Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

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On opening day of World Pork Expo, Aptimmune Biologics launched the world’s first commercially available mucosal PRRSV vaccine for swine administered via nasal spray. Aptimmune’s autogenous mucosal PRRS vaccine utilizes the BARRICADE® proprietary vaccine technology, which offers producers and veterinarians a revolutionary approach to PRRSV management. The mucosal vaccine offers a new class of vaccine to combat a devastating and …

AgWired Animal, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Swine, World Pork Expo

Aptimmune Adds Sales Veterans to its Swine Team

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune announces the addition of three new strategic account managers to the company’s swine division focusing on the new Aptimmune autogenous PRRS vaccine made with BARRICADE® technology. They will also help grow the Aptimmune portfolio of swine vaccines and augment the company’s sales organization with experienced swine industry professionals. Joining Aptimmune this month are Andy Wuethrich, Brian Konz and Andy …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Pig, Swine, Technology

Elanco Receives Grant From Gates Foundation

Lizzy Schultz

Elanco Animal Health has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries. Elanco will work to improve animal health and productivity in dairy herds and poultry flocks for smallholder farms in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The $2.86 million grant will help Elanco enable the registration …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Elanco, International, Veterinary

AgriLabs New Custom Vaccine Option for Swine

Jamie Johansen

AgriLabs® has introduced a new innovative custom vaccine option for swine veterinarians and producers. It combines the benefits of herd-specific autogenous vaccines with proprietary production processes and ENABL® adjuvant technology designed to improve vaccine performance. “The custom vaccine market has seen little innovation in recent years despite a growing number of companies,” says Sean O’Hare, executive vice president of AgriLabs. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

Strike Out Scours in Alltech Webinar

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Kate Jacques, director of nutrition at Alltech, will discuss the key obstacles keeping your operation from being profitable and the three ways to combat these issues during a webinar on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 2:30 ET. Join her to learn the secrets of Alltech’s trademark technology Bio-Mos® and the results producers are seeing in their calf crops year …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Cattle

Livestock Groups Detail Disease Prevention at Farm Bill Hearing

Jamie Johansen

The National Turkey Federation, along with 65 major animal agriculture groups, animal science organizations and veterinarians have united behind a new Animal Disease and Disaster Prevention Program, urging Congress to include this program in the 2018 Farm Bill. Andy Snider of Michigan Turkey producers who will testify during the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill field hearing Saturday morning at Michigan …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Government, Livestock, Poultry, Turkey

Yates Equine Vet Services Adds New MRI Scan

Jamie Johansen

Providing comprehensive care of horses, is the overriding mission of Angie Yates, DVM, owner of Yates Equine Veterinary Services of Indianapolis. Treating horses with lameness issues is a primary focus and expertise of the practice and the addition of the Hallmarq standing MRI provides faster, accurate diagnosis of leg and foot problems for her patients and their owners. “We see …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Equine, Horses, Veterinary

Dr. Grandin to Speak at Sterling College Butchery Course

Jamie Johansen

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College is offering the course “Ethical Slaughter and Butchery” for those looking to explore how to safely, ethically, and humanely bring livestock from the field to the table. This five-day course, held June 19-23, 2017, will combine dialogue, presentations, and debate with observational slaughter and hands-on butchery of several species of …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Education, Livestock

Survey Yields Cow/calf & Vet Perspectives

Jamie Johansen

KG MarketSense surveyed over 800 cow/calf producers with more than 200 mature cows and 200 vets to learn their perspectives on various business and animal health issues. “The survey results reflect the uncertainty and some of the challenges of securing profits in this market,” says David Soorholtz, president of KG MarketSense. “Not surprisingly, most cow/calf producers, as well as veterinarians, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle, Survey, Veterinary

Dairy FARM Program Updated Drug Residue Manual

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy FARM Program has released the 2017 edition of its Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual, the primary educational tool for dairy managers about the judicious, responsible use of antibiotics and how to prevent drug residues in milk and meat. The 2017 edition now identifies drugs subject to the newly implemented Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Dairy, VFD