NPPC Calls For Improved FMD Vaccine Bank

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today urged congressional lawmakers and the Obama administration to prioritize the management of a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak. “Improving preparedness for an FMD outbreak through development of an adequate vaccine bank must be a priority,” testified NPPC immediate past president Dr. Howard Hill, a veterinarian and pork producer from Cambridge, Iowa, before a subcommittee …

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BIVI Talks Cattle Health Concerns

Lizzy Schultz

Dr. John Davidson, Professional Services Vet for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), played a central role in this year’s Cattle Industry Convention by giving several presentations on cattle health trends at the Convention’s Learning Lounge. A major discussion point this week was Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), which has begun to raise concerns among veterinary professionals, as the disease is becoming …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Vaccine, Veterinary

Bovi-Shield Gold Increases BVD Protection

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis has announced that Bovi-shield Gold FP® 5 and Bovi-Shield Gold FP 5 HB products, which help producers further protect their cow herds against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), have recently earned an additional label claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture against fetal infection caused by (BVD) Types 1 and 2 viruses. “With the value …

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Merial Preps Producers on Winter Health

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Tony Moravec is a Technical Service Veterinarian at Merial where he has been working for almost ten years now. He took the time to speak with Jamie Johansen at the NAFB conference to talk about vaccines, winter health, and the use of antibiotics. One of Merial’s most exciting projects has been the introduction of LongRange, an injectable, long-acting dewormer …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Deworming, NAFB, Vaccine, Veterinary

Merck Talks Antibiotics & Producer Training

Lizzy Schultz

As the agriculture community came together during the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk to share the latest information on their industry, the team behind Merck Animal Health was excited to discuss one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture: Antibiotic Stewardship. The first expert we heard from was Dr. Rick Sibbel, DVM, who currently heads up the …

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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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Zoetis Releases Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis announced the introduction of an exciting new vaccine this week. Lepto EQ Innovator is the first and only vaccine licensed for use in horses to aid in the prevention of leptospirosis caused by Leptospira interrogans serovar Pomona, known as L. pomona. Equine leptospirosis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by members of the Leptospira species of bacteria. Leptospira interrogans …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, Equine, Research, Vaccine, Zoetis

Swine Health Series Focuses on Influenza

Lizzy Schultz

The latest At The Meeting (ATM) audio program with moderator Bob Morrison, DVM, PhD, provides listeners with a review and discussion of the influenza virus, an ever-evolving threat facing swine producers. The Swinecast series includes information on how the virus is identified, effective sampling and vaccination protocols used to protect against it, and also features disease, research and practical producers …

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Ceva Focuses on Vaccine Development

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ceva Animal Health Scientific Services Investigative Unit (SSIU) could be called the CSI of the animal health world because they operate the same way – scientifically solving mysteries and getting the bad guys. “We are a connection between our R&D group and our customer and through that connection we solve problems for our customer,” said Ceva Scientific Services Director …

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The Prevention vs. Treatment Game

Jamie Johansen

Evaluating the performance of a pig is a key element in good health management. Enteric Technical Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedia, Inc. (BIVI), Jessica Seate, said the best thing a producer can do is become an investigator. Finding a diagnosis with your vet before you make changes to your protocol should be the first thing producers do. I sat down …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Vaccine