OIE Approves Registration of BOVIGAM TB Kit

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Disease

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) approved the registration of the BOVIGAMTM TB Kit from Thermo Fisher Scientific in the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals 2015. BOVIGAMTM is the only bovine tuberculosis (bTB), Interferon-γ in vitro assay that is OIE-registered and is validated for use in cattle, goat, buffalo and sheep. “The OIE registration … Read More

Iowa Joins Growing List of States Banning Bird Exhibits

John DavisAgribusiness, avian flu, Chicken, Disease, Poultry

As the avian flu crisis continues throughout the poultry raising community, Iowa is the latest in a growing number of states to ban birds at fairs, livestock auctions, swap meets and exotic sales. The state joins several others, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and New York, to cancel all live bird exhibitions. This news release from the Iowa Department … Read More

One Quarter of Iowa Layers Hit with HPAI

Cindy ZimmermanAnimal Health, Audio, avian flu, Disease, Eggs, Government, Poultry, Turkey

*UPDATE* Iowa Governor declares state of emergency late Friday as four more probable cases of HPAI announced. New audio added below. Another five probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) were reported Thursday in Iowa commercial poultry operations, including an estimated 5.5 million on one farm. “A week ago our announcement was 3.8 million layers, I believe we’re north … Read More

U.S. Poultry Industry Statement on Avian Flu

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Chicken, Disease, Eggs, Poultry, Turkey

In light of the recent detections of avian influenza (AI) in the United States, the U.S. poultry industry would like to assure the public that detailed response plans are in place for controlling the spread of the virus and for eliminating the virus entirely. The U.S. government and poultry industries have sophisticated systems and techniques to detect the introduction of … Read More

Biosecurity Education After More Avian Flu Outbreaks

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Disease, Poultry, US Poultry

The outbreaks of avian flu have swept to the Midwest. Last week it was found in Minnesota and earlier in Washington and Oregon. Over the weekend the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the virus was confirmed in turkeys at a grower facility in Missouri and preliminary tests came back positive at another facility in the state. With the recent avian … Read More

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ Approved for Extended BVD

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cattle, Dairy, Disease

Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) recently received a new label claim for protection against respiratory disease caused by bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Type 1b for at least 217 days. BVD Type 1b is the most common subtype of BVD found in persistently infected (PI) calves. This new claim reinforces the elite BVD protection offered … Read More

Genome Alberta Attacks PED Head On

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Disease, Swine

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) first struck the U.S. swine industry in April 2013 and then hit Canada in January 2014. 8 million pigs of died in the U.S. and over 70 cases reported in Canada. “A Canadian effort has been launched to understand and stop the disease to protect the young pigs and to aid the pig industry in North … Read More

NFU Calls for Ban on Imports from FMD Areas

John DavisAg Group, Animal Health, Disease, International, NFU

The National Farmers Union wants the U.S. to stop importing meat from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). This news release says the group has submitted comments to the federal government asking that it not allow meat to come in from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with FMD. “Livestock health is critical to production agriculture and … Read More

Historical Comparison of PRV & PRRS at BIVI Seminar

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, PRRS, Swine

The North American PRRS Symposium took place in Chicago over the weekend. Boehringer Ingelheim’s sponsored PRRS session was centered around coordinating efforts for area disease control. The 20th anniversary of global PRRS solutions brought together the leading researchers and veterinarians to drive the discussion on the next steps to tackling the long-standing virus. One of the keynote speakers was Dr. … Read More

BIVI Combines 2 Vaccines for Swine Respiratory Diseases

John DavisAgribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Disease, Swine

Producers and veterinarians wanting to protect their swine herds against a couple of the most important respiratory diseases in pigs will soon be able to do so with a smaller package. Starting this January, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), maker of the single-injection FLEXcombo® vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, will offer it in a 50-dose … Read More