A federal judge on Monday struck down an Idaho law that banned documentation of animal abuse at livestock operations, ruling that it violated freedom of speech and other constitutionally guaranteed rights.
Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, a professor of ambulatory and production medicine, took office August 1 as Interim Dean for the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was appointed to the post by former Dean Michael Kotlikoff, who has been appointed Provost of Cornell University.
Thanks to decisive, science-based preventative measures, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has become exceedingly rare in the United States. Continued vigilance and compliance with feed regulations remain important though, according to a new FDA video that outlines the history of BSE and the results of rules designed to prevent its spread.
Gerald Parker, DVM, Ph.D., M.S., has joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as Interim Director effective August 1, 2015.
Researchers in Australia claim genes coded for antibiotic resistance have passed to bacteria in wildlife species such as sea lions and penguins, particularly animals with close exposure to humans. Dr. Michelle Power, from Macquarie University, presented the research findings this week at the International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association.
The Steele Foundation, which focuses some of its philanthropic efforts on education, announced July 21 it will award the organization’s DK Ranch in Cornville to the University of Arizona, providing the university with a permanent footprint in Northern Arizona.