Industry News

UW to develop curriculum for Chinese dairy center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to develop the curriculum for a new $400 million dairy training center being established by the Nestle corporation in China's northeast province of Heilongjiang. FULL STORY »

Digesting the data on probiotics

Probiotics, or direct-fed microbials, can help all livestock species when used properly. FULL STORY »

Locomotion scoring: Speaking a common language

When producers identify lame animals in the herd, it is helpful to consult with a veterinarian using a common language to describe the observed signs of lameness. FULL STORY »

Closely monitor medicated mineral intake

Medicated minerals are available and frequently used to help prevent the blood-born disease, anaplasmosis. A consistent and appropriate intake of the mineral is critical to a successful anaplasmosis prevention program. FULL STORY »

Texas proposes new trich rules

During a Commission meeting on May 13, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted several proposed amendments to the state’s animal-health regulations, including several changes regarding trichomoniasis (trich) testing, herd certification and entry requirements for cattle. FULL STORY »

Genex names new chief operating officer

Genex Cooperative, Inc., a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International, announces Keith Heikes of Shawano as the new Genex Chief Operating Officer. FULL STORY »

An abundance of precaution

From the May/June issue of Bovine Veterinarian: Adherence to the Precautionary Principle could block advancements in animal agriculture. FULL STORY »

Institute named OIE collaborating center

The National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (recently renamed the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases [IIAD]) has been recognized as a collaborating center in the specialty of biological threat reduction for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). This designation was made at the 82nd General Session of the OIE, held last week in Paris, France. FULL STORY »

CDC confirms Texas case of vCJD

A Texas man who recently died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) probably contracted the disease while travelling overseas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Variant CJD is the fatal brain disorder linked to consumption of products from cattle with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). FULL STORY »

Preventing disease spread through international collaboration

Two departments, one mission. That's the reality for scientists working at Plum Island Foreign Animal Disease Laboratory in New York. FULL STORY »

Make plans for the 75th Minnesota Nutrition Conference

The Minnesota Nutrition Conference is the upper Midwest's premier educational event and forum for livestock industry professionals and nutrition consultants to update their knowledge of beef, dairy, poultry, swine and equine nutrition. FULL STORY »

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