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This stocker calf is infected with biting lice.
Lice: A Wintertime Threat

There are two main families of lice: biting (or chewing) and sucking lice. Biting lice feed on skin and skin secretions, while sucking lice have a long, piercing mouthpiece that allows them to draw and feed on blood.

Foot and Mouth Disease
Biosecurity Preparedness Needed For FMD

The virus is transmitted through aerosolized respiratory droplets and other body secretions including saliva, feces, semen, urine and milk. Transmission can occur indirectly through fomites.

In cattle that have never experienced FMD, it is likely all exposed cattle will develop the disease.
Biosecurity Preparedness Needed For FMD

State and federal animal health officials continue to prepare for FMD in the United States. Emergency response plans are evolving and focus on potential vaccination and limitations of movement.

Black baldy on pasture in Oklahoma.
BVD Is Alive And Well

The most important aspect of virus transmission in cattle is dam to calf during pregnancy. The effect on the pregnancy and the calf depends on when it is exposed during gestation.

Necropsy image shows the effects of right heart failure associated with bovine pulmonary hypertension.
New Genetic Test Indicates Risk for Bovine Congestive Heart Failure

MatMaCorp has translated genetic risk factors, ARRDC3 and NFIA, into a rapid and cost-effective test for BCHF, an untreatable, fatal condition prevalent in feedlot cattle in the Western Great Plains of North America

One Health focuses on the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and the need to develop comprehensive solutions.
Resolution Designates January as “One Health” Awareness Month

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) designating January as “National One Health Awareness Month.”

Launched in late June 2018, CattleTrace is being implemented by a cooperative partnership including private industry, university and state and federal government sectors.
CattleTrace to Host First-Ever Industry Symposium

CattleTrace is inviting all beef industry stakeholders to attend the first-ever CattleTrace Industry Symposium on November 22, 2019, in Manhattan, Kan.

Dr. Darlene Konkle
Wisconsin Appoints Dr. Darlene Konkle as State Veterinarian

​Dr. Darlene Konkle has been appointed Wisconsin State Veterinarian, Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff, of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, announced this week. 

Professor Rainer Roehe says the study could improve yields as well as cattle health.
Cow Gut DNA Study Finds Bugs that Could Up Meat and Milk Yields

Cutting-edge DNA technologies have discovered thousands of bugs in cows’ stomachs that could improve meat and dairy production, and keep cattle healthy.

Kevin DeHaan, PhD
PMI Welcomes Kevin DeHaan as Regional Account Sales Sanager

DeHaan to help cattle producers expand performance potential with feed additive technologies.

The DKC is designed for veterinarians, agronomists, technicians and ranchers from the milk production sector.
Dairy Knowledge Center Launches

The Dairy Knowledge Center (DKC) provides an online global platform sharing the latest improvements in research and management in dairy production.

The year-long competition will culminate in the Season 4 Live Finals at SAVMA 2020 hosted by Cornell University. Applications are available online.
VEA Accelerates Innovation in Animal Health.

Season 4 of The IDEA Competition is now accepting applications from veterinary student innovators through July 15th, 2019 with an opportunity to win a share of $17,500 in prize money. 

Additional co-sponsors of the legislation include Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Angus King (I-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ).
Crapo, Stabenow Introduce Legislation to Address Veterinarian Shortage

Bill would increase placement of more veterinarians in desperately-needed rural areas.

The merger will help evolve ANIMART seamlessly connect veterinary expertise, diagnostics and data and product solutions in one comprehensive offering.
ANIMART Merges with Animal Profiling Inc.

Merger will create an integrated animal health company with veterinary expertise, data and products.