Vets Plus, Inc. welcomed John Maday on Friday, May 22, to discuss trends in cattle production and veterinary practice. Maday is editor of Bovine Veterinarian and managing editor of Drovers / CattleNetwork. Maday spoke to a group of about 30 staff members from all departments at Vets Plus.
Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO and executive vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), will participate in the White House’s One Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit on Tuesday, June 2.
By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Spring rains have filled the ponds and now the summer grass is ready to start growing vigorously. As the temperatures heat up, cattle will start to congregate around or in the ponds or other standing water. One of the challenges that cattle producers may face this summer is the occasional lame cow or yearling. “Foot rot” is a common cause of lameness in beef cattle on pastures. Foot rot is an infection that starts between the toes of the infected animal and usually is a result of the introduction of a bacteria through broken skin.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today broke ground to officially begin construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) main laboratory structure in Manhattan, Kansas.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance to help animal drug sponsors determine an acute reference dose (ARfD), which is the estimate of the amount of residues expressed on a body weight basis that can be ingested in a period of no more than 24 hours or less without adverse effects or harm to the health of the human consumer.
Cattle arriving at packing plants with bruises result in economic losses related to beef quality and create animal-welfare concerns, and recent research from Kansas State University shows the prevalence of bruising remains relatively high.
Zinpro Corporation recently awarded its 2015 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship to Katie Sielaff, a student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the class of 2016 and hails from Greenleaf, Wisconsin.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.
Innovacyn, a leader in innovative medical devices in the human and animal health industry, announced a new and improved formulation in their animal line of healthcare products—Vetericyn Plus, available for all animal species, regardless of age.