Bovine Veterinarian
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A year to remember
FDA issues guidance for judicious antimicrobial use
AVMA passes three new policies on drug compounding
Part 1: Follies, foibles and fun in veterinary practice
NRC report addresses veterinary workforce needs
Dueling reports
FDA warns of misinterpretation of antimicrobial-resistance data
Study says MRSA can jump from animals to humans
Parnell launches FDA-approved reproductive hormone
FDA approves FACTREL for estrous synchronization
A year to remember
2013, we hardly knew you. The year seemed to fly by at breakneck speed, but looking back, there was no shortage of momentous news in the cattle industry. Read More
FDA issues guidance for judicious antimicrobial use
Originally published on December 13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to help phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for food production purposes, such as to enhance growth or improve feed efficiency. The plan would also phase in veterinary oversight of the remaining appropriate therapeutic uses of such drugs. Read More
AVMA passes three new policies on drug compounding
Originally published on June 21
The American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Executive Board recently approved three new policies to provide guidance on compounding to veterinarians and also legislators on Capitol Hill currently considering legislation on the issue. Read More
Part 1: Follies, foibles and fun in veterinary practice
Originally published on October 30
At the AABP conference in Milwaukee, we ask veterinarians about their oddest or funniest work experiences, with some interesting results. Watch Video
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NRC report addresses veterinary workforce needs
Originally published on November 1
A committee of the National Research Council (NRC) has released a book titled “Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine.” Read More
Dueling reports
Originally published on October 23
The debate over modern food production is not going to end anytime soon, but agricultural organizations have become more proactive in telling their side of the story. This week, in anticipation of release of a report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future, the Animal Agriculture Alliance released its own report on Monday, followed by a news conference with an expert panel on Tuesday. Read More
 
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Data FDA warns of misinterpretation of antimicrobial-resistance data
Originally published on April 26
Recently, the Environmental Working Group issued a report of its interpretation of the 2011 Retail Meat Annual Report of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). While FDA is always concerned when we see antimicrobial resistance, we believe the EWG report oversimplifies the NARMS data and provides misleading conclusions. Read More
Study says MRSA can jump from animals to humans
Originally published on April 5
Researchers in England and Denmark used whole genome sequencing to establish the animal-to-human transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the MRSA bacteria. Read More
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Parnell launches FDA-approved reproductive hormone
Originally published on March 14
Parnell, a global leader in dairy reproduction, announced the launch of the first reproductive hormone ever to be approved by the FDA to synchronize estrous cycles in lactating dairy cows and beef cows. Read More
FDA approves FACTREL for estrous synchronization
Originally published on July 3
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
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