Industry News

What does the reporting mandate for SECD mean?

Producers, along with veterinarians and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network are required to report positive PCR tests for Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services office FULL STORY »

Disease update: Vesicular stomatitis

Several new cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been confirmed in horses in Texas and Colorado over the past week. FULL STORY »

Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference scheduled

The Minnesota Nutrition Conference (MNC) will hold its 75th annual conference on Sept. 17-18, at Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn. FULL STORY »

New ZILMAX data being presented

Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada, today announced that new studies about ZILMAX (zilpaterol hydrochloride), an FDA-approved feed supplement for cattle, will be presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), American Dairy Science Association and Canadian Society of Animal Science, July 20–24, in Kansas City, Mo FULL STORY »

Heat danger reaches emergency levels

For much of the country, this week has brought the first truly dangerous heat of the summer. As of late Monday, the USDA/NOAA forecast for Heat Stress in cattle projected “emergency” levels of heat and humidity across much of the middle of the country and parts of the Southwest for today, July 22. FULL STORY »

High heat and humidity caution

Across much of the central and southwestern United States, the USDA/NOAA forecast for Heat Stress in cattle is at the Danger level for today Monday, July 21, and at the Emergency level for tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22. FULL STORY »

Wyoming to require ICVI within 10 days from VS states

Wyoming State Veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, announced that, due to cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) recently found in Colorado and Texas, the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) is now requiring that all livestock imported from any state where the disease has been diagnosed must be accompanied by a health certificate written within 10 days prior to entry into the state. FULL STORY »

FDA to hold public meeting on antimicrobial resistance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will sponsor a public meeting to discuss progress to date under the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System 2012-2016 Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held on August 12-13, 2014 at the FDA Headquarters, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Md. FULL STORY »

Researchers use “big data” to track zoonotic diseases

About 60 percent of diseases are zoonotic, or can pass between humans and various animal species, and understanding the pathways and complex relationships between pathogens, hosts and environmental factors is key to improving control strategies. FULL STORY »

USDA approves six VaxLiant adjuvants for cattle, swine vaccines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the safety of six ready-to-use adjuvants from VaxLiant that can be added to vaccines to help improve the resulting immune response in cattle and swine. The approval includes a 21-day withdrawal period for these ENABL adjuvants when included in vaccines administered either subcutaneously (SQ) or intramuscularly (IM). FULL STORY »

Watch for illegally compounded animal drugs

In the wake of recent horse deaths following treatment with compounded drugs, the Animal Health Institute (AHI) is warning veterinarians to avoid these products and be cognizant of the risks and potential liability they present. FULL STORY »

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