Industry News

Register for the Minnesota Nutrition Conference

September 10 is final day for Early Bird registration rates for the 75th Minnesota Nutrition Conference, scheduled for September 17-18, 2014. FULL STORY »

USDA reports on orbivirus diseases, research gaps

Orbiviruses, such as those that cause bluetongue (BT) and epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) have caused growing concerns among veterinarians and livestock producers. FULL STORY »

Apply for IIAD graduate-level career development program

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) is now welcoming applications from students pursuing graduate degree work involving transboundary, zoonotic and/or emerging disease research for the IIAD Graduate Level Career Development Program. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. FULL STORY »

Meet with the Zoetis technical services team at AABP

Get technical information, questions answered and guidance on wellness programs – on the spot! FULL STORY »

FDA seeks comments on two issues related to drug approvals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week it is inviting public comment on a pair of potential changes in policy regarding approval of drugs used in food-animal production. Each public comment period opens today, September 9. FULL STORY »

Popular ISU veterinary course moves to exclusive online delivery

The course Veterinary Immunology and Principles of Vaccination, taught for 19 years as part of the annual Veterinary Biologics Training Program in Ames, IA, will now be offered exclusively online. FULL STORY »

Akey named interim director at Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnosti

On Sept. 3, the Texas A&M System Board of Regents named Dr. Bruce L. Akey interim director of the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Akey began as executive deputy director at the lab in June of this year. FULL STORY »

Heifer-breeding protocol sheets available

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council has published a set of synchronization protocols specifically developed for heifers, available in both English and Spanish. FULL STORY »

New vaccine could help prevent metritis

Could metritis infections someday be preventable with vaccines? FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health recognizes 4-H members for advocacy

In support of its commitment to 4-H, education and the development of the next generation of industry leaders, Merck Animal Health has proudly sponsored the inaugural Young Advocates for Agriculture Award. FULL STORY »

Back to basics on BRD

The modern beef industry has come a long way in understanding the array of pathogens involved in bovine respiratory disease syndrome (BRDS), along with the list of environmental and genetic factors associated with the disease, and in developing better vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and management practices. But as several presenters at the recent 2014 BRDS Symposium pointed out, we can and must do better. FULL STORY »

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