Bovine Veterinarian
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Estimating the total number of mammal viruses
AGI and GeneSeek launch Developmental Duplication Test
Dates set for National Mastitis Council 53rd annual meeting
40 Under 40 in Agriculture Award finalists announced
Animal Disease Traceability Forum white paper released
Vance Publishing to sponsor Progressive Agriculture Foundation
Study looks at higher-grain diets for young dairy heifers
Data allows scientists to track how bovine TB spreads
ISU plans 2013 Beef Nutrition Research Showcase
Global cost of FMD
Microscope Estimating the total number of mammal viruses
Close to 70 percent of emerging viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS, West Nile, Ebola, SARS, and influenza, are zoonoses. But until now, there has been no good estimate of the actual number of viruses that exist in any wildlife species, according to a release from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Read More
AGI and GeneSeek launch Developmental Duplication Test
Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and GeneSeek, a Neogen Corporation subsidiary headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Developmental Duplication (DD) genetic condition test. The launch allows Angus breeders to order the DD test either by using Association archived or new samples. Details on the test are available at the American Angus Association AAA Login website. Read More
Dates set for National Mastitis Council 53rd annual meeting
The National Mastitis Council (NMC) will host its 53rd annual meeting, Jan. 26-28, 2014 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. Read More
40 under 40 40 Under 40 in Agriculture Award finalists announced
Nominations for the inaugural “40 Under 40 in Agriculture Awards” by Vance Publishing Corporation have been reviewed, and this year’s 40 finalists have been announced. The winners were selected for “their leadership and commitment in advancing the cause to double food production by 2050.” Read More
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Animal Disease Traceability Forum white paper released
A White Paper summarizing information presented at the Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability, “Bringing Industry and Regulatory Leaders Together to Create Sensible Solutions,” sponsored by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the U.S. Animal Health Association, Aug. 6-7, has been released. Read More
Vance Publishing to sponsor Progressive Agriculture Foundation
Vance Publishing will help the Progressive Agriculture Foundation advance its commitment to keeping rural children safe and healthy. Read More
 
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DCHA logo Study looks at higher-grain diets for young dairy heifers
It is customary to feed growing heifers high levels of forages and byproduct feeds because these feedstuffs provide an inexpensive source of energy and protein. However, growing heifers digest grains more efficiently than forages. Read More
Data allows scientists to track how bovine TB spreads
Researchers are using whole genome sequencing of the bacterium responsible for bovine tuberculosis to learn how the disease is spread from farm to farm. Read More
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ISU plans 2013 Beef Nutrition Research Showcase
Building on the popularity of the first Beef Nutrition Research Showcase in 2011, faculty and staff from Iowa State University’s Iowa Beef Center and beef nutrition faculty and staff are planning the next event to be held Thursday, October 3. Iowa State Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Joe Sellers said that just as with the 2011 event, planners hope that having the showcase the same day as a night home Iowa State football game will enable more people to attend. Read More
Global cost of FMD
We most often hear about the economic impacts of foot and mouth disease (FMD) when outbreaks occur in countries classified as free of the disease. However, FMD remains endemic in over 100 countries worldwide, including much of South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Read More
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