pneumonia has always been a concern for dairy producers and Mannheimia haemolytica (M. haemolytica, formerly called Pasteurella haemolytica) is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in cattle. Exposure to respiratory viruses, coupled with reduced immunity caused by overcrowding, new …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy