The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget – an eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will host two webinars, Feb. 17 and Feb 25, 1-2:30 p.m. EST to seek public comment and input regarding the new Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP).
On Thursday, Feb. 11, Rep. David Rouzer (NC-7), Chairman of the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a hearing to examine the preparedness of the United States in the event of the introduction of foot and mouth disease (FMD) into the country.
In November 2015, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted an antibiotics symposium titled Antibiotic Stewardship: From Metrics to Management in Atlanta. This week, NIAA, with support from the Beef Checkoff, released a white paper summarizing the outcomes of the workshop.
Zika virus has no known connection with animals; so far the transmission routes appear to be exclusively human-to-human with the necessary help from the right mosquito species. Yet, its association with birth defects brings to mind some viruses that can affect our livestock.
Consider a typical haystack. Now, instead of the traditional challenge of trying to find a needle, which is a distinctly different material and shape from the hay, imagine instead trying to find a single rotten piece of hay.
During a recent roundtable discussion on deworming programs for adult beef cows, Purdue University veterinarian Mark Hilton, who moderated the roundtable, summarized the discussion and outlined parasite-control priorities.
Today, I am announcing Dr. Jack Shere as acting USDA Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) and Deputy Administrator for Veterinary Services. Acting in these roles, Dr. Shere will lead the program’s many employees in protecting and improving the health, quality, and marketability of U.S. agricultural animals, animal products, and veterinary biologics.
During a recent roundtable discussion on deworming programs for adult beef cows, Texas veterinarian Arn Anderson discussed how parasite control plans, including biosecurity, should be customized for individual cow-calf operations based on their environment and management systems.
Bruce Brodersen, veterinarian, associate professor and diagnostic pathologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named veterinarian of the year by the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.