Industry News

Institute named OIE collaborating center

The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (recently renamed the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases [IIAD]) has been recognized as a collaborating center in the specialty of biological threat reduction for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). This designation was made at the 82nd General Session of the OIE, held last week in Paris, France. FULL STORY »

CDC confirms Texas case of vCJD

A Texas man who recently died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) probably contracted the disease while travelling overseas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Variant CJD is the fatal brain disorder linked to consumption of products from cattle with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). FULL STORY »

Preventing disease spread through international collaboration

Two departments, one mission. That's the reality for scientists working at Plum Island Foreign Animal Disease Laboratory in New York. FULL STORY »

Make plans for the 75th Minnesota Nutrition Conference

The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is the upper Midwest's premier educational event and forum for livestock industry professionals and nutrition consultants to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. FULL STORY »

BQA certification drive brings results

For the second year, Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) partnered with the Beef Checkoff to offer beef quality assurance (BQA) certification or re-certification at no cost to producers from February 3 through April 15, 2014. FULL STORY »

“Reconnect. Retool. Reclaim.”

2014 AABP Annual Conference aims to recharge veterinarians. FULL STORY »

Jurox selects KC Animal Health Corridor for U.S. headquarters

Jurox Pty Ltd, an Australian veterinary pharmaceutical company, announced that it has selected Kansas City, Mo., in the KC Animal Health Corridor, for its U.S. headquarters. FULL STORY »

Maternal nutrition critical in cattle fertility

Alltech recently completed its 30th annual symposium, titled “What if,” with a focus on the future of agriculture and livestock production. During the symposium, Alex Evans, PhD, a reproductive physiologist from University College, Dublin, Ireland, discussed the critical issue of fertility in cattle, saying poor fertility is the largest issue facing beef-cattle producers. FULL STORY »

Normandy, France to host Alltech Global Dairy & Beef 2014

The seventh edition of Alltech’s Global Dairy & Beef is returning to Europe this Aug. 30 – Sept. 2 in the Centre International de Deauville (CID), Normandy, France. FULL STORY »

How to improve the lifetime production cycle of a cow

Dairy farmers need to replace cows in the herd frequently because of health and infertility issues; yet this expensive practice could also be avoided in some cases through a range of simple, effective measures. FULL STORY »

Parker Joins IIAD Team

Elizabeth Parker, DVM, is bringing her unique experience in domestic and international animal health policy to the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) where she will serve as the chief veterinarian effective August 18, 2014. FULL STORY »

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