Bovine Veterinarian
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A frank discussion in Fort Collins
Nominate influential veterinarians
Rename FMD?
AVMA supports new legislation to combat animal & human disease
AHI comments on proposed antimicrobial policies
CAST honors Elanco’s Jeff Simmons with Borlaug award
Invention leads to high-tech animal vaccine
We all agree. Sort of
Activists at the door
Minimize disease outbreaks in young calves with biosecurity plans
feedyard A frank discussion in Fort Collins
Proposed new rules for veterinary oversight of antimicrobials in animal agriculture attracted a mix of comments and questions as representatives of the FDA and USDA/APHIS held a public meeting on the subject in Fort Collins, Colo. Read More
Nominate influential veterinarians
This September, Bovine Veterinarian magazine will celebrate 20 years of serving the veterinary community. In recognition, we plan to compile and publish a list of the 20 most influential beef and dairy veterinarians, nominated by their peers and clients, over that time period. Read More
Rename FMD?
Words, as we know, have the power to foster understanding and also the power to confuse or mislead. In the realm of disease, that confusion was evident during the 2010 pandemic of H1N1 influenza, when use of the term “swine flu” damaged pork demand as consumers feared they could contract the disease from pork. Read More
AVMA AVMA supports new legislation to combat animal & human disease
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) applauds new legislation introduced on Capitol Hill that could help stop the next outbreak of avian influenza or foot-and-mouth disease by providing a more stable flow of resources for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN), which monitors animal-borne illnesses that pose significant threats to animal and public health. Read More
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AHI comments on proposed antimicrobial policies
This week, the FDA held the third of five public meetings on proposed rules for veterinary oversight of antimicrobial use in food animals. The meeting included background presentations on the proposed rules, followed by a public comment period. The Animal Health Institute, representing manufacturers of animal-health products, issued the following statement: Read More
CAST honors Elanco’s Jeff Simmons with Borlaug award
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) announces that the prestigious 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award goes to Jeff Simmons, the President of Elanco. Simmons was nominated by colleagues from several industry and nonprofit organizations based on his passion for finding solutions for world hunger. Simmons is praised for his understanding of scientific data, his enthusiasm for agricultural innovations, and his support for the organizations and companies working on food security in a hungry world. Read More
Nominate those providing the solutions.
The year 2050. 9.1 billion people. Food. Fiber. Agriculture. Our "40 Under 40" Awards will recognize the young leaders in our industry who will be instrumental in meeting the 2050 challenge. We're seeking the innovative people in agriculture under the age of 40 to honor for their ideas and leadership - Nominate someone today.
LARAD Invention leads to high-tech animal vaccine, diagnostics company
Patented technology developed at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) has led to the creation of a startup company for the production of diagnostic tools and vaccines to combat poultry and livestock diseases. Read More
We all agree. Sort of
The gap between animal-agriculture and consumer perceptions of food production continues to grow, and we need to communicate better with the general public. Most participants at last week’s Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit would agree with that statement. But once the discussion shifted to specific messages and methods for addressing that perception gap, the opinions were, well, less in alignment. Read More
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Activists at the door
At the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholder Summit last week, the alliance’s president and CEO, Kay Johnson-Smith describes the theme of the summit, which focused on animal welfare, activists and consumer perceptions. Watch video
Minimize disease outbreaks in young calves with biosecurity plans
Beef producers utilizing veterinarians to develop biosecurity plans are less likely to experience disease outbreaks on their farm. Read More
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