Bavaria Offers Natural Antimicrobial Option in Livestock

Jamie Johansen

The danger of overuse of antibiotics to promote growth in livestock has become a major concern to farmers, health workers, scientists and the general public. One solution is found in nature. Organosulphured compounds in plants in the Allium family, such as garlic and onions, have natural antimicrobial activity that provides benefits comparable to antibiotics without the risk they pose. Bavaria …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Livestock

2018 Stakeholders Summit Themed ‘Protect Your Roots’

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced its 2018 Stakeholders Summit will be themed Protect Your Roots. The event will be held May 3-4 in Arlington, Va. Registration for the event will open later this year. The 2018 Summit will inspire attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenge …

Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Food, Livestock

DSM Introduces Hy•D® for Swine in U.S. Market

Jamie Johansen

DSM has introduced Hy•D® to the U.S. marketing optimizing the genetic potential within in sow herds, and improving the overall nutrition status and profitability. Hy•D is a proprietary metabolite of vitamin D, 25-OH-D3 that supplements vitamin D3. Adding 25-OH-D3 directly into the diet is highly beneficial to animal health and productivity. Hy•D is consistently and efficiently absorbed by the animal, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition, Swine

Phibro Animal Health Corporation to Acquire Biotay

Jamie Johansen

Phibro Animal Health has purchased Biotay S.A., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of animal health and nutritional products based in Argentina. Acquiring the Biotay will provide new opportunities in a key and growing segment of the animal health industry in South America. “This transaction strengthens our focus and capabilities in the animal health market in Argentina. Biotay’s field sales and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Nutrition

Aptimmune Biologics Adds Veterinarian to Swine Team

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune Biologics announces the addition of Jessica Seate, DVM, as a veterinarian for the company’s swine division. In her new role, Seate will help launch Aptimmune’s new PRRSV and Influenza vaccines made with BARRICADE® formulation technology, as well as assist in the development of the company’s portfolio of swine vaccines. “Dr. Seate’s extensive technical experience in swine vaccine marketing and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Aptimmune, Swine

Livestock Groups Push for FMD Vaccine Bank

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined more than 100 other agricultural groups and industry leaders in calling for Congress to establish and fully fund a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank as part of the 2018 Farm Bill. The letter said: “An outbreak of FMD will have a devastating effect on all …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Disease, FMD, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Pork

Aptimmune Launches World’s First Mucosal PRRSV Vaccine

cindy zimmerman

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