Industry News

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 »

Beef exports gain steam in May

The latest trade data from USDA and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show continued strength in international demand for U.S. agricultural products, with beef and pork exports particularly encouraging during May. FULL STORY »

AVMA pushes for enhancement act passage by year’s end

The AVMA has hired a lobbying firm as part of a push to see Congress pass, by year’s end, bipartisan legislation eliminating the federal tax on the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program. FULL STORY »

Practical research at U.S. MARC Play video

Chad Engle, who manages livestock operations at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (U.S. MARC) near Clay Center, Nebraska, describes the center’s cattle herds, genetic evaluations and feeding trials. FULL STORY »

Maintain momentum for BQA Play video

Consumer preferences and the value of cattle add to the importance of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification and adherence to BQA guidelines. FULL STORY »

Henry Schein Animal Health acquires majority of SmartPak

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that its U.S. Animal Health business, Henry Schein Animal Health, has completed its acquisition of an approximate 60% ownership position in SmartPak, the leading provider of equine supplements and horse supplies across the United States. FULL STORY »

FDA secures full industry engagement on antimicrobial strategy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week the first of its progress reports on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. FULL STORY »

VaxLiant marks 1st anniversary of FMD vaccine joint venture

Even before VaxLiant was formed in 2013, its leaders had been working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a breakthrough foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Feeding temperature for acidified milk replacer

The question I received was about the ideal temperature at which to feed acidified milk replacer to young dairy heifer calves. FULL STORY »

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