OIE Approves Registration of BOVIGAM TB Kit

Jamie Johansen

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) approved the registration of the BOVIGAMTM TB Kit from Thermo Fisher Scientific in the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2015. BOVIGAMTM is the only bovine tuberculosis (bTB), Interferon-γ in vitro assay that is OIE-registered and is validated for use in cattle, goat, buffalo and sheep. “The OIE registration …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Disease

Iowa Joins Growing List of States Banning Bird Exhibits

John Davis

As the avian flu crisis continues throughout the poultry raising community, Iowa is the latest in a growing number of states to ban birds at fairs, livestock auctions, swap meets and exotic sales. The state joins several others, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and New York, to cancel all live bird exhibitions. This news release from the Iowa Department …

Agribusiness, avian flu, Chicken, Disease, Poultry

One Quarter of Iowa Layers Hit with HPAI

Cindy Zimmerman

*UPDATE* Iowa Governor declares state of emergency late Friday as four more probable cases of HPAI announced. New audio added below. Another five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were reported Thursday in Iowa commercial poultry operations, including an estimated 5.5 million on one farm. “A week ago our announcement was 3.8 million layers, I believe we’re north …

Animal Health, Audio, avian flu, Disease, Eggs, Government, Poultry, Turkey

U.S. Poultry Industry Statement on Avian Flu

Jamie Johansen

In light of the recent detections of avian influenza (AI) in the United States, the U.S. poultry industry would like to assure the public that detailed response plans are in place for controlling the spread of the virus and for eliminating the virus entirely. The U.S. government and poultry industries have sophisticated systems and techniques to detect the introduction of …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Chicken, Disease, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey

Biosecurity Education After More Avian Flu Outbreaks

Jamie Johansen

The outbreaks of avian flu have swept to the Midwest. Last week it was found in Minnesota and earlier in Washington and Oregon. Over the weekend the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Missouri and preliminary tests came back positive at another facility in the state. With the recent avian …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, Poultry, US Poultry

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ Approved for Extended BVD

Jamie Johansen

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) recently received a new label claim for protection against respiratory disease caused by bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Type 1b for at least 217 days. BVD Type 1b is the most common subtype of BVD found in persistently infected (PI) calves. This new claim reinforces the elite BVD protection offered …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Disease

NFU Calls for Ban on Imports from FMD Areas

John Davis

The National Farmers Union wants the U.S. to stop importing meat from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). This news release says the group has submitted comments to the federal government asking that it not allow meat to come in from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with FMD. “Livestock health is critical to production agriculture and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, International, NFU

Historical Comparison of PRV & PRRS at BIVI Seminar

Jamie Johansen

The North American PRRS Symposium took place in Chicago over the weekend. Boehringer Ingelheim’s sponsored PRRS session was centered around coordinating efforts for area disease control. The 20th anniversary of global PRRS solutions brought together the leading researchers and veterinarians to drive the discussion on the next steps to tackling the long-standing virus. One of the keynote speakers was Dr. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, PRRS, Swine

BIVI Combines 2 Vaccines for Swine Respiratory Diseases

John Davis

Producers and veterinarians wanting to protect their swine herds against a couple of the most important respiratory diseases in pigs will soon be able to do so with a smaller package. Starting this January, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), maker of the single-injection FLEXcombo® vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, will offer it in a 50-dose …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, Swine