West Nile Prevention Tips For Horse Owners

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Equine, Health, Vaccine, Veterinary, Zoetis

The risk for horses to contract West Nile virus is highest during peak mosquito activity from July through October in the United States, and concerned horse owners still have plenty of opportunity to help protect their horses against the life-threatening disease. Vaccination is effective in preventing the infection, and veterinarians and horse owners alike continue to trust West Nile-Innovator as … Read More

NMPF To Host FARM Program at AABP Conference

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Events, Health, National Milk, Veterinary

The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) will host its annual Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program during the 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. FARM will lead a day-long session on Sept. 16, with panels and speakers centered on the important and necessary role veterinarians play in responsible dairy cattle care. Panels will discuss … Read More

Cattle Producers Continue to Succeed With SelectVAC

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Cattle, Health, Vaccine, Veterinary, Zoetis

Cattle producers and buyers across the country are continuing to succeed with SelectVAC, the preconditioning program from Zoetis that helps to generate greater value and operational sustainability. Over the last two years, calves enrolled in WeanVAC through the SelectVAC program brought up to $72 more per head than similarly preconditioned cattle that were not enrolled in the program. Calves enrolled … Read More

Animart Acquires Stockmen’s Supply

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Veterinary

Animart, LLC has announced that the company recently acquired Stockmen’s / Midwest Supply, a premier animal health product supplier with offices in North Dakota, Missouri and Minnesota. Stockmen’s Supply has been a source of quality animal health products for over sixty years, with a primary focus on beef. Their product offerings have expanded to include animal feed, livestock equipment, tack … Read More

FDA Releases Fifth Progress Report on GFI #213

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Feed, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its fifth progress report highlighting its recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals with the publication of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #213. All of the affected drug sponsors have committed in writing to making the changes described in the guidance by the end of 2016, and … Read More

Alltech Hosting Webinar on Heat Stroke

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Beef, Veterinary, Webinar

As the summer continues to heat up, the minds behind Alltech are hosting a webinar on heat stress next week. Join Dr. Carlo Angelo Sgoifo Rossi, of the University of Milan, for a discussion on strategies to minimize the effects of heat stress and practical solutions to implement on your beef farm. The webinar will focus on understanding how to … Read More

Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Vaccine, Veterinary

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services … Read More

Simply Take a Drink for Protection with BIVI

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Vaccine, Veterinary, World Pork Expo

If you walked through the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) booth during the 2016 World Pork Expo then you were able to take in a hands-on demonstration from one of their professional veterinarians on their efforts to improve the efficacy of oral vaccines. Dr. John Waddell, veterinarian BIVI, took visitors through the simple process for protection that’s as easy as … Read More

Vet Students Offer Workshops for Navajo Teens

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Education, Health, Veterinary, Youth

This week, veterinary students at Colorado State University (CSU) began essential animal-care instruction for high-schoolers in the Navajo Nation, and worked to equip area teenagers with basic veterinary skills while encouraging the teens to pursue college education. The newly launched project, starting in August, will provide weeklong surgical clinics for pets, horses and livestock in the Monument Valley region of … Read More

Antibiotic-Free Production Tips from Alltech

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Pork, Production, Veterinary

Antibiotic-free brands, such as Open Prairie Natural Pork, Applegate Natural & Organic Meats, Farm Promise Pork and Niman Ranch, are popping up in meat counters across the United States, and according to Dr. Tom Gillespie, a veterinarian with Rensselaer Swine Services, this shift in production is likely to grow and stay. “The movement has finally impacted consumer choices in the … Read More