Industry News

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 »

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Pinkeye

Pinkeye in cattle is most commonly caused by the Moraxella bovis (M. bovis) bacteria, but there are other species like M. bovis’ younger sister, Moraxella bovoculi, that can come into play – and they’re not all covered by the same treatments. FULL STORY »

Step up warm weather calf management

Rising temperatures bring challenges and opportunities. FULL STORY »

Naturally improve rumen development in Holstein calves

Study measures rumen development in pre-weaned dairy calves when given an oral drench of Megasphaera elsdenii FULL STORY »

APHIS VS announces two director positions

APHIS invites qualified professionals to apply for director positions with the The National Veterinary Services Laboratories and Center for Veterinary Biologics. FULL STORY »

Arm & Hammer to share study results at ADSA meeting

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition will be sharing some exciting new research at the 2014 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, July 20 – 24, in Kansas City, Missouri. Of particular interest are several studies, and their short summaries, listed below. Click on the abstract number to access more information; once on the page, scroll to the desired abstract. FULL STORY »

Nebraska study finds no ill effects from Zilmax

The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. FULL STORY »

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