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Merck sponsors scholarship program with AVMF

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.

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Effective treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex essential for profit

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.

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ADT update

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.

Animal Health

Reducing the risk of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex during transportation

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.

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Integrated Animal Health announces product license to Brinicombe Group UK.

Only four weeks after Integrated Animal Health (IAH) announced that it will locate its Global headquarters and commercial operations in the KC Animal Health Corridor, the formerly Australian-based animal health company also announced it intends to sign a four year exclusive product deal for its proprietary dairy feed inclusion technology, Feed Mate as the first international license of the company’s global product lines.

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University of Georgia opens new veterinary hospital

The University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw its first appointments today at its new location, 2200 College Station Road. Minnie, a 10-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, came to the hospital's rehabilitation service to use one of the brand-new underwater treadmills. She has been a patient of the hospital since January and uses the treadmill to help maintain her mobility and decrease pain caused by chronic osteoarthritis in her knees.

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