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UK antimicrobial resistance strategy stresses role of human uses
Dr. Griffin: Read the label
Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning, improve performance
Registration open for antibiotics symposium
Ways to maximize feed intake in your clients' herds
APHIS grants conditional approval of Rift Valley Fever vaccine
Feed outlook brightens
Early calf development depends on proper nutrition
Online course focuses on zoonotic diseases and collaboration
Zinpro Corporation introduces Step-Up Management Program
Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK) UK antimicrobial resistance strategy stresses role of human uses
A new report titled “UK Five Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018” sets out actions to address the key challenges to antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The report provides background on the issue and outlines a “One Health” approach encompassing people, animals, agriculture and the wider environment. The authors note, however, that human uses of antimicrobials appear to be the primary driver in the emergence of AMR. Read More
Dr. Griffin: Read the label
In his latest blog on the BRD Report website, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, Dee Griffin, DVM, MS, from the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center outlines the importance of reading and following label instructions on animal-health products. Read More
Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning, improve performance
This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves. Read More
NIAA Registration open for antibiotics symposium
On November 12 to 14, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium in Kansas City intending to bring together representatives of academia, government researchers, the scientific community and stakeholders within animal agriculture, human medicine and the environment to discuss antimicrobial use and resistance. Read More
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Ways to maximize feed intake in your clients' herds
Management of nutrition, including feed delivery and bunk space, can be as important as nutritional composition. Read More
APHIS grants conditional approval of Rift Valley Fever vaccine
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued a conditional license to Zoetis, Inc., Establishment No. 190, of Lincoln, Nebraska, for the manufacture and distribution of the Rift Valley Fever Vaccine, Modified Live Virus. Read More
 
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Dairy Herd Feed outlook brightens
Predictions of a record corn crop and the largest sorghum crop in five years have improved prospects for feed supplies and prices for the 2013-2014 crop year, according to USDA’s September Feed Outlook report released on Monday. This month the agency raised their forecast for corn production, projecting a record 13.8 bushels, and their projection for sorghum. Combined, USDA increased its estimate of U.S. corn and sorghum production by 118 million bushels over last’ month’s projection. Read More
Early calf development depends on proper nutrition
Do calves succeed because of their genetic potential or excellent management? It’s both, of course. But the best operations apply outstanding management to take advantage of genetic potential—and that means stepping up calf and heifer nutrition to develop superior dairy replacements. Read More
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Online course focuses on zoonotic diseases and collaboration
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine announces the first offering of a new web-based course, October 7 — November 3, 2013. Read More
Zinpro Corporation introduces Step-Up Management Program
Zinpro Corporation recently announced the establishment of the Step-Up™ Management Program for the beef cattle industry. Read More
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