Industry News

Getting cattle down the road safely

Whether it’s a cattle tractor-trailer load of stocker steers being hauled to a feedyard, or a stock trailer moving cows to summer pasture, precaution must be taken into consideration when transporting cattle. FULL STORY »

AABP releases dairy and beef lameness guidelines

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) introduces newly created beef and dairy lameness guidelines for its members and the livestock industry. “Lameness in Dairy and Beef Herds” offers information veterinarians and their clients can use to identify, mitigate and prevent lameness in cattle. FULL STORY »

House committee passes Veterinary Mobility Bill

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce unanimously passed the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1528) out of committee, which clears the way for the bill to be considered by the full House. FULL STORY »

Weather will dictate cattle trends this year

Commercial cow slaughter has run at historically low levels so far this year, partly due to short supplies but also indicating ranchers intend to stabilize or expand their herds. The situation remains volatile though, and with drought appearing to be expanding in the West and Southwest, weather conditions will help determine the direction of herd numbers, according to the April Livestock, Poultry and Dairy Outlook report from USDA. FULL STORY »

19th Annual ABVP Symposium features bovine specialists

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) has announced its lineup of educational sessions during its 2014 symposium. The event is scheduled for Oct. 30-Nov. 2, in Nashville, Tenn. FULL STORY »

Understanding beef-cattle lameness takes knowing where to look

Beef cattle are naturally adept at hiding signs of weakness, and as a result, lameness prevalence in beef cattle is often underestimated. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Honoring service in cattle feeding

Over the past week, I had the pleasure of serving on a selection panel for the Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award, through the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame program. This award recognizes feedyard employees who go above and beyond the call of duty to help improve the cattle-feeding industry. FULL STORY »

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 »

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