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FDA vetted seven percent of animal antibiotics for superbug risk

Scientists fear the widespread use of antibiotics on the farm may be a factor in the rise of "superbugs" – bacteria that grow resistant to drugs, infect humans and defy conventional medicines. FULL STORY »

Synovex Choice approved for heifers

Zoetis announced that SYNOVEX CHOICE is approved for use in feedlot heifers. FULL STORY »

Study focuses on bluetongue vector

The bluetongue virus (BTV) causes significant economic damage in cattle and sheep, but is much about the disease remains somewhat mysterious. Researchers in California recently published results of a study that could help clear up one question – that of how the virus overwinters in temperate regions. FULL STORY »

Celebrate the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame

The 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame will be celebrated in a slightly different way at the 2014 47th AABP Annual Conference in Albuquerque. The award is sponsored by Merck Animal Health, AABP, the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Bovine Veterinarian Magazine and Osborn Barr. FULL STORY »

Coming to AABP this week? Don’t forget these things!

This week’s 2014 47th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in Albuquerque, N.M., is ready to offer you great CE, entertainment, networking and fellowship with your peers and colleagues in the industry. Here are a few things to remember before your trip. See you there! FULL STORY »

'2,000 Bull Project' targets cattle traits

Breakthroughs in genetic research have made it possible to evaluate and routinely predict growth, calving ease, and other important, easily observable traits within beef cattle breeds. FULL STORY »

AGree releases papers on challenges facing agriculture

This week, the AGree initiative, which seeks to build consensus and catalyze action on food and agricultural policy, released five papers addressing individual challenges for the future of agriculture. FULL STORY »

Timing and method is everything for dehorning and castration

When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning Guidelines published by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. FULL STORY »

Caution: Prussic acid poisoning can be a problem during grazing

Use caution when grazing sorghum/sudan grass during periods when these forages may be experiencing stress, whether drought or frost stress, as prussic acid poisoning is one of the most toxic and rapidly acting of any common poison. FULL STORY »

Herd health: Making a case for case definitions

Internal benchmarking is a great tool. External benchmarking is difficult. FULL STORY »

Activity and rumination monitors enhance excellent genetics

What do you get when you combine excellent dairy genetics, a dedicated dairy management team and an intimate glimpse into cow activity and rumination time? FULL STORY »

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