Industry News

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 »

Growth benchmark basics for calf and heifer raisers

Raising dairy replacement heifers is a significant investment for most dairy operations. Monitoring performance and making adjustments as an investment grows is a key to optimizing return on investment. FULL STORY »

Successes and challenges in genetic technologies

Last week’s National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) annual conference in Omaha focused on the “Precautionary Principle,” examining how a bias toward extreme caution can hamper development of tools to improve agriculture and food production. FULL STORY »

Moving from Precautionary Principle to sustainability

Most regulatory systems—including that of the United States — utilize a precautionary approach to regulation. And, while most people would agree that precaution is a good idea, two key questions arise: Is the precautionary approach working? Can overzealous precaution actually halt innovation? FULL STORY »

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