Lepto Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis recently announced Lepto EQ Innovator, the only equine leptospirosis vaccine against L. pomona, has received additional approval for use in broodmares during all three trimesters of pregnancy. “Leptospires can cause late-term abortion in mares,” said Jacquelin Boggs, DVM, MS, ACVIM, senior veterinarian, Equine Technical Services at Zoetis. “The expanded label claim allows the equine breeding community the flexibility to …

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

New Look For Cattle Industry’s Leading Vaccine from BIVI

Jamie Johansen

The country’s leading combination vaccine, PYRAMID 5 + PRESPONSE SQ, from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) is getting a packaging facelift, complete with disease prevention details and more in-depth administration directions. The new packaging will still be green and gold, but with the addition of easier-to-read instructions and more details on the front of the box to help create a …

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

ISU Series Prepares Industry for Vet Feed Directive

Jamie Johansen

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association will offer an educational series about the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). “The program will include a general overview of the VFD, species break-outs, and discussion panels featuring veterinarians, producers, and feed industry personnel,” Clark said. “The implementation date of January 1, 2017, is approaching and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Education, Livestock, Vaccine, Veterinary

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

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

Aptimmune Uses Novel Tech to Fight Swine Pathogens

Jamie Johansen

Aptimmune was formed in 2010 and specializes in the development and application of prophylactic measures against viral diseases of swine. Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Federico Zuckermann, and full-time facility member at the University of Illinois, is the inventor of the patented vaccine technologies. Just last year the small team raised their first round of funding and brought on CEO, Aaron …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Pork, PRRS, Swine, Vaccine, World Pork Expo

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Jamie Johansen

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

Simply Take a Drink for Protection with BIVI

Jamie Johansen

If you walked through the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) booth during the 2016 World Pork Expo then you were able to take in a hands-on demonstration from one of their professional veterinarians on their efforts to improve the efficacy of oral vaccines. Dr. John Waddell, veterinarian BIVI, took visitors through the simple process for protection that’s as easy as …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vaccine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

AgriLabs Expands Animal Health Vaccine Opportunities

Jamie Johansen

AgriLabs® has entered into the vaccine manufacturing business with a new USDA-licensed facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. They have also acquired Lincoln-based Antelope Valley Bios and Benchmark Biolabs, and Benchmark’s ownership interest of VaxLiant®. AgriLabs will now offer complete concept-to-commercialization services for vaccines used in swine, cattle, poultry and other species. “By adding state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to our U.S. marketing and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Vaccine

Mystery Behind Poultry Vaccine Revealed

Lizzy Schultz

A recently completed research project funded by The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation has revealed the mystery behind an important poultry vaccine. The research project, part of USPOULTRY’s comprehensive research program, was completed by Dr. Brian Jordan and Dr. Mark Jackwood in the Department of Population Health & Poultry Science at the University of Georgia …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Poultry, Research, University, US Poultry, Vaccine, Veterinary