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Veterinarians help rescue cow from mine shaft

Large-animal veterinarians encounter some unusual and challenging situations in their day-to-day practice, but pulling a 1,200-pound cow out of a 30-foot-deep hole would be a memorable experience for most. That’s what happened in California recently though, and a short video from the California Department of Food and Agriculture documents the rescue.


Dairy Calf and Heifer Association calls for annual scholarship program applicants

The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The goal of this long-standing program is to invest in the future of the dairy industry by offering scholastic support to outstanding agriculture-focused students. Scholarship applications are due February 20, 2015.


Neogen launches Prima Marc Bottle Mount Vaccinator

Neogen has expanded its line of highly accurate Prima Marcproducts to include a veterinary syringe that simultaneously injects and marks an animal — and at the same time provides an animal care provider the mobility of a bottle mount vaccinator (BMV).


Seeking answers on how to manage feral swine

Solutions for the feral swine problem are about as elusive as the pigs themselves. For several years, agricultural media and the popular press have documented the growing numbers and distribution of feral pigs, particularly in the southern half of the United States. We know they damage crops and wildlife habitat, and potentially serve as reservoirs for diseases affecting livestock.


CLSI and APHL to co-host 12th annual AST Update Webinars

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) will co-host the 12th annual educational update webinars for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST).


Pharmacist Gigi Davidson honored with USP’s Beal Award

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is pleased to announce that Gigi Davidson, R.Ph., DICVP, Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been named the recipient of the 2015 Beal Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service—the organization’s highest award.

Animal Health

Dairy experts share nutrition and cow-comfort tips when milk prices decline

With forecasts for lower milk prices in 2015, many dairy producers will be examining their budgets and management practices for possible cost-saving measures. Dairy health and economics experts caution against cost reductions in key areas – such as nutrition and cow comfort – that may compromise herd health and lead to lower milk production, offsetting any short-term savings.


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