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Feds take action against Vermont dairy farm
House peels off food stamps, passes farm bill
Tennessee school on track to add veterinary program
Single diagnostic panel yields multiple results
Online course: Pharmaceutical use in cattle
KDA publishes trichomoniasis regulation
BVD management on DocTalk
TAHC announces new movement requirements for cervids
Groups file suit, say COOL violates Constitution
DOT eases rules for livestock haulers
Dairy Grazing Feds take action against Vermont dairy farm
The FDA and U.S. Department of Justice this week announced an injunction against a dairy farm for illegal drug residues in animals sold for food. Specifically, the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Lawson Farm of Irasburg, Vermont, its owner, Robert Lawson and its manager, George R. Lawson. Read More
House peels off food stamps, passes farm bill
The U.S House of Representatives on Thursday passed its version of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013 by a largely party-line vote of 216-208. In this version of the bill, the House removed the nutrition title, which funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which the House plans to address separately in a later vote. Read More
Tennessee school on track to add veterinary program
It appears the number of accredited veterinary schools in the United States will reach an even 30 next year, as Lincoln Memorial University (LMU), located in Harrogate, Tenn., moves toward opening its College of Veterinary Medicine. Read More
Diagnostic Lab Single diagnostic panel yields multiple results
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) is offering two new diagnostic panels — one for cattle and one for dogs — that use a single specimen to rapidly detect a wide range of common health issues. Read More
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Online course: Pharmaceutical use in cattle
West Texas A&M University will offer an online three-credit course on pharmaceutical use in cattle this fall. The course will equip persons involved in the administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain. Read More
KDA publishes trichomoniasis regulation
The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Animal Health has proposed new regulations regarding trichomoniasis (trich) for cattle. The proposed regulation addresses change-of-ownership of bulls within Kansas and import requirements for both bulls and females. Read More
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DocTalk BVD management on DocTalk
This week on DocTalk, Dan Thomson, DVM, MS, PhD, discusses bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) with fellow Kansas State University veterinarian Bob Larson, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM. BVD affects beef and dairy cattle, with a variety of impacts on animals’ digestive, respiratory, reproductive and immune systems. Read More
TAHC announces new movement requirements for cervids
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has new intrastate movement requirements in place for elk, red deer, Sika deer, moose and their hybrids, all of which are considered susceptible to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). White-tailed deer and mule deer are also susceptible species to CWD but remain under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's movement regulations. Read More
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Groups file suit, say COOL rule violates U.S. Constitution
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to free speech. It also protects against the government compelling speech, except when such compelled speech serves a substantial government interest, say the attorneys heading a challenge to the USDA’s new mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat. Read More
DOT eases rules for livestock haulers
Responding to concerns over animal welfare, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week granted livestock truckers a limited 90-day waiver from a rest-break provision included in new hours-of-service rules. Read More
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