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APHIS administrator shares new agency strategic plan

Kevin Shea, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) this week introduced the agency’s strategic plan for 2015 through 2019, and provided this summary.

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MWI Veterinary Supply purchase under investigation

Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. ("MWI" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MWIV) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to AmerisourceBergen Corp. ("AmerisourceBergen") (NYSE:ABC) for approximately $2.5 billion. The Company's stockholders will only receive $190 in cash for each share of MWI common stock they own.

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AmerisourceBergen purchasing MWI Veterinary Supply

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE:ABC) today announced that it has commenced a tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:MWIV) for $190.00 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest, less any applicable withholding taxes.

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Obama to propose sharp increase in antibiotic funding

U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request will propose nearly doubling federal funding to some $1.2 billion for the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Veterinarians help rescue cow from mine shaft

Large-animal veterinarians encounter some unusual and challenging situations in their day-to-day practice, but pulling a 1,200-pound cow out of a 30-foot-deep hole would be a memorable experience for most. That’s what happened in California recently though, and a short video from the California Department of Food and Agriculture documents the rescue.

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Dairy Calf and Heifer Association calls for annual scholarship program applicants

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.

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