USDA Confirms Avian Flu in Commercial Flock in TN

Jamie Johansen

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States this year. The flock of 73,500 is located within …

The ZMAC Difference in Aptimmune’s Barricade

Jamie Johansen

The ZMAC cell line is one piece to the Barricade puzzle. Recently launched by Aptimmune, Barricade is the latest vaccine formulation technology. Aptimmune’s Dr. Gabriela Calzada-Nova, specializes in viral immunology and takes us through the ZMAC difference when it comes to the fight against PRRS in swine houses across the country. “ZMAC cells are wonderful sub-strates that allow PRRS virus …

Mucosal Immunity from Aptimmune – Filling A Gap

Jamie Johansen

Filling a market void is what Aptimmune Biologics has done with their launch of Barricade. Since 1996 when the first PRRS hit the market there have been great successes. However, the disease continues to evolve and vaccine solutions have not kept up with the challenges the virus has brought to us. Dr. Bob Nordgren, Aix Bio Consulting, said in the …

Zoetis Introduces VFD Mobile App

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis has introduced a mobile app for use on smartphones, helping simplify the process of writing a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for AUREOMYCIN® (chlortetracycline) or AUREO S 700® (chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine) for their cattle clients. The app is available now for iOS (iPhone®) or Android™ phone operating systems. “Veterinarians now have the important responsibility of providing oversight and issuing VFDs for the …

Aptimmune’s Barricade, A Vaccine Formulation Tech for Pigs

Jamie Johansen

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Federico Zuckermann, Aptimmune Biologics has meshed together some of the best in class technologies into a product able to deliver revolutionary results to producers. Barricade is the latest in vaccine formulation technology brought to producers exclusively by Aptimmune. Launched as an autogenous product, the intranasal mucosal inactivated vaccine for PRRS, brings together the best concepts …

Study of Antibiotic Use on Farms & Resistant Salmonella

Jamie Johansen

A team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service recently reviewed published literature for evidence of a relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals and drug-resistant foodborne Salmonella infections in humans, commonly known as salmonellosis. According to the 2013 CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report, two of the eighteen pathogens …

Novus Committed to #Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

During the International Production and Processing Expo I have interviewed several of the team members for our sponsor, Novus International. First up on the list is Luis Azevedo. Luis currently serves as General Manager, Latin America and Africa for Novus. He is seen greeting customers in the Novus booth. Luis wants to show Expo attendees how broad based the solutions …

Ceva Swine Assembling Right Elements

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ceva Swine Health team is assembled at the Iowa Pork Congress this week to explain how they put together the right elements to address specific disease problems for producers. Among the products they have been talking about is Chronomate™ (altrenogest), which facilitates synchronization of estrus in sexually mature gilts that have had at least one estrous cycle, and new …

Ceva Introduces GleptoForte™ to U.S. Swine Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

While attending the Iowa Pork Congress this week, Ceva Animal Health was pleased to announce the availability of GleptoForte™ (gleptoferron injection) 200 mg per 1 mL dose of iron for use in the United States to prevent and treat anemia due to iron deficiency in baby pigs. Ceva Swine Business director Gary Robertson and Matt Kocher, Director of Marketing Swine …

Meet the Ceva Swine Team at Iowa Pork Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

When Ceva launched its U.S. Swine Business unit, director Gary Robertson said they were creating a “lean, mean, SWAT team” committed to providing what swine veterinarians need. Over the past 12 months he has built a talented team of industry professionals who are in Des Moines this week at the Iowa Pork Congress. Most recently, Matt Kocher joined Ceva Animal …