Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, July 6, 2013 | Web Version
FDA approves FACTREL for estrous synchronization
Sale of Plum Island moves closer
Vote for the Cattle Production Vet Hall of Fame
GlobalVetLINK offers ADT webinar
Nominate influential veterinarians
Zoetis finalizes separation from Pfizer
Exotic mosquito adds to WNV risk
Managing summer pneumonia in pastures
NCTA Vet Tech program nears 40th year
Help calves beat the heat
FDA FDA approves FACTREL for estrous synchronization
In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of GONAbreed (gonadorelin acetate). This week, Daniel G. McChesney, PhD, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine issued a letter announcing the approval of a second gonadorelin (GnRH) product, FACTREL Injection (gonadorelin hydrochloride) from Zoetis Inc., for estrous synchronization in lactating dairy cows. Read More
Government moves closer to selling Plum Island
For sale: Island in Long Island Sound, 843 acres, beautiful scenery, convenient access to Long Island and New York City. Amenities include bio-secure laboratory buildings, army barracks, parade grounds, ferry landing and lighthouse. Seller: United States Government. That description could appear in federal government sale listings as Plum Island, home of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC) since the 1950s, soon could become available to interested buyers according to news reports. Read More
Vote for the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame
Voting for the 3rd annual Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame is underway, with a closing deadline of August 5. The award honors one beef and one dairy veterinarian who have made a significant impact on and contributions to their industry. Read More
GlobalVetLINK offers ADT webinar
A webinar scheduled for July 16, focusing on the USDA’s new animal disease traceability rules (ADT), will feature Valarie Ragan, DVM, from the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM). Read More
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Nominate influential veterinarians
This September, Bovine Veterinarian magazine will celebrate 20 years of serving the veterinary community. In recognition, we are asking readers to submit nominations for our list of the 20 most influential beef and dairy veterinarians over that time period, which we will publish in September. Read More
Zoetis finalizes separation from Pfizer
Zoetis Inc., the former animal health business of Pfizer Inc., opened a new chapter in the company's history last week, marking its separation from Pfizer and emergence as a fully independent company. Read More
 
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The ADT Rule & ICVI Documentation Webinar offers one hour of Continuing Education credit (CE Credit). GlobalVetLINK hosts Dr. Valerie Ragan as she educates animal health stakeholders on the new Animal Disease Traceability rule. Learn more.
Asian Tiger Mosquito Exotic mosquito adds to WNV risk
The Asian tiger mosquito, which has spread to at least 26 U.S. states, poses a risk for spreading West Nile virus (WNV) and other diseases, according to Sandra Fryhofer, MD, writing for Georgia Public Broadcasting. This mosquito species, Aedes albopictus, is an aggressive feeder that bites all day. Read More
Managing summer pneumonia in pastures
When you turn your cow-calves out on pasture, chances are they are going to look alert and healthy. Read More
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NCTA Vet Tech program nears 40th year
Exotic animals and their care in a zoo has been a lifelong dream for Kylee Knott of North Platte while Reiley Wieland of Kenesaw is specializing in equine health. Read More
Help calves beat the heat
Changes to calf management that improve overall calf comfort and performance become especially paramount during heat stress conditions. According to a new Penn State University factsheet, there are several strategies that can help calves beat the heat this summer. Among them is the use of shade, even for calves housed in hutches. Read More
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