Industry News

More thoughts on the calving pen

Heather Dann with the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y., discusses research-based methods for making maternity pens more comfortable and cow-friendly. FULL STORY »

Tips for controlling respiratory disease

South Dakota State University Extension specialists Alvaro Garcia and Russ Daly have prepared a comprehensive primer on understanding, preventing and treating respiratory disease in calves. FULL STORY »

AMI to dietary committee – stick to nutrition

Work is underway to develop a new set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines for 2015, and the American Meat Institute (AMI) has submitted comments asking the advisory committee to limit its recommendations to nutrition and health, and not delve into the issue of sustainability. In its recent request for public comments, the committee specifically asked for input on “food systems sustainability,” as well as on nutritional and health issues. FULL STORY »

Alltech’s 30th Symposium explores health potential of algae

It’s green, it’s slimy – it’s algae. And it’s actually none of those things – at least not the heterotrophic high-DHA omega-3 algae variety produced at Alltech Algae in Winchester, Ky. These algae are off-white, dry and powdery, and unleashing their vast potential for positive change will be one of the topics of discussion at “What If,” the 30th Annual Alltech International Symposium in downtown Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 18-21. FULL STORY »

Effects of post-AI nutrition management on pregnancy results

Maintaining high levels of nutrition plays an important role in a cow’s reproductive performance, but recent research from two separate studies indicates that nutritional management immediately following artificial insemination have an impact on heifer reproductive efficiency. FULL STORY »

APHIS moving toward next steps in traceability

With a letter to stakeholders this week, Kevin Shea, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced new steps toward full implementation of the federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. FULL STORY »

Bovine euthanasia guidelines available from AABP

Approved methods of humane euthanasia of cattle are outlined in English and Spanish versions. FULL STORY »

Minnesota Dairy Health Conference

The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host a dairy health conference on May 20 to 22 in Minneapolis, to bring the latest applied research results to veterinary practitioners. Pre-conference sessions scheduled for May 20 offer veterinarians additional training and education. FULL STORY »

AABP bovine euthanasia guidelines available in English, Spanish

AABP’s Practical Euthanasia of Cattle guidelines have recently been translated into Spanish. FULL STORY »

12th Annual Leading Dairy Producer Conference hosts 212 farms

Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’ Lakes welcomed more than 475 dairy producers, family members and industry representatives to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., earlier this year for the Leading Dairy Producer Conference. FULL STORY »

Article addresses efficacy of blood test for pregnancy detection

A new article on a novel method of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle by researchers at Iowa State University and Virginia Herd Management Service has been published in the prestigious The Veterinary Journal. This article describes the use of dried blood spot technology for diagnosis of pregnancy from 28 days post-mating, samples being collected via the TEGO Blood Collection Kit. FULL STORY »

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