Bovine Veterinarian
Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Web Version
AVMA salutes Senate passage of veterinary medicine mobility bill
NIAA releases white paper from antibiotics conference
Now they need a definition
University of Illinois schedules webinar on antibiotic rules
KC Animal Health Corridor accepting investment applications
TAMU veterinary team receives vice chancellor’s award
FDA offers resources on extra-label drug use
APHIS calls for comments on CWD program
Select beef cutout tops $200
Understanding the effects of cold stress on beef cattle
Veterinarian AVMA salutes Senate passage of veterinary medicine mobility bill
In a move that brings Congress one step closer to allowing veterinarians the complete ability to provide care to their animal patients beyond their clinics, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) praised the U.S. Senate today for its passage of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S. 1171). Read More
NIAA releases white paper from antibiotics conference
Back in November 2013, the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) hosted a symposium titled “Bridging the Gap between Animal Health and Human Health,” intended as a multi-stakeholder forum for discussion on the use of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and a path forward for animal agriculture focused on a commitment to long-term animal health and human health. Read More
Now they need a definition
McDonald’s this week announced it plans to begin purchasing “sustainable beef” by 2016. Eventually the company hopes to purchase beef exclusively from certified sustainable sources, but they acknowledge it could take time, first to define just what sustainability means in different environments and production systems, then to develop verifiable supply chains. Read More
Computer University of Illinois schedules webinar on antibiotic rules
On January 28, from noon to 1 pm Central time, the Department of Animal Sciences of the University of Illinois will offer a free webinar to help veterinarians, livestock producers and other industry professionals understand the FDA’s new policies on antibiotic use in food animals. Read More
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KC Animal Health Corridor accepting investment applications
The KC Animal Health Corridor announced this week that it is now accepting applications to present at the 2014 KC Animal Health Investment Forum on August 26 in Kansas City, Mo. Read More
TAMU veterinary team receives vice chancellor’s award
The Veterinary Epidemiology, Diagnostic Detection and Outreach Team has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the category of International Involvement. Read More
 
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FDAlogo FDA offers resources on extra-label drug use
Veterinarians sometimes have the medical need and legal ability to use drugs in extra- or off-label applications. They need however, to understand the acceptable conditions for doing so and other regulations tied to the practice, particularly in food animals. To help practitioners negotiate those regulations, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has developed an article titled “The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians,” along with links to additional resources. Read More
APHIS calls for comments on CWD program
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has given notice of changes to the Program Standards for the chronic wasting disease (CWD) herd-certification program for cervids. The agency will accept public comments until March 31, 2014. The notice includes instructions for submitting comments. Read More
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Select beef cutout tops $200
Boxed beef prices have been moving upward, and on Monday reached a new milestone with the Select cutout gaining $4.16 per hundredweight to average $201.38 per hundredweight. Prices moved even higher on Tuesday, with the Choice cutout gaining $1.77 to average $207.31 per hundredweight and select gaining $2.18 to a new high of $203.56, according to USDA’s National Daily Cattle and Beef Summary. Read More
Understanding the effects of cold stress on beef cattle
Most beef producers understand that when the weather gets colder their cows need more energy to maintain their body condition. Read More
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