Industry News

Smithsonian mobile exhibition explores human–animal bond

“Animal Connections” comes to the AABP show. FULL STORY »

National Mastitis Council meeting set for Feb. 1-3, 2015

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will host its 54th Annual Meeting, Feb. 1-3, 2015 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. FULL STORY »

Merck announces veterinary scholarships

As a partner in the Food Systems Fellowship Program coordinated by Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce three $5,000 scholarships have been awarded to students who are participating in the program FULL STORY »

FDA vetted seven percent of animal antibiotics for superbug risk

Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on the farm may be a factor in the rise of "superbugs" – bacteria that grow resistant to drugs, infect humans and defy conventional medicines. FULL STORY »

Synovex Choice approved for heifers

Zoetis announced that SYNOVEX CHOICE is approved for use in feedlot heifers. FULL STORY »

Study focuses on bluetongue vector

The bluetongue virus (BTV) causes significant economic damage in cattle and sheep, but is much about the disease remains somewhat mysterious. Researchers in California recently published results of a study that could help clear up one question – that of how the virus overwinters in temperate regions. FULL STORY »

Celebrate the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame

The 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame will be celebrated in a slightly different way at the 2014 47th AABP Annual Conference in Albuquerque. The award is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, AABP, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Bovine Veterinarian Magazine and Osborn Barr. FULL STORY »

Coming to AABP this week? Don’t forget these things!

This week’s 2014 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in Albuquerque, N.M., is ready to offer you great CE, entertainment, networking and fellowship with your peers and colleagues in the industry. Here are a few things to remember before your trip. See you there! FULL STORY »

'2,000 Bull Project' targets cattle traits

Breakthroughs in genetic research have made it possible to evaluate and routinely predict growth, calving ease, and other important, easily observable traits within beef cattle breeds. FULL STORY »

AGree releases papers on challenges facing agriculture

This week, the AGree initiative, which seeks to build consensus and catalyze action on food and agricultural policy, released five papers addressing individual challenges for the future of agriculture. FULL STORY »

Timing and method is everything for dehorning and castration

When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning Guidelines published by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. FULL STORY »

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