Zoetis Offers Tips On Anaplasmosis Prevention

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It is difficult to quantify the risk of anaplasmosis in any given herd in any given time of year, but when an outbreak occurs, it can result in devastating consequences for a cow/calf herd. Daniel Scruggs, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis, offers some tips for cattle producers to reduce the risk of anaplasmosis, and what treatment options are available to …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Cattle, Veterinary, Zoetis

FDA Reopened Comments for Combo Drug Medicated Feeds

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The FDA has reopened the comment period to seek public input on Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) draft recommendations for modifications to the current review processes for new animal drug applications (NADAs) for the use of multiple new animal drugs in combination drug medicated feeds. In preparing these recommendations, CVM considered the input it previously received from the public. The …

Animal Health, FDA, Feed, Government

AgriLabs Expands Animal Health Vaccine Opportunities

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AgriLabs® has entered into the vaccine manufacturing business with a new USDA-licensed facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. They have also acquired Lincoln-based Antelope Valley Bios and Benchmark Biolabs, and Benchmark’s ownership interest of VaxLiant®. AgriLabs will now offer complete concept-to-commercialization services for vaccines used in swine, cattle, poultry and other species. “By adding state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to our U.S. marketing and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Vaccine

iNOVOTEC smaXtec SMART Monitoring & Feedback System

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iNOVOTEC Animal Care, LLC, smaXtec’s exclusive partner in the Americas, announced the new 3.0 version of the smaXtec SMART Monitoring and Feedback System, which now includes animal activity tracking in addition to rumen pH and temperature capabilities. iNOVOTEC now offers two indwelling rumen sensors: – NEW Combination Sensor – Track pH, temperature and activity with a single bolus. This is …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy

Grandin Honored by American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jamie Johansen

Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor of animal sciences was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences among 213 new members. Her worldwide reputation as a leader in the field of humane animal handing and autism advocacy has led her to this honor. Grandin is an internationally recognized leader in animal handling innovations, and her expertise has been utilized …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Livestock

Merial Keeping Focus on Equine Gastric Health

Lizzy Schultz

Stomach ulcers are a major veterinary health concern throughout the entire equestrian sport community, as two thirds of competition horses suffer from them, and the Merial equine health team made gastric health a priority in their presentations at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair. Dr. Andy Bennett, DVM, Veterinary Services Manager for Merial, sat down with AgWired during the Horse Fair …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equestrian, Equine, Health, Midwest Horse Fair, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary

Alltech Hosting Webinar on Mineral Programs

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. Richard Murphy, research director at Alltech’s European Headquarters and Bioscience Center in Dunboyne, Ireland, will be presenting the latest research comparing different forms of minerals and the hidden ways in which mineral programs can impact poultry and swine operations during an upcoming live webinar “Form matters: Three reasons your mineral program might not be up to par.” The webinar …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Health, Mineral, Pork, Poultry, Swine

Joint Therapy Highlighted at Midwest Horse Fair

Lizzy Schultz

Joint therapy plays an incredibly important role in the management of joint health for horses of all kinds, whether they compete on a national show circuit or take on the trails each week, and the use of joint injections has become an increasingly popular form of regenerative and therapeutic veterinary medicine, especially in recent years. As the technology behind joint …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Equine, Midwest Horse Fair, Veterinary

Alltech Analyzes Mycotoxins in DDGs

Lizzy Schultz

Since the release of Alltech’s 2015 North America Harvest Analysis results, some pork and poultry producers have found that dried distiller’s grains (DDGs), a byproduct of ethanol production that is gaining popularity as a pork and poultry feed, are a new source for mycotoxin contamination. DDGs are created during ethanol production, when yeast utilizes the highly digestible starch materials to …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Feed, Health, Nutrition

Iowa Agriculture Discusses Avian Influenza Biosecurity

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the preparations taken place by Iowa poultry farmers, as well as by state and federal governments, to better prepare for another potential outbreak of avian influenza. “As we approach the first anniversary of avian influenza in Iowa it is important to highlight the steps taken by poultry industry and the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Biosecurity, Poultry, University, usda