During 2015, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) plans to release a series of reports detailing economic trends in veterinary medicine in the United States. The first of those reports, which focuses on veterinary markets, now is available.
A group of U.S. beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations today announced the launch of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB).
Producers, livestock markets and other stakeholders have another month to comment on proposed rule changes governing how the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) approves facilities that receive livestock for interstate commerce, along with other rules affecting marketing facilities.
By Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Ben Eggleston is seeking information on the theft of 1,121 head of Holstein/Jersey cross steer calves from a Braum’s dairy farm in Follett, Texas.
Jaguar Animal Health, Inc. (“Jaguar”), an animal health company focused on developing and commercializing first-in-class gastrointestinal products for companion and production animals, announced today that it has entered into a supply and distribution agreement with Biogenesis Bagó, the largest veterinary biotechnology company in Latin America—a region that contains 370 million dairy and beef cattle and produces 11 percent of the world’s milk supply.
By Audrey Hambright, Kansas State University Extension
Dan Thomson, Jones professor of veterinary medicine, director of the Beef Cattle Institute and assistant dean of outreach for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has been honored as the 2015 National Beef Quality Assurance Educator of the Year.
According to a new inter-agency report, foodborne pathogens in the United States cause about 9 million people to get sick, with 55,000 hospitalized, and an estimated 1,000 deaths, but a system for identifying which foods most often are responsible for illnesses associated with particular pathogens has been lacking. The report outlines a new method for tracking and reporting that information relating to the four most prevalent foodborne pathogens.