The Benefits of Feed-Grade Antimicrobials

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Cattle, FDA, Veterinary, Zoetis

Feed-grade antimicrobials have been a valuable asset to management programs for decades, but it’s easy to forget why it became an important part of the management program in the first place. The nutrition team at Zoetis offers a few reminders of why they work so well for producers across the country. “Feed-grade antimicrobials have been an important component of producers’ … Read More

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

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

Zoetis Announces Equine Industry Vision Award

Lizzy SchultzAAEP, Ag Group, AQHA, award, Equestrian, Equine, Jockey Club, Zoetis

Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented Gary L. Carpenter, commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), with the 15th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award at the AHP seminar in Orlando, Florida last week. This is the first major award created to showcase innovation across the equine industry, and it serves to recognize ingenuity and service, and … Read More

Zoetis & AGI's Beef Cattle Genomic Calibration for GE-EPDs

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, Zoetis

Zoetis and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) have completed the world’s largest and most comprehensive genomic calibration for beef cattle and associated integration into genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs). Angus breeders and commercial users of Angus genetics can now make even more dependable and informed decisions using DNA test results incorporated into weekly genetic evaluations. “The value of GE-EPDs powered by … Read More

Zoetis Offers Tips On Anaplasmosis Prevention

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Cattle, Veterinary, Zoetis

It is difficult to quantify the risk of anaplasmosis in any given herd in any given time of year, but when an outbreak occurs, it can result in devastating consequences for a cow/calf herd. Daniel Scruggs, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis, offers some tips for cattle producers to reduce the risk of anaplasmosis, and what treatment options are available to … Read More

Zoetis ‘Honoring Caregivers’ Award

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, award, Pork, Swine, Zoetis

The 2016 nomination period for Zoetis Honoring Caregivers award program is here. This annual program shares the stories of exemplary pig caregivers and celebrates those who go above and beyond to provide the best care for pigs, every day. “At Zoetis, we believe that exceptional caregivers deserve to be acknowledged, and we are excited to do so through our Honoring … Read More

Zoetis Launches New Dairy Genomic Test

Lizzy SchultzAnimal Health, Dairy, Genetics, Zoetis

Zoetis has announced the launch of Clarifide Plus, the first commercially available, U.S.-based genomic test that allows dairy producers to directly predict disease risk in Holstein cattle. Clarifide Plus is the most comprehensive package of trait predictions for Holstein cattle, enabling use of genetic selection along with good herd management to help reach their herd health and profitability goals. The … Read More

Quest Plus Approved For Pregnant Mares

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

Quest Plus Gel from Zoetis has recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares, joining Quest Gel as the only FDA-approved de-worming products on the market that treat and control encysted small strongyles and bots in a single dose, and are safe for use in breeding mares. Both Quest … Read More

Adding Beef Facts to Producer Tool Belt

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, NCBA, Zoetis

Cattle nutritionist for Zoetis, Dr. Gary Sides, spoke to producers during the Cattle Industry Convention’s Cattlemen’s College on modern agriculture in a culture of Facebook. There he discussed government, environmental and cultural issues that affect beef consumption and the cattle industry and I sat down with him to learn more. It is old news that our industry is constantly under … Read More