Fostera® PCV MetaStim® Now Available from Zoetis

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Zoetis has announced the availability of Fostera® PCV MetaStim®. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known as MetaStim. MetaStim, the common name for the SP (squalane, Pluronic®) oil adjuvant, is an emulsion used in vaccines to help …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Swine, Zoetis

The Passion Behind Your Beef

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Updating agri-marketers on industry trends and educating them on the latest research and technology is always the goal of the NAMA Bootcamp and this year’s event also served that purpose. On the Mo-Kan Farm pre-conference tour attendees stopped at Byergo Angus Farms in Northwest Missouri to get a short-course on purebred beef production and direct market beef. Bryson Byergo led …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Marketing, NAMA

Interpreting the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a new final rule amending the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 that will take effect in October and hog farmers, like all livestock producers, are trying to find out what it means for them. Dr. Harry Snelson with the American Association of Swine …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Feed, Swine

Diversity Emerging in Swine Diseases

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Add IAV-S to the list of letters that are being used to identify swine diseases. Never heard of that one before the Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI) North Carolina swine seminar last week. It stands for Influenza A Virus for Swine. “In general, the reason that we’re even utilizing a different term for influenza infections in swine is to represent the accuracy …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Emerging Swine Diseases – Past and Future

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Lessons learned from swine diseases already present can help us deal with any that come up in the future, according to Dr. Robert Derosiers with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) Canada, who talked about past and future emerging swine diseases at this year’s North Carolina swine seminar. “For some diseases that are easily transmitted indirectly, an individual approach is usually not …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Preparing for Foreign Animal Diseases

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Pork industry preparedness for FAD was the first topic on the schedule at the Boehringer Ingelheim North Carolina swine seminar this year – and no, FAD does not mean the latest social trend. “FADs are foreign animal diseases,” said Dr. Lisa Becton with the National Pork Board. “Those are diseases that currently don’t exist in the United States and diseases …

Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

New Zoetis Study on Equine Flu Virus

Jamie Johansen

Amid equine influenza virus (EIV) season, a new Zoetis study showed FLUVAC INNOVATOR® to be cross-reactive against three emerging World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) equine influenza isolates. The study demonstrated sera from horses vaccinated with EIV vaccine FLUVAC INNOVATOR EHV 4/1 or FLUVAC INNOVATOR 5 were cross-reactive against: · Ayrshire 2013 (AY/13), European clade 2 isolate1 · Kentucky 2014 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Zoetis

Alltech Sponsors 1st Mineral Event at PSA Meeting

Jamie Johansen

Alltech sponsored the first ever mineral symposium titled, “Changing Insight into the Role of Trace Minerals,” at the annual Poultry Science Association (PSA) meeting, held in Louisville, Kentucky, July 27-30. This symposium reflected on the broad range of new information about trace elements and suggested several ways of putting this science to good use in building broiler, breeder, layer and …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Mineral, Nutrition, Poultry

Merck Animal Health Partners with the NMPF

Jamie Johansen

Merck Animal Health announced a partnership with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), to help ensure a comprehensive, industry-wide approach to employee training and animal care in the dairy industry. The National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) Animal Care Program, covers more than 91% of the nation’s milk supply. Through the partnership, dairy producers across the country will have …

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

Iowa Avian Flu Conference Summary

Jamie Johansen

The “Avian Influenza Outbreak…Lessons Learned” Conference was held recently in Des Moines, Iowa. There USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Dr. John Clifford, chief vet officer for USDA APHIS among others addressed those in attendance. USPOULTRY provided the following summary. “Two hundred and thirty-two enterprises and operations have been hit by avian influenza since early spring with …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Poultry, US Poultry