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

ADI Releases Cow and Dog Ovulation Kits

Lizzy Schultz

Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. (ADI) has officially launched the TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit for the detection of ovulation in dogs and cows. The kit simplifies the screening process for determining the most ideal breeding time for both dogs and cows, and offers results within a matter of minutes. The product builds upon the previous ELISA-based test kit for ovulation …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Health, Reproduction, Veterinary

MS Drycare Available in US

Lizzy Schultz

MS DryCare, an active drying agent and hygiene powder, boasts an absorption capacity of more than 200%. It is unique, the first of its kind, and t’s now available in the US. “With drastically reducing the pathogen pressure in the animal’s environment, we see tremendous results in terms of hygiene, animal welfare and technical results” says Mark Schippers, owner of …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Health, Swine

AVMA Launches Health Studies Database

Lizzy Schultz

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), a free searchable tool designed to connect practicing veterinarians, barn managers, animal owners, and farm staff to veterinary clinical studies that cover a wide range of health concerns. This resource comes as an effort to accelerate the accumulation of evidence that is necessary in order …

Ag Group, Animal Health, AVMA, Company Announcement, Health, Veterinary

Hydration Tips from Sav-A-Chick 🐓

Lizzy Schultz

Adjusting birds’ water in the summer can help them continue to thrive as temperatures rise, and Sav-A-Chick products has some tips to help keep chickens hydrated and reduce heat stress this summer. “On average, a flock of seven adult birds should drink one gallon of water per day. Water is a great opportunity to provide additional nutrients,” says Julian (Skip) …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Chicken, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Water

Missouri Beef Targets Health and Fitness Industries

Lizzy Schultz

The Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC) has shifted its focused in recent years towards reaching millennial consumers and placing an additional focus on consumers dedicated to an active and healthy lifestyle. There are many misconceptions held within the fitness community that beef does not fit in a healthy and active diet. Beef checkoff funded research has disproven these claims against …

Ag Group, Beef, Beef Checkoff, consumer, Education, Health, Marketing, Nutrition, Promotion

West Nile Prevention Tips For Horse Owners

Lizzy Schultz

The risk for horses to contract West Nile virus is highest during peak mosquito activity from July through October in the United States, and concerned horse owners still have plenty of opportunity to help protect their horses against the life-threatening disease. Vaccination is effective in preventing the infection, and veterinarians and horse owners alike continue to trust West Nile-Innovator as …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Equine, Health, Vaccine, Veterinary, Zoetis

NMPF To Host FARM Program at AABP Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) will host its annual Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program during the 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. FARM will lead a day-long session on Sept. 16, with panels and speakers centered on the important and necessary role veterinarians play in responsible dairy cattle care. Panels will discuss …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Events, Health, National Milk, Veterinary

Cattle Producers Continue to Succeed With SelectVAC

Lizzy Schultz

Cattle producers and buyers across the country are continuing to succeed with SelectVAC, the preconditioning program from Zoetis that helps to generate greater value and operational sustainability. Over the last two years, calves enrolled in WeanVAC through the SelectVAC program brought up to $72 more per head than similarly preconditioned cattle that were not enrolled in the program. Calves enrolled …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Cattle, Health, Vaccine, Veterinary, Zoetis

FDA Releases Fifth Progress Report on GFI #213

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its fifth progress report highlighting its recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals with the publication of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213. All of the affected drug sponsors have committed in writing to making the changes described in the guidance by the end of 2016, and …

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