Industry News

Animal Welfare Institute disputes NCBA’s welfare standards

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) announced this that it has sent a written appeal to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), criticizing and requesting revision of the trade association’s guidelines for the care and handling of cattle raised for beef in the United States. FULL STORY »

GlobalVetLink plans webinar on ADT compliance

With the USDA’s Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program underway, many producers and veterinarians remain unclear about requirements and documentation for animal movements and compliance with the rule. FULL STORY »

Zinpro Corporation announces gold sponsorship of IFEEDER

$50,000 Donation supports Institute for Feed Education and Research Programs. FULL STORY »

Teat dips with NPE being removed from market

Over the past few months, several cooperatives nationwide have sent letters asking their producer members to use teat dips without NPEs (Nonylphenol ethoxylates). FULL STORY »

Arizona plans innovative DVM program

From the October issue of Bovine Veterinarian: Program aims to put veterinarians in the field in less time and with lower debt. FULL STORY »

NIAA Antibiotics Use and Resistance Symposium nears

Developing Partnerships for Moving Forward is one of the keystone concepts at the important NIAA Antibiotics Use and Resistance Symposium in Atlanta November 12– 14. FULL STORY »

K-State conference focuses on antibiotic regulations

The FDA has instituted more restrictive antimicrobial-use regulations that will instantly change how you, the veterinary practitioner, will practice in the near future. An upcoming continuing-education conference from Kansas State University will focus on the key effects these new regulations will have on the future use of antimicrobials in veterinary practice. FULL STORY »

Dairy producers continue FARM animal care practice adoption

Dairy farmers nationwide continue to demonstrate widespread adoption of industry standards that assure high-quality care for their animals. FULL STORY »

Potential role of wildlife in BVDV transmission

The bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is not limited to bovines. BVDV, and related pathogens classed as “pestiviruses,” can infect wild ruminants, which could serve as reservoirs of disease for transmission back to cattle. FULL STORY »

Post-wean digestion impaired in intensive-fed rapidly weaned calf

We have suspected from field observations that intensive-fed preweaned calves have problems digesting solid feeds in the early post-weaning period. FULL STORY »

USDA seeking feedback on animal disease reporting, response

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services wants feedback on plans to update the way it reports and responds to certain animal diseases. FULL STORY »

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