Bovine Veterinarian
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Milk quality shows steady improvement in USDA report
The ABCs of ADT
FDA introduces video for feed manufacturers
Global conference on animal-health products scheduled
AVMA convention welcomes vet technicians
BRD vs. endotoxins: How to tell the difference
Marine microbes could yield anthrax treatment
Zoetis sponsors salmonella research at Texas Tech
FDA changes compliance policy for salmonella in feeds
Watch for ergot in forages
Milk Milk quality shows steady improvement in USDA report
Somatic cell counts in milk bulk tanks have declined every year since 2007, according to a new USDA report. The report summarizes bulk-tank somatic cell count (BTSCC) data monitored by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), in cooperation with the National Mastitis Council. Read More
The ABCs of ADT
The federal animal disease traceability (ADT) rule, which took effect in March 2013, includes new requirements for documentation and record keeping for several classes of cattle shipped across state lines. Valerie Ragan, DVM, outlined the regulations, ADT challenges and the potential for electronic documentation to streamline the process during a webinar presented by GlobalVetLink (GVL) this week. Read More
FDA introduces new video for medicated-feed manufacturers
Medicated feeds have been a hot topic at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine lately, as the agency addresses consumer concerns over antibiotic resistance. Last week, FDA/VS introduced a new video outlining regulations on medicated animal feeds intended for commercial or private operators of feed mills. Read More
Globe Global conference on animal-health products scheduled
A global animal health conference titled “Developing Global Animal Health Products to Support Food Security and Sustainability,” will take place October 17 and 18 at the Sheraton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Read More
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AVMA convention welcomes veterinary technicians
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host its Annual Convention July 19—23 at McCormick Place’s West Building in Chicago and is including veterinary technicians, important members of the veterinary team, in its schedule of educational and fun opportunities. Read More
BRD vs. endotoxins: How to tell the difference
How can you tell the difference between bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and endotoxins? Well, you can’t. With similar side effects, endotoxin events may be more widespread than anyone knows. Read More
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Cattle Marine microbes could yield anthrax treatment
Researchers from the University of California — San Diego have isolated a molecule from a marine species of Streptomyces that has significant activity against anthrax and other Gram-positive bacteria. Read More
Zoetis sponsors salmonella research at Texas Tech
Zoetis Inc., formerly the animal health business unit of Pfizer, announced a gift of $100,000 for salmonella research to the Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Read More
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FDA changes compliance policy for salmonella in feeds
The FDA this week released a new Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) regarding Salmonella contamination in food for animals, creating a zero-tolerance standard for pet foods and a less-stringent risk-based standard for livestock feeds. Read More
Watch for ergot in forages
Weather conditions across much of the Midwest this spring and summer have been favorable for development of ergot fungus in pastures, according to specialists at Iowa State University. Read More
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