The Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) announced the availability of four “Article Collections” – compilations of significant papers and research developments within a particular subject area. All papers have been published in the JDS.
By David Hardin, DVM, UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Profitability for the cow calf producers starts with high pregnancy rates and a high percentage of the calves being conceived early in the breeding season. A critical component of reproductive success is having sound, highly fertile bulls.
This week the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015. The bill would reauthorize the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act originally enacted in 1999. The current bill is set to expire on September 30, 2015.
In the agency’s efforts to support openness and transparency, the FDA is seeking public comment on a risk assessment of drug residues in milk and milk products. The risk assessment was conducted as part of the overall effort to continuously work with industry and state partners to improve an already strong and effective regulatory system for milk and milk products.
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has created Drug Use Guidelines for Bovine Practice to assist beef and dairy veterinarians in guiding appropriate, effective and legal drugs use on cattle operations.
The University of California, Davis, ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences, according to data released today by QS World University Rankings. This is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in agriculture and forestry by QS.
Humans and cattle share a similar epigenetic fetal overgrowth disorder that occurs more commonly following assisted reproduction procedures. In humans, this disorder is called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), and in cattle it is called large offspring syndrome (LOS) and can result in the overgrowth of fetuses and enlarged babies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced three grants designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases. The awards to support research, education, and Extension efforts were made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Due to the shortage of 3- to 5-liter volume units of fluids intended for intravenous (IV) administration in large animals, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is temporarily exercising enforcement discretion for the distribution of IV fluid products into the United States.