Industry News

APHIS VS announces two director positions

APHIS invites qualified professionals to apply for director positions with the The National Veterinary Services Laboratories and Center for Veterinary Biologics. FULL STORY »

Arm & Hammer to share study results at ADSA meeting

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition will be sharing some exciting new research at the 2014 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, July 20 – 24, in Kansas City, Missouri. Of particular interest are several studies, and their short summaries, listed below. Click on the abstract number to access more information; once on the page, scroll to the desired abstract. FULL STORY »

Nebraska study finds no ill effects from Zilmax

The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. FULL STORY »

How to fix U.S. biosecurity leaks? Close some labs

In the wake of disclosures that top government labs mishandled anthrax, smallpox and avian flu, U.S. health authorities are considering the once unthinkable: cutting the burgeoning number of labs working with the planet's most dangerous microbes. FULL STORY »

6 Gizmos to remove calf-raising Guesswork

Focusing on our goals is the best way to achieve them. For most calf raisers, the goals are to keep calves alive, healthy, and growing. FULL STORY »

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 »

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