Ingelvac PRRS MLV 250-Dose Option Now Available

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Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) now offers a 250-dose option for Ingelvac PRRS® MLV. Ingelvac PRRS® MLV is recommended for vaccination of healthy, susceptible pigs, sows and gilts as an aid in the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, PRRS, Swine, Veterinary

Quest Plus Approved For Pregnant Mares

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Quest Plus Gel from Zoetis has recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares, joining Quest Gel as the only FDA-approved de-worming products on the market that treat and control encysted small strongyles and bots in a single dose, and are safe for use in breeding mares. Both Quest …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Veterinary, Zoetis

Adding Beef Facts to Producer Tool Belt

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Cattle nutritionist for Zoetis, Dr. Gary Sides, spoke to producers during the Cattle Industry Convention’s Cattlemen’s College on modern agriculture in a culture of Facebook. There he discussed government, environmental and cultural issues that affect beef consumption and the cattle industry and I sat down with him to learn more. It is old news that our industry is constantly under …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Zoetis

BIVI Talks Cattle Health Concerns

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Dr. John Davidson, Professional Services Vet for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), played a central role in this year’s Cattle Industry Convention by giving several presentations on cattle health trends at the Convention’s Learning Lounge. A major discussion point this week was Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), which has begun to raise concerns among veterinary professionals, as the disease is becoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Vaccine, Veterinary

Results from Elanco Dairy Producer Survey

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Elanco Animal Health conducted a survey over the course of the last two months to gauge awareness, knowledge and understanding of immune suppression during calving periods and identify topics of concern in dairy healthcare. The survey results showed U.S. dairy producers are acutely aware of the consequences of immune suppression, and 59 percent of survey respondents rate mastitis as the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Elanco, Mastitis

BIVI’s Commitment to BQA Education

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The folks at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) have been strong supporters of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and that confidence in the program has led them to sponsor another free-certification period — from now through April 15. The announcement was made during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and I caught up with BIVI’s Director …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Audio, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Education, Livestock, NCBA

Nutrition Key Player In Antibiotic-Free Production

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Both the poultry and pork production industries have recently seen a major push from consumer retailers for supplies that have been raised without the use of antibiotics. While this request has presented several major animal health challenges for producers, the innovators behind Novus International have been focused on creating solutions for successful production under these new constraints. Brad Lawrence, from …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, IPPE, Novus International, Pork, Poultry

BQA Free Certification Period Announced

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During the 2016 Annual Cattle Industry Convention, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announced a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) free-certification period — from now through April 15. Beef and dairy producers can take advantage of free BQA certification online courtesy of BIVI and the BQA program, which is funded by the beef checkoff. BIVI will pick up the $25-$50 online training …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, NCBA

Ralco Invests in Drug-Free Mill

Lizzy Schultz

Ralco Animal Nutrition announced the company’s recently remodeled mill in Marshall, MN will only manufacture non-medicated products. The 44-year-old company was founded on a principle of feeding livestock naturally, while emphasizing the necessity of understanding the important role medications and antibiotics play in treating sick animals. The company will continue to support producers that require medicated feed through another Ralco …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Video

1st Probiotic for Poultry From Novozymes & Adisseo

Jamie Johansen

Adisseo and Novozymes launch their probiotic for poultry, Alterion. The probiotic will be found on the U.S. market as well as in a number of countries in the Middle East and South East Asia. Alterion has been developed from a unique strain of Bacillus subtilis, a naturally-occurring bacterium found in soil. Added to feed, it allows farmers to better control …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Poultry