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Disconnect between opinions of scientists compared to general public outlined in survey

Climate change, genetically modified organisms, animal research and pesticides have long proven to be the center of much debate amongst the common public. Is it real? Are they safe? Is it moral? In a recent poll by Pew Research Center, distinct disconnect between public and scientists’ views on science and society came to the surface with those topics.

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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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