Hurd responds to anti-antibiotic editorial

Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University, shares this letter-to-the-editor he wrote to the Des Moines Register in response to its editorial on food-animal use of antibiotics. FULL STORY »

Take advantage of eCVIs

The federal Animal Disease Traceability Rule, which will go into effect March 11, establishes minimum national official identification and documentation requirements for the traceability of livestock moving interstate. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Savory's solution will change views of livestock Play video

A powerful new video by a soft-spoken biologist is circulating the Internet, one that promises to hold a nation's attention because it offers solutions and helps dispel some exaggerated myths about livestock production. FULL STORY »

Coalition recommendations on Farm Bill

The Animal Agriculture Coalition sent a letter Feb. 28 to members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture with recommendations for the 2013 Farm Bill. FULL STORY »

Opportunities to improve health management and avoid residues

Each day, you and your employees work hard to keep your cows healthy and productive, to provide them with the best care when they are sick and to avoid mistakes that could lead to violative drug residues. FULL STORY »

Everyone has a brand

I heard an inspiring talk last week about brands: owning, sharing, marketing and embracing brands. And something I hadn’t thought about, is that everyone has one. FULL STORY »

Missouri’s Right to Farm fight

The Missouri State House of Representatives passed HJR 7&11, the constitutional right to farm on Feb. 28 with a bipartisan 110 yes to 41 no vote. The legislation now goes to the State Senate for consideration. FULL STORY »

Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Early registration is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 12th annual Stakeholders Summit May 1-2 in Arlington, Va. FULL STORY »

eVFD tool for Pulmotil in cattle

Elanco announced the availability of FeedLINK, a web-based tool from GlobalVetLINK designed to make it quicker and easier for a veterinarian to issue a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for use with Pulmotil. FULL STORY »

NCBA President: Possible FSIS furlough costly for producers

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s membership is highly concerned by statements from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding the sequestration process and a possible fifteen day furlough of all Food Safety Inspection Service employees, including food safety inspectors. FULL STORY »

Hurd’s food safety blog moves

Many people interested in food safety and animal health have been following the blog of Scott Hurd, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University. Hurd announced that the blog has now moved to a dedicated website. FULL STORY »

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