Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, June 22, 2013 | Web Version
AVMA passes 3 policies on drug compounding
House fails to pass Farm Bill
Watch for schmallenberg virus
Canadian CJD cases are “classical" form
K-State professor developing research center
Registration opens for traceability forum
AVMA theater ad promotes veterinarians
Ariz. vet college moves toward accreditation
Watch for “hardware disease” following storms
Farm Credit gives $100K for Neb. vet center
AVMA passes three new policies on drug compounding
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Executive Board recently approved three new policies to provide guidance on compounding to veterinarians and also legislators on Capitol Hill currently considering legislation on the issue. Read More
House fails to pass Farm Bill
Opposition from both liberals and conservatives doomed the house version of the 2013 Farm Bill, which failed by a vote of 195 to 234 on Thursday, with “nay” votes coming from both sides of the aisle. Among House Republicans, 171 voted for the bill while 62 opposed it. As for House Democrats, 24 voted for the bill and 172 against. Read More
Watch for schmallenberg virus
After spending time in the United Kingdom, University of Wyoming assistant research scientist Rob Cordery-Cotter, DVM, is concerned over the possibility of schmallenberg virus (SBV) spreading to the United States. Read More
Canada Canadian CJD cases are “classical" form
Several suspected cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in British Columbia have sparked the propagation of rumors and misinformation regarding the cause. Variant CJD, of course, is the extremely rare human disease linked to consumption of beef from cattle with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). So when health authorities in British Columbia reported potential cases of CJD, conventional media and individuals on social media naturally, and inaccurately, linked the cases to BSE and referred to them as “human mad cow disease.” Read More
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K-State professor developing one-of-a-kind research center
Jim Riviere, DVM, MS, PhD, has big plans for the future of animal health. Since joining Kansas State University in mid-2012, Riviere has been laying the groundwork necessary for improving the animal health industry. He is the MacDonald chair of veterinary medicine, university distinguished professor of anatomy and physiology and Kansas Bioscience eminent scholar. Read More
Registration opens for traceability forum
FDA’s new rules for Traceability for Livestock Moving Interstate took effect on March 11, 2013, but the issue of livestock traceability in the United States is far from resolved. To review compliance, successes and challenges with the current system and to evaluate future needs in animal disease traceability (ADT), the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the U.S. Animal Health Association will host a Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability, August 6 and 7 in Denver. Read More
 
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Theater AVMA theater ad promotes veterinarians
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is releasing an advertisement in movie theaters in select cities across the country beginning tomorrow to promote veterinary medicine during the AVMA’s 150th anniversary celebration. Read More
Arizona veterinary college moves toward accreditation
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. plans to welcome its first class of 100 veterinary students in 2014. Read More
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Watch for “hardware disease” following storms
As Arkansans clean up after another round of destructive winds and flooding, the state’s livestock producers should not only scout fields for objects that can be a danger to grazing animals, but also check their herds for symptoms of “hardware disease.” Read More
Farm Credit Services gives $100,000 for Nebraska vet center
To help ensure livestock producers and others have access to the best available laboratory diagnostics, research, education and outreach services, Farm Credit Services of America has given $100,000 to support a new Veterinary Diagnostic Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read More
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