Industry News

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine accepts 114 new students

The class of 2018 was welcomed into the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 17 during its annual White Coat Ceremony at the UGA Performing Arts Center. FULL STORY »

Zoetis granted conditional license for PEDv vaccine

On Wednesday, Zoetis Inc. announced that the USDA has granted a conditional license for a vaccine to help fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in pigs. FULL STORY »

Studying how and why parasites affect performance

It is well documented that infections with internal parasites can reduce weight gains, feed efficiency and reproductive performance in cattle, but just why different parasites have evolved to affect or manipulate their hosts in different ways is unclear. FULL STORY »

FDA plans webinar on antiparasitic resistance

The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and the AVMA will host a one-hour webinar titled “Resisting Resistance: FDA’s Antiparasitic Resistance Management Strategy,” on Tuesday, Oct.14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. FULL STORY »

BIVI again sponsors free BQA certification

For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. FULL STORY »

Locomotion Scoring App launched by Dairyland Initiative

No more pens and paper needed to locomotion score, using the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s new Locomotion Scorer app. You can categorize cows using a scale of 1 to 3, 1 to 4, or 1 to 5, and pictures and instructions will help you determine where on the scale each animal fits. FULL STORY »

Update on vesicular stomatitis

The summer’s outbreak of vesicular stomatitis (VS) continues, with several new cases in horses and cattle confirmed over the past week in Texas and Colorado. FULL STORY »

Zinpro announces 2014 Young Scholar Award recipients

Three young scientists, Leticia Camacho, Hannah Cunningham, and Bryan Welly, were recently honored as recipients of the 2014 Young Scholar Recognition Program award. FULL STORY »

Some like it hot, but cows in heat do not

Heat hurts dairy health. Warm surroundings can be especially detrimental to reproduction. In fact, at just 72°F, a cow can experience heat stress. Pay attention to ambient environmental temperatures and use heat stress management in warm weather to ensure cow comfort, health and productivity. FULL STORY »

New web-based decision tools for dairy producers

In place of milk price and revenue support programs, the 2014 Farm Bill has created the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers (MPP), allowing a dairy operator to self-select coverage options to protect the farm against declines in national average production margins. FULL STORY »

The case for low-stress livestock handling

Stockmanship is an under-appreciated and under-utilized component of operating sustainable livestock operations and just one essential component is low-stress livestock handling. We need to ask why. FULL STORY »

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