American Association of Bovine Practitioners & Zoetis Award

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Sixteen veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships at the 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Charlotte, North Carolina, through the AABP Foundation – Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program. The fourth-year veterinary students each received a $5,000 scholarship and travel to the conference. “The AABP Foundation and Zoetis collaborate to provide students …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Veterinary, Zoetis

Apply for BIVI Swine Research Awards

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The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), has opened the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Research proposals may be related to: Porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a Research …

AASV, Agribusiness, Animal Health, award, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Alltech Webinar – The VFD: What it means to me

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Join Alltech for a live webinar with Dr. Darrell Johnson, Director of Regulatory Services, University of Kentucky on September 29th at 2:30 pm EST. Topic up for discussion is “Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD): What it means to me.” Key points which will be covered include: – What it means – Gain a better understanding of what exactly the veterinary feed …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary, VFD, Webinar

Merck Animal Health Beef Sustainability Calculator App

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Merck Animal Health has launched a new app for Apple and Android. The Meat Sustainability Calculator, which is designed to help producers, suppliers and others in the food chain better understand how the beef production systems and technologies they use impact the environment. The app was created in partnership with Jude Capper, Ph.D., an independent sustainability consultant. Data from peer-reviewed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Apps, Beef, Cattle, Merck, sustainability

Iowa Avian Flu Incident Team Honored by NASDA

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has recognized the Iowa Avian Influenza Incident Management Team with the James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service. NASDA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association which represents the elected and appointed commissioners, secretaries, and directors of the departments of agriculture in all fifty states and four U.S. territories. “Staff throughout our Department …

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

Lepto Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

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Zoetis recently announced Lepto EQ Innovator, the only equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona, has received additional approval for use in broodmares during all three trimesters of pregnancy. “Leptospires can cause late-term abortion in mares,” said Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, ACVIM, senior veterinarian, Equine Technical Services at Zoetis. “The expanded label claim allows the equine breeding community the flexibility to …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Vaccine, Zoetis

Keeping Mycotoxin Threats in Mind This Harvest

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As the U.S. prepares for a record corn and wheat harvest this season, Alltech mycotoxin expert Dr. Max Hawkins has a warning: Quantity should not distract producers from being vigilant regarding quality and the potential for mycotoxin risk. Hawkins recently noted that the wet weather experienced across the northern Great Plains during the spring wheat harvest led to increased crop …

Alltech, Animal Health, Health, Nutrition

2017 NCBA IRM Redbook Available Next Month

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has announced that the NCBA Integrated Resource Management (IRM) Redbook will be available for the 2017 year starting Oct. 3, 2016. The pocket-sized recordkeeping tool helps cattle producers to effectively and efficiently record their daily production efforts, and has been used for over 30 years. The 2017 edition offers more than 100 pages for …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, NCBA

Pork Checkoff Promotes Antibiotic Stewardship

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The National Pork Board has recently developed and released several campaigns to promote antibiotic stewardship in pork production. The Pork Checkoff recently defined its three-point antibiotic stewardship plan and has delivered on its pledge of promoting research, pig farmer education and consumer and influencer outreach throughout 2016. “Real, substantive change is underway on pig farms across America with the farmers …

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New Website Highlights Changing Antibiotic Policies

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A new educational website has been launched by several animal agriculture groups that highlights the ways that U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 will change the way livestock producers may use antibiotics to treat their animals and discusses the practices used by livestock producers and animal health professionals to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary