Zoetis Offers New Cattle Respiratory Disease Treatment

John DavisAnimal Health, Cattle, Disease, Veterinary

A new antimicrobial promises a solution for respiratory disease in cattle. Zoetis says its ADVOCIN® (danofloxacin mesylate) Sterile Injectable Solution is an effective control mechanism against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in high-risk cattle. ADVOCIN offers a convenient alternative for veterinarians and producers managing BRD. Producers can now use ADVOCIN for control of BRD in high-risk cattle on arrival or take … Read More

BVDV Eradication Discussed at Symposium

John DavisBeef, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, Disease

Some of the top beef and dairy thought leaders recently discussed what has been described as one of the most “insidious, production-limiting diseases” facing producers: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV). According to Life Technologies, a company producing innovative life science solutions to support scientists worldwide, more than 50 veterinarians, laboratory personnel, researchers and animal health company officials participated in the … Read More

Research Proposals Sought to Target PEDv

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Pork, Swine

Zoetis is seeking proposals for well-defined studies that focus on optimizing the immune response of sows and gilts for the control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). The studies should provide insights into new methods that can help control PEDv in breeding and farrowing herds. Zoetis will award a total of $125,000 to a study or studies under its PEDv … Read More

QScout Farm Lab Upgraded with Time-Saving Autoloader

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, Disease

Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) updated its flagship QScout® Farm Lab with a time-saving autoloader feature that allows dairy employees to run up to 20 individual tests for diagnostic analysis without supervision. An on-farm, portable diagnostic analyzer, QScout Farm Lab is designed to read a suite of animal health tests and provide producers with results in minutes. For example, the QScout … Read More

Zoetis Granted Conditional License for PEDv

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

Zoetis Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional license for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in pigs. The two-dose inactivated vaccine, licensed for use in healthy pregnant sows and gilts, is designed to help them develop antibodies that can be transmitted to their newborn piglets. Zoetis anticipates the vaccine … Read More

Combination Vaccine Gives Swine Industry Options

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Disease, Swine, Vaccine

Fostera™ PCV MH — the porcine circovirus (PCV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) combination vaccine that was built from the ground up by Zoetis — now has the longest demonstrated duration of immunity (DOI) to help protect pigs from porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) caused by PCV Type 2 (PCV2). The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the … Read More

On-Farm Tech Allows Producer To 'See' Mastitis

Jamie JohansenAG CONNECT, Disease, Mastitis

At this year’s National Mastitis Council in Fort Worth, Texas, attendees learned about a new on-farm technology that allows dairy producers to accurately “see” mastitis before symptoms appear, using the Milk Leukocyte Differential (MLD). Rudy Rodriguez, founder of Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Durham, N.C., said similar white blood cell differential technology has long been a tool in human and companion animal … Read More

New Clover Has Multiple Disease Resistance

Talia GoesAgribusiness, Disease, Forage, Research

Texas A&M AgriLife Research recently released Blackhawk, a new arrowleaf clover promising high forage production with improved disease resistance. Dr. Gerald Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage breeder, said he developed Blackhawk from lines with natural resistance to the fungal soil pathogen Pythium ultimum and for tolerance to bean yellow mosaic virus. Developed at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and … Read More

MSU Unveils First Large-Animal MRI

News EditorAnimal Health, Disease, Education, Industry News, Veterinary

Michigan State University‘s College of Veterinary Medicine is now armed with the first large-animal MRI ever at an academic institution, a move that will allow veterinarians to tackle research questions and greatly impact both animal and human health. The magnetic resonance imaging machine, which recently became fully operational and has a 70-centimeter opening that is nearly 50 percent larger than … Read More