Industry News

You cannot bleach your way to clean

I just had yet another question about the concentration of a chlorine bleach solution to use soaking calf feeding equipment. The assumption is that if the one uses the proper concentration of the active ingredient somehow the tube feeders and bottles will become clean. All the bacteria will be gone. FULL STORY »

Partnerships create value

Continuing education for veterinarians helps producers improve their bottom line. FULL STORY »

LSU plans large-animal health education for veterinarians

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine’ will host its “Partnering for Large Animal Health” Education Series on Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. FULL STORY »

Merck to present data at World Buiatrics Congress

Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) will present from 19 posters and 1 oral presentation at the 28th World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Cairns, Australia, from July 27 – August 1, 2014. FULL STORY »

Beware of mixing milk replacer with softened water

Mixing milk replacer with softened water can result in dangerously high sodium levels. FULL STORY »

Ammonia and calf health

In a recent posting on his blog, “Calves with Sam,” New York calf and heifer specialist Sam Leadley discusses industry guidelines and practical monitoring of ammonia levels in preweaned calf environments. FULL STORY »

Canada’s welfare “Code” contrasts National F.A.R.M. program

Using requirements over best practices, involving animal welfare groups, and taking a multi-species approach, Canada’s “Dairy Code” for animal welfare will differ sharply from the National Dairy F.A.R.M. program. FULL STORY »

New modules provide dairy HR training Play video

With the cultural and technological landscape of today's rapidly changing dairy operations, producers must effectively educate, train and communicate across a diverse workforce to ensure maximum efficiency. FULL STORY »

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act clears one more hurdle

Veterinary organizations are hailing passage of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act in the U.S. House of Representatives this week with broad bi-partisan support. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed its version of the act, which is virtually identical to the House version, on January 8. FULL STORY »

Vesicular stomatitis detected in two Texas cattle

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been detected in two head of cattle in South Texas, 5.7 miles southwest of Mathis (Jim Wells County). The cattle were tested after the owner observed blistering and swelling on the animals’ muzzles and contacted their local veterinary practitioner. FULL STORY »

Nominate some young veterinarians

The “40 Under 40” award program absolutely should include several bovine veterinarians in its list of honorees this year, and you can help make it happen. FULL STORY »

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