Merck’s Latest Updates to Dairy Care365

Lizzy Schultz

Merck Animal Health was on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the latest updates to Dairy Care365, an online training series that was developed to train, equip and support dairy producers, employees and veterinarians so they’re able to provide the best possible care for dairy animals 365 days a year. Dr. Mike Bolton, DVM, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Biosecurity, Dairy, dairy farming, Merck, World Dairy Expo

Iowa Agriculture Discusses Avian Influenza Biosecurity

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the preparations taken place by Iowa poultry farmers, as well as by state and federal governments, to better prepare for another potential outbreak of avian influenza. “As we approach the first anniversary of avian influenza in Iowa it is important to highlight the steps taken by poultry industry and the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Biosecurity, Poultry, University, usda

France Confirms Isolated BSE Case

Lizzy Schultz

The French Ministry of Agriculture released a statement this morning confirming that a single case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad-Cow Disease, had been detected in a five-year-old cow from the country’s Ardennes region. The diagnosis was confirmed on March 23 by the Reference Laboratory of the European Union (LRUE). This single, isolated case is the third …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Beef, Biosecurity, Cattle, food safety

NPPC Highlights Policy Priorities for 2016

Jamie Johansen

Some of the greatest minds in the swine community gathered in New Orleans this weekend to discuss key issues and research impacting pork producers across the country. During the Ceva Swine Launch event, National Pork Producers Council’s CEO Neil Dierks talked about some of their top issues in 2016. Food security is at the top of that list. “The world …

AASV, Ag Group, Audio, Biosecurity, Ceva, Export, Food, NPPC, Policy, Pork, Swine

U.S. Needs Better Pest, Disease Preparation

Joanna Schroeder

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is calling on lawmakers to work with the Obama Administration to improve the ability of the U.S. to be prepared to deal with a foreign pest infestations or disease outbreak. The call to action was made during testimony by former USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator Bobby Acord, testifying on behalf of …

Animal Health, Biosecurity, NPPC

Purdue Study Reveals ManureMagic Success

Lizzy Schultz

DryLet, LLC recently announced the results of a Purdue University study that highlight the ability of ManureMagic to reduce deadly hydrogen sulfide gas and noxious odors generated in pig farming operations. The 42-Day study was conducted by Dr. Albert Heber in Purdue’s Department of Agriculture and Biological Engineering. The research tested the efficacy of ManureMagic in reducing hydrogen sulfide, as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Biosecurity, Biotech, Research, Swine, University, Video

Final Avian Flu Quarantines Lifted in Minnesota

Lizzy Schultz

The last of the quarantines placed on 108 Minnesota farms infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this year have officially been lifted by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. All sites have completed the cleaning and disinfection process for their facilities, and environmental samples taken in and around the infected barns have all received negative influenza test results. Only …

Ag Group, Animal Health, avian flu, Biosecurity, Chicken, Health, Poultry

Updated FARM Residue Prevention Manual Released

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated and released the latest version of the Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual just in time for the beginning of the Center for Disease Control’s annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The manual is one of the key components of the National Dairy FARM Program, and can be accessed for …

Biosecurity, Dairy, food safety, Milk, National Milk, Pharmaceutical

New Online Quiz Tests Antibiotic Knowledge

Lizzy Schultz

As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, The Center for Accountability in Science has developed a new quiz to help educate consumers about antibiotic use in people and animals. The quiz was created following a survey by the World Health Organization (WHO); the results of the survey show that most individuals know very little about antibiotics and how they should …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Biosecurity, Disease, International, Internet, Pharmaceutical

New USEF Vaccination Requirements for 2016

Lizzy Schultz

The USEF Board of Directors has approved an addition to the rule book regarding vaccination requirements at federation-licensed events. Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a USEF-licensed competition must possess documentation of both Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations. Vaccinations must have occurred within six months prior to entering the facility. The occurrence …

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