Bill Increases Access to Vet Care in Underserved Areas

Jamie Johansen

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) welcomes the introduction of Senate bill 487, the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), by Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). This bill will increase funding available for grants through the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which implements loan forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to serving in federally designated …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Education, Veterinary

A Discussion on Responsible Antibiotic Use at #AFBF17

Jamie Johansen

In a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show, Dr. Jennifer Wishnie, a veterinary public health expert, spoke about one of the hottest topics in animal agriculture – antibiotic resistance. “Many consumers don’t realize that there is veterinary oversight on the farm,” said Dr. Wishnie. “This gives us opportunities to educate them on …

AFBF, Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Farm Bureau, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary

Anaplasmosis Treatment in Beef Cattle Under VFD

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s AnimalAgCast we discuss one of the most talked about issues in animal agriculture circles these days. January 2017 brought us the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension, has spoke to a number of groups across the country educating vets and producers on the VFD and serving as a key resource for continued …

Animal AgCast, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary, VFD

Animal Health Community Redefines Antibiotic Use on Farm

Jamie Johansen

The FDA has announced the full implementation of new policies redefining how antibiotics are used to treat food-producing animals. As of January 1, antibiotics similar to those used in human medicine that are medically important will no longer be used to promote growth in animals. Antibiotics in farm animals will only be for the purpose of fighting disease under the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Livestock, Research, Veterinary

New Solution for Veterinary Feed Directive Management

Jamie Johansen

New Planet Technologies, Inc. and Micro Technologies, announced a new partnership that would integrate New Planet’s cloud-based RxExpress solution with Micro Technologies innovative computerized systems to safely and accurately track and manage feed-grade Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD). As of January 1, 2017, new U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations will become effective, requiring VFDs to be issued by a licensed …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Livestock, Veterinary, VFD

New CVM Center Director Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected Steven M. Solomon, DVM, as the new leader of the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Dr. Solomon’s will begin serving the position in January 2017. Dr. Solomon practiced large animal veterinary medicine for 10 years before joining the agency in 1990 as a Veterinary Medical Officer. He has steadily progressed through …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, FDA, Veterinary

A History Lesson on Shed & Spread of PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Roger Main, Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, gave the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium a history lesson on PRRS and the impact vaccinations have played in it’s control during a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. sponsored session. “We are 30 years into the virus being alive and well in North America. We are 20 years past the initial …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pig, Pork, PRRS, Swine, Veterinary

Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Vet

Jamie Johansen

Find-A-Vet is a tool created by GlobalVetLINK that helps U.S. pig farmers search for a veterinarian for their animals. The Pork Checkoff is making this online tool more accessible to all producers by linking it directly to the Pork Checkoff. The online tool allows animal owners to quickly find a veterinarian in their area who offers services, such as the …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Pig, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine, Veterinary

Biosecurity and the Control of PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Strategies to help producers control, eliminate infectious diseases like PRRS is at the forefront of researchers minds throughout the country. The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium brings all those like minded folks together to share their discoveries and theories with peers. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) again hosted a seminar during the event focused on building on the best practices …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Research, Swine, Veterinary

Pork Producers Working Together to Control PRRS

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Erin Lowe is the Technical Manager for the Solutions Team at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) and has been a driving force behind the Area Regional Control (ARC) programs fight against the control of PRRS. The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium was held over the weekend in Chicago and Dr. Lowe took time to share how the ARC programs …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, PRRS, Swine, Veterinary