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

Big Data in Swine Health – Measure, Model, Fix

Jamie Johansen

When the term ‘big data’ is used in agriculture, we generally think crops. However, we are hearing it more and more in animal agriculture circles. “Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management?” turned the conversation towards swine health at the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium as Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, took the stage during …

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

Swine Health Monitoring Project Update

Jamie Johansen

The 2016 North American PRRS Symposium took place over the weekend in Chicago, IL and researchers and swine vets from across the globe gathered to continue the control of the deadly swine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) once again sponsored a session focused on prevention. Bob Morrison, University of Minnesota, started off the morning by giving an update on …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary

Alltech’s Approach to Future-Proofing Food

Jamie Johansen

A human nutritionist by trade, Nikki Putnam, is a registered dietitian nutritionist for Alltech. Her focus is to help bridge the gap between producers and consumers. We are seeing a ‘consumer-push’ for natural or traceable production and antibiotic-free functional foods. So, what does the future look like for food companies? Nikki shares insights into what Alltech is doing to help …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Antibiotics, Audio, consumer, Food, Nutrition, Veterinary, VFD

State of U.S. Pork Industry

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) once again brought key spokespeople to Kansas City for NAFB’s Trade Talk. Beyond the election, there is no doubt the hottest topic discussed this year was trade. NPPC President, John Weber, said they were optimistic about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and have invested a lot of time and resources into it. “We are …

Ag Group, Antibiotics, Audio, NAFB, NPPC, Pork, Trade, Veterinary