Bayer Animal Health Launches Share For Shelters

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Bayer Animal Health and have launched Share For Shelters, a campaign designed to emphasize the love and appreciation pet owners have for their pets. For every posted photo of their pets, Bayer will give pet care products to select shelters and rescues across the U.S. that are a part of’s network. Pet photos shared through December 31, 2015 …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Bayer

FutureCow Introduces ComfortBrush for Calves

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The cow care experts at FutureCow announced this week that they have introduced a new addition to the ComfortBrush line of automated grooming products. ComfortBrush for calves is the first automated brush designed specifically for calves, with features that work to help enrich calf development and growth. “The FutureCow ComfortBrush for calves is the latest innovation in our line of …

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Purdue to Host Educational Horseman’s Forum

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The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors to horse owners and equine industry professionals this February for the annual Purdue Veterinary Medicine Horseman’s Forum. The educational program will take place February 6, 2016, at Lynn Hall on the school’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus. The forum will be presented as a one-day educational seminar, serving as a …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Equine, University, Veterinary

Pork Checkoff Debuts Antibiotic Infographic

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The National Pork Board has debuted a new infographic depicting how antibiotics are used responsibly in the U.S. swine industry, how pig farmers work with their veterinarians to practice good antibiotic stewardship, and how responsible antibiotic usage is necessary to help keep people, pigs and the planet healthy. “As pig farmers, we work closely with veterinarians to make sure we’re …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

Merck Talks Antibiotics & Producer Training

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As the agriculture community came together during the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to share the latest information on their industry, the team behind Merck Animal Health was excited to discuss one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture: Antibiotic Stewardship. The first expert we heard from was Dr. Rick Sibbel, DVM, who currently heads up the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Merck, NAFB, Vaccine

Avian Influenza Discussion Planned for IPPE

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This year, attendees of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to be held in Atlanta from January 26 – 28, 2016, will have the opportunity to attend “Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – Lessons Learned,” a program on avian influenza sponsored by the United Egg Producers (UEP) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). The program will act as a …

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

New USEF Vaccination Requirements for 2016

Lizzy Schultz

The USEF Board of Directors has approved an addition to the rule book regarding vaccination requirements at federation-licensed events. Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a USEF-licensed competition must possess documentation of both Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations. Vaccinations must have occurred within six months prior to entering the facility. The occurrence …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biosecurity, Equine, USEF, Vaccine

Zoetis Releases Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis announced the introduction of an exciting new vaccine this week. Lepto EQ Innovator is the first and only vaccine licensed for use in horses to aid in the prevention of leptospirosis caused by Leptospira interrogans serovar Pomona, known as L. pomona. Equine leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by members of the Leptospira species of bacteria. Leptospira interrogans …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, Equine, Research, Vaccine, Zoetis

Avian Flu Update

Jamie Johansen

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and USDA announced that all of the 72 commercial poultry farms that had a confirmed case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) have had the quarantines on their facilities lifted and they are eligible to restock birds. All sites have completed the cleaning and disinfection process and had negative environmental tests. They also had to …

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

Drug for Equine Insulin-Resistance In Development

Lizzy Schultz

Jaguar Animal Health, Inc announced earlier this month that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Notices of Allowance in two pending patent applications for NP-500, licensed exclusively by the Company for veterinary use. NP-500 is the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in candidates for drug products to treat and manage diseases related to equine insulin-resistance, potentially including deadly …

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