Dairy Strong Webinar: Cows Don’t Lie

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Strong and Alltech hosted a cattle health webinar this morning in anticipation of next week’s Dairy Strong Conference, set to be held Jan. 18-19 in Madison, Wisconsin. The 1-hour session featured Tom Lorenzen, on-farm dairy specialist with Alltech. Lorenzen’s discussion focused on the profound impact a cow’s environment can have on her health, production, performance and your bottom line. …

Ag Group, Alltech, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Strong, Health

ISU & Aptimmune Join Forces On PRRSV Research

Lizzy Schultz

The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is teaming up with Aptimmune Biologics Inc. to develop innovative solutions to fight costly viral swine diseases, including Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV). The agreement enables Iowa State to use Aptimmune’s patented ZMAC cell line to isolate PRRSV from diagnostic samples. The ZMAC cell line is derived from porcine alveolar macrophages, …

Agribusiness, Health, PRRS, Research, Swine, University

Bayer Products Giving Producers An Advantage

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Animal Health has several new products coming down the pipeline for cattle producers, and Dr. Larry Hawkins, Sr. Technical Services Veterinarian, sat down during NAFB Trade Talk to explain how these new products will give producers an extra advantage going into 2017. One product that producers can be excited about is Zelnate, a DNA immunostimulant that works with the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Cattle, Health

BIVI Talks Prevention Tools For Swine Producers

Lizzy Schultz

With pork producers currently operating on negative margins, and projections that those margins will remain negative throughout 2017, minimizing production costs through disease prevention is more important than ever. The swine group at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) was on hand during NAFB Trade Talk to offer some insight on the most important tools for producers to keep in mind …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Health, NAFB

Pork Industry Committed to One Health Approach

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board celebrated global One Health Day on Nov. 3 by reaffirming its commitment to its core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet. “We have a proud history of raising pigs in ways that go beyond simple animal health and that are mutually beneficial to human and environmental health,” …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Health, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Keeping Mycotoxin Threats in Mind This Harvest

Lizzy Schultz

As the U.S. prepares for a record corn and wheat harvest this season, Alltech mycotoxin expert Dr. Max Hawkins has a warning: Quantity should not distract producers from being vigilant regarding quality and the potential for mycotoxin risk. Hawkins recently noted that the wet weather experienced across the northern Great Plains during the spring wheat harvest led to increased crop …

Alltech, Animal Health, Health, Nutrition

New Website Highlights Changing Antibiotic Policies

Lizzy Schultz

A new educational website has been launched by several animal agriculture groups that highlights the ways that U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 will change the way livestock producers may use antibiotics to treat their animals and discusses the practices used by livestock producers and animal health professionals to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy Schultz

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

FARM Program, Merck Offer Animal Health Webinars

Lizzy Schultz

The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program , which is administered by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), has announced that it is teaming up with Merck Animal Health to offer a series of animal health webinars that will further build upon the strong partnership established last year between the Merck Dairy Care365 Program and the FARM Program. This decision …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Health, Merck, National Milk, Uncategorized, Webinar

Zoetis Sponsors PRRSv Research Fellowship

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has sponsored a postgraduate fellow who is beginning a new study at Iowa State University that may provide some insight in the management of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus (PRRSv). The study seeks to identify herd-specific best practices to prevent, control and/or eliminate PRRS virus. Although pork researchers have learned much over the years about how this virus …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Health, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Research, Veterinary, Zoetis