Triple Calcium Bolus Available

News EditorAgribusiness, Animal Health, Industry News, Nutrition

AgriLabs introduces a new tool for dairy producers, the Triple Calcium Bolus, a fast acting bolus that contains three calcium compounds. Featuring an industry-high 44 grams of available calcium from calcium propionate, calcium chloride and calcium carbonate, it provides both rapid and sustained release of this important mineral. Unlike other calcium boluses, which can take hours to begin delivering calcium … Read More

Outbreak in Britian

News EditorAnimal Health, Industry News, International

This is terrible news to have to report – an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Britian. Authorities in that country are working tiredlessly to contain the outbreak. British authorities rushed to halt an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease Saturday by slaughtering and then incinerating 60 cattle on an infected farm near London. Hours later, Britain’s environmental agency announced that the strain … Read More

"Downer" Cattle Ban

News EditorAnimal Health, Government, Industry News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a permanent ban on the slaughter of “downer” cattle (those that are unable to stand or walk). The inability to stand or walk can be a clinical sign of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Under the rule, cattle that are injured after they pass pre-slaughter inspection will be reevaluated … Read More

Bio-Vet Introduces Generator-D

News EditorAnimal Health, BIO, Feed, Industry News

Bio-Vet, Inc. has an exciting new product for dairy producers – the Generator™-D, a direct fed microbial product that contains high levels of beneficial microbials at a low inclusion rate. In research, Generator microbial products have been shown to improve appetite, maintain dry matter intake, improve digestion and feed utilization, improve production (milk and meat) and help cattle tolerate heat … Read More

Fermentation Can Bring Value Worth Waiting For

Chuck ZimmermanAnimal Health, Audio, Feed, Forage Forum, Nutrition, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Podcast

Up to 60 days of fermentation before feeding can improve starch digestibility, particularly with high-moisture corn, reports Dr. Bill Mahanna, Pioneer Global Nutritional Sciences Manager. It’s important, though, to control fermentation, keeping feedstuffs fresh and reducing shrink losses. When feeding both high-moisture corn and corn silage, ensiling can help head off issues like spring acidosis. The overall goal is a … Read More

AgriLabs Introduces Products That Increase Dry Matter Intake

News EditorAnimal Health, Feed, Industry News

AgriLabs has introduced two new products designed to increase dry matter intake. AgriLabs has introduced Vita Charge® and Vita Charge Appetite Plus, a family of all-natural products proven to quickly increase dry matter intake and improve performance during times of stress. Vita Charge-brand products combine Amaferm® a proprietary Aspergillus oryzae (a type of fungi) fermentation product with vitamins and minerals, … Read More

DRAXXIN Now in 50-mL Bottles

News EditorAnimal Health, Industry News

Pfizer Animal Health is now offering 50-mL bottles of the respiratory treatment, DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin). The new 50-mL bottle treats nearly 4,500 pounds (approximately nine 500-pound cattle or 45 100-pound pigs), making DRAXXIN more convenient for veterinary practitioners and producers who have fewer animals to treat or those who want the flexibility, ease and convenience of a smaller bottle. Veterinarians who … Read More

Take the Survey!

News EditorAnimal Health, Government

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California-Davis, in collaboration with the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases (FAZD), and supported by the USDA and the Department of Homeland Security is asking all producers across the nation to participate in an online survey. Livestock producers throughout the nation are asked to participate in an online survey … Read More

NMPF Sends Letter to Johanns

News EditorAnimal Health, Government, Industry News, International

The most recent case of BSE in Canada has prompted the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) to encourage Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns to keep the Canadian border closed for breeding animals. NMPF said that there are still questions about the effectiveness of the feed ban designed to prevent the introduction and spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. Even though … Read More

Rumensin Free Claim Appears on Milk Label

News EditorAnimal Health, Industry News, Milk

This is new – a milk label claiming that the product is “All Natural, Farm Fresh. Free of Antibiotics, Rumensin, rBST.” The claim is being made by Sno-Fresh Dairy in Washington, and is the first time rumensin has been listed as part of a label claim. The company that makes rumensin, Elanco Animal Health, is keeping a close eye on … Read More