Importance of Responsible Food Animal Production

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National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern yesterday joined the country’s oldest humane animal treatment organization, a top chef and others involved in food production in a discussion about the commitment that farmers are making to proper animal care. Mulhern represented the dairy industry at a Capitol Hill briefing themed “The Humane Table, Celebrating the American Heartland” organized …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Milk, National Milk

Genetic Canadian Alliance Formed

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Foundation Genetics Service, Inc, Canada, will join Accelerated Genetics, USA and Cogent Breeding Ltd, United Kingdom, forming an alliance to expand their portfolio of breed leading, dairy genetics, animal health products and value-added services to producers in Canada on December 1, 2014. Albert Reurink, Accelerated Genetics Vice President International Sales is excited about the alliance. “At Accelerated Genetics, our vision …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Reproduction

Zoetis Offers New Cattle Respiratory Disease Treatment

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A new antimicrobial promises a solution for respiratory disease in cattle. Zoetis says its ADVOCIN® (danofloxacin mesylate) Sterile Injectable Solution is an effective control mechanism against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in high-risk cattle. ADVOCIN offers a convenient alternative for veterinarians and producers managing BRD. Producers can now use ADVOCIN for control of BRD in high-risk cattle on arrival or take …

Animal Health, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary

ANIMART to Host Practical Cow Management CE Course

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ANIMART, Inc. is hosting their third continuing education (CE) course for certified veterinary technicians. The course will highlight practical cow management at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Rosendale Dairy in Pickett, WI. ANIMART has been certification to hold CE classes that are reviewed by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and approve all Registry of Continuing …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Veterinary

Animal Health International at FFA

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Animal Health International was one of the many agribusinesses supporting and reaching out to agricultural youth at the recent 87th annual National FFA Convention in Louisville. “Animal Health International is the largest privately-held distributor of animal health products in North America,” said AHI Marketing Communications Manager Bill Sirico. “Supporting youth in agriculture is written directly into our mission statement as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, FFA

3D Chalk Art Captures Livestock Diagnostics

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During the recent American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/U.S. Animal Health Association meetings in Kansas City, Missouri, Thermo Fisher Scientific brought to life a new way to look at diagnostics. The company commissioned eye-catching chalk art featuring realistic renderings of livestock and some of its Life Technologies brand diagnostics. A time-lapse videoshowcases how Tracy Lee Stum artist Sharyn Namnath created …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Livestock, Veterinary

Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance Created

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The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have announced the creation of the Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture. The task force is comprised of representatives from U.S. agriculture colleges/land grant universities and veterinary colleges as well as key representatives from the production animal agriculture community and the …

Animal Health, Antibiotics, Beef, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Poultry

Elanco President at FFA

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Elanco president Jeff Simmons delivered a powerful call to action to over 60,000 FFA members at the 87th Annual National FFA Convention. Elanco has developed a campaign to bring awareness and solutions to those facing hunger and malnutrition around the world. Those behind the ENOUGH movement, and the thousands who have since joined the campaign, are committing to build a …

Animal Health, Audio, Elanco, Food

Research Proposals Sought to Target PEDv

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Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should provide insights into new methods that can help control PEDv in breeding and farrowing herds. Zoetis will award a total of $125,000 to a study or studies under its PEDv …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Pork, Swine

NMPF Votes in New Requirements for FARM

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The board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation voted Monday to require that each dairy marketing organization participating in the organization’s animal care program must enroll all its farmer-suppliers to ensure full participation in the program. The unanimous vote came as the board, meeting here during NMPF’s annual meeting, reviewed the structure and participation levels of the National …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, National Milk