A Kansas State University animal health leader has been chosen to engage local, regional and national stakeholders in the development of strategic partnerships for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF.
Zoetis invites applications for its 2015 Cattle Call research grant program, offering up to $150,000 in research funding. This program, started in 2012, supports researchers and veterinarians who perform valuable work to improve dairy and beef cattle health and productivity.
Merck Animal Health this week announced the recipients of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarship Program, awarding $170,000 in scholarships to 34 veterinary students from around the world. Through a partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the program recognizes outstanding second- and third-year students who are pursuing careers in large animal and companion animal medicine.
The White House, on March 27, released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, a five-year, $1.2 billion plan to fight antibiotic resistance, a plan that includes human and animal health factors.
When considering profit, it is much easier for producers to sell calves that have always been healthy rather than those treated for disease, reported Washington State University Extension. While it is important to work to prevent disease, when it is necessary to treat it is most important to be effective in minimizing the impacts of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRD) in the cow/calf herd.
The federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program is up and running, but challenges including inconsistencies in state requirements and mixed messages regarding program goals continue to slow progress toward true traceability.
Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRD) is a disease that results in 75 percent of cattle morbidity and 50 percent of cattle mortality in feedlot cattle, reported Washington State University Extension. As most producers, veterinarians and researchers know, the disease is often linked to transporting cattle, especially when they are young.