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Western Veterinary Conference recap

Annual continuing education event provides learning opportunities while celebrating industry’s top veterinary professionals.


AABP looks ahead to 2015

From the February issue: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP).


Government report estimates food sources for four pathogens

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. 


FDA issues draft guidance for evaluating drugs for E. coli reduction

For years, beef packers have employed a variety of post-harvest interventions to reduce contamination of meat with E. coli O157:H7 or other shiga toxin- producing E. coli (STEC). Meanwhile, the industry continues to explore options for pre-harvest interventions to reduce the amount of STEC cattle carry into processing plants, thereby enhancing the efficacy of plant interventions.

Animal Health

USDA-NIFA and United Kingdom-Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council partner for animal disease prevention research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the United Kingdom's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) today announced five jointly funded research awards that total more than $2.3 million from NIFA and £2.3 million British pounds ($3,502,683 equivalent) from the BBSRC for the US-UK Collaborative Animal Health and Disease and Veterinary Immune Reagents program. This US-UK partnership addresses high impact diseases and animal health issues relevant to both countries.


OIE and WVA: New projects in the pipeline for 2015

Now more than ever the veterinary profession has a crucial role to play in protecting both animals and humans, so the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Veterinary Association (WVA) are intensifying their collaboration to support and further enhance the profession.


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