Industry News

Protecting the value of calves before weaning

In the latest post to the BRD report from Merck Animal Health veterinarian Mark Spire outlines how preventing, controlling and treating respiratory disease can improve profitability in calves. FULL STORY »

Canada announces new antimicrobial policies

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues to promote the prudent use of antimicrobial drugs with the objective of minimizing the development and spread of AMR due to antimicrobial use in veterinary medicine and food animal production. FULL STORY »

Voting begins for Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame

Five distinguished cattle veterinarians have been nominated and voting is underway for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame, which was created in 2011 to honor exceptional individuals who have made lasting contributions to the veterinary profession. FULL STORY »

GlobalVetLINK named technology company of the year

GlobalVetLINK (GVL) was honored at the Prometheus Awards hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, when the company was named the Technology Company of the Year for a small or medium business. FULL STORY »

Harmonizing trich standards Play video

During last week’s Trichomoniasis Forum, Jeff Baxter, senior product manager for ThermoFisher Scientific discusses the need to develop more uniform standards for sampling and diagnostics, and also to harmonize state regulations regarding trichomoniasis testing. FULL STORY »

ADSA Discover Conference on animal welfare

The 27th Discover Conference sponsored by the American Dairy Science Association will focus on animal welfare for dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Calf wellness: The dairy future's most important job

When you care for calves, you care for the future of the dairy, according to Purina Animal Nutrition’s Gary Geisler. FULL STORY »

FDA announces voluntary withdrawal of 16 antimicrobials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval of a collective 19 animal drug applications because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed. FULL STORY »

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes key House committee

Late yesterday, (April 3) the House Energy and Commerce Committee met to discuss the markup of H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act. FULL STORY »

On-farm option for medical waste

Proper storage, removal and disposal of potentially hazardous medical waste present financial and regulatory challenges for veterinarians and producers, especially in remote areas. FULL STORY »

Producers drive change at DCHA annual conference

U.S. calf and heifer growers learn new strategies in dairy management during annual event – hosted by producers April 1-3 in Green Bay, Wis. FULL STORY »

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