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 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).
U.S. red-meat production during December, at 4.1 billion pounds, was up slightly from a year earlier, mainly because of a recovery in pork production, as beef slaughter and production declined according to the latest Livestock Slaughter report from USDA.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Marie Bugarel, a research assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, has discovered a new serotype of the salmonella bacteria.