New approval for Baytril® 100

Bayer HealthCare has received FDA approval for Baytril® 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable for control of all four major BRD pathogens in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle at high risk of developing BRD. FULL STORY »

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – not just for humans

This week (Nov. 12-18) is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” promoted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The food-animal veterinary side is also working diligently to use antibiotics prudently and effectively to combat disease while preventing antimicrobial resistance as much as possible. FULL STORY »

North Dakota defeats Measure 5

North Dakota farmers and ranchers won a battle against anti-animal agriculture groups when ballot initiative Measure 5 was defeated in Tuesday’s elections. FULL STORY »

NAHMS dairy study needs your help

The USDA’s National Animal Health Monitoring System is seeking input from stakeholders of the U.S. dairy industry to help develop objectives for Dairy 2014, NAHMS' fifth national dairy study. FULL STORY »

Controversies in animal welfare

Animal welfare and improving, monitoring and evaluating it are a high priority for the American Meat Institute (AMI) and its members. But animal welfare, specifically for cattle and swine, is a complex subject not without its own controversies. FULL STORY »

USDA accreditation at AVC

For those veterinarians whose USDA veterinary accreditation renewal dates are in January 2013, three accreditation modules will be offered immediately after the winter Academy of Veterinary Consultants meeting on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Denver. FULL STORY »

Do you know if these drug uses are legal?

Virginia Fajt, DVM, PhD, offers these examples of drug use in food-animals, and explains why they are or are not legal under FDA regulations. FULL STORY »

Scientists respond to Murphy’s E. coli commentary

Three scientists who have extensive experience evaluating technologies to fight E. coli O157, respond to “Playing the blame game” commentary by Dan Murphy. “We know the science – E. coli O157 can be controlled at multiple points of the beef chain, including in live cattle,” they said. FULL STORY »

N.D. Animal Stewards battle Measure 5

Several animal and veterinary organizations in North Dakota have banded together as the North Dakota Animal Stewards to fight Measure 5, a ballot initiative slated for the November elections. FULL STORY »

Reminder on cephalosporins

On April 5, the FDA-CVM issued an order prohibiting certain uses of the cephalosporin class of antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys. FULL STORY »

Thank goodness – farmers won’t wipe out the human race

Recently a report from Stanford University indicated that organic food essentially is not superior to conventionally-grown food. Researchers from Stanford’s Center for Health Policy reviewed 237 studies that compared either the health of people who ate organic or conventional foods, or, more commonly, nutrient and contaminant levels in the foods. FULL STORY »

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