Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health’s Real Science Initiative

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Balchem Corporation announced the second year offering of the grant-based research program, the Real Science Initiative. The program will offer funding to university and related research institutes to support new research projects in animal nutrition, performance and health. Grant pre-proposals must be submitted by October 1, 2016. Balchem’s focus on research is well known in the animal agriculture industry, with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Education, Research

New Look For Cattle Industry’s Leading Vaccine from BIVI

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The country’s leading combination vaccine, PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ, from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is getting a packaging facelift, complete with disease prevention details and more in-depth administration directions. The new packaging will still be green and gold, but with the addition of easier-to-read instructions and more details on the front of the box to help create a …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Vaccine

BioZyme’s New Concept·Aid Power Block for Cattle

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BioZyme Inc. brand VitaFerm® is now offering its highly bioavailable Concept·Aid® breeding mineral in a convenient Power Block delivery system. “The Concept·Aid Power Block is a convenient delivery system designed to optimize forage digestion while enhancing reproductive performance,” said Twig Marston, BioZyme Technical Sales Field Manager. “Concept·Aid Power Blocks are formulated to deliver the same high-quality minerals, trace minerals and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, BioZyme, Cattle, Dairy, Mineral, Nutrition

122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

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At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Chicken, Food, food safety, National Chicken Council, Poultry, Turkey

Cornell Hosts 65th Wildlife Disease Conference

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Nearly 400 participants from 25 countries, 38 states and nine provinces attended the 65th Annual Wildlife Disease Association Conference, hosted by the Wildlife Health Group and held July 31-Aug. 5 at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). This year’s conference theme was “Sustainable Wildlife: Health Matters,” with a main focus on addressing the spread of diseases that pass …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Disease, Events, University, Veterinary

Help Support Young Veterinary Careers with BIVI

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For the third consecutive year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is offering Future Service Scholarships to support future cattle veterinarians graduating from the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine. BIVI formed an alliance with the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association Foundation to offer this unique scholarship to graduating seniors at ISU. The final amount of the scholarship is determined …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Veterinary

21 Land-Grant Universities Create Animal Feed Database

Jamie Johansen

The National Animal Nutrition Program has created a database of animal feed ingredients with 21 land-grant institutions and partner organizations are collaborating to provide researchers, Extension professionals, regulators, feed industries, and producers with up-to-date, research-based information on the nutrient needs of agricultural animals. The database is a vital tool to inform cost-effective production decisions, animal welfare policies and procedures, and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Feed, Nutrition

The Benefits of Feed-Grade Antimicrobials

Lizzy Schultz

Feed-grade antimicrobials have been a valuable asset to management programs for decades, but it’s easy to forget why it became an important part of the management program in the first place. The nutrition team at Zoetis offers a few reminders of why they work so well for producers across the country. “Feed-grade antimicrobials have been an important component of producers’ …

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

ISU Series Prepares Industry for Vet Feed Directive

Jamie Johansen

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association will offer an educational series about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). “The program will include a general overview of the VFD, species break-outs, and discussion panels featuring veterinarians, producers, and feed industry personnel,” Clark said. “The implementation date of January 1, 2017, is approaching and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Livestock, Vaccine, Veterinary

VetX On-Demand Veterinarian Revolutionizes Pet-Care Industry

Jamie Johansen

Pet owners across the U.S. will soon have on-demand access to 24/7 veterinary care through a new web and app-based platform called VetX. VetX is pioneering a new frontier by allowing users to contact a local veterinarian at any hour for an unlimited video consultation of $14.99. Users new to the service or unsure if they need an actual consultation …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Veterinary