Meeting with Dr. Lyons

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Dr. Pearse Lyons and Dr. Mark Lyons took the stage this morning at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference. I had the opportunity to speak with both of them together during a break. Dr. Pearse Lyons says they used to call this the Global 500 but attendance has continued to grow beyond that number. There are dairy farmers here …

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Ready for Alltech Global Dairy & Beef

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Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

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Rising Calf Prices Warrant Attention to Fetal Protection

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Beef producers working to maximize the reproductive potential of their herd with modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines from Zoetis also can take advantage of the industry’s most comprehensive vaccine guarantee — the Fetal Protection Guarantee. “The fetus relies on the dam’s immune system for disease protection throughout most of the pregnancy,” said Jon Seeger, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis. “Without protection, …

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Milk Quality Meeting Draws International Audience to Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium served as the host site for over 650 milk quality professionals from 51 countries attending the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting. The meeting, held August 4-6, is the first of its kind held outside of North America and was jointly organized with the M-team at Ghent University. Attendees were able to participate in a variety of specialized …

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$9 Million Gift to Support University of Arizona’s Vet Programs

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A foundational gift of $9 million from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation will support the state’s first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona. The program is targeting a 2015 fall semester launch. The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been actively developing the program to address …

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Organic & Conventional Dairies Show Few Differences

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Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators. Many organic and conventional dairies in the study also did not meet standards set by three commonly used …

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Combination Vaccine Gives Swine Industry Options

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Fostera™ PCV MH — the porcine circovirus (PCV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) combination vaccine that was built from the ground up by Zoetis — now has the longest demonstrated duration of immunity (DOI) to help protect pigs from porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) caused by PCV Type 2 (PCV2). The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the …

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Listening to What PEDv is Saying

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) is a wake up call for the United States swine industry and we better listen, according to Dr. Dale Polson with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) who spoke to producers meeting last week in North Carolina for a swine health seminar. “We’ve got some things we’ve got to get in order in terms of risk of …

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Impact of Stress on Gut Health in Swine

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Stress is an important factor which it comes to gastrointestinal (GI) diseases in both animals and humans, as anyone with ulcers can attest. Dr. Adam Moeser with North Carolina State University spoke at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) Swine Health Seminar last week about how stress factors can specifically have an influence on how swine react to pathogens. “We know …

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Vaccine Options for PEDv

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Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) was the primary topic of presentations at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) North Carolina Swine Health Seminar last week and veterinary pathologist Dr. Steven Krakowka discussed what they have learned so far from the genomic study of the disease. Looking down the road toward vaccination options, Krakowka said the best approach is to study disease …

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