Dee Ellis, DVM, MPA, has joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as project manager effective June 1, 2016.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England have developed a blood test that can quickly detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex bacteria (MTC) in cattle. The test, according to the researchers, can detect
Saying anaplasmosis is of interest to the beef industry is an undertatetment. Registrations have already reached the meeting room capacity for the Kansas beef industry and veterinary profession symposium on combatting a
Environmental conditions, including temperature, humidity, wind and solar radiation, can affect heat load. Those environmental and animal factors are difficult to control, especially cost-effectively. However, it'
Production challenges posed by heat stress in dairy cows can be reduced by acknowledging that dry matter (DM) intake decreases as temperatures rise. Whenever feed intake drops due to heat stress, nutrient concentration
Dairy producers are well aware of the challenges faced when late-spring and summer bring higher temperatures. This heat can lead to depressed feed intakes, lower milk yields, reduced fertility and increased risk of mast
An ionophore is a feed additive used in beef cattle rations to improve feed efficiency and animal gains. Ionophores improve fermentation characteristics in the rumen, which leads to improved production efficiency. These
The USDA this week announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized b
Staff of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) is investigating a case of bovine tuberculosis (commonly called "TB," or more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) in a beef cattle herd in Southeas
When veterinary students from around the country assembled at Ohio State University for the 2016 Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium, one of the initial sessions covered bovine pulmonary hypertension (BPH), also know
A study recently conducted by ADM Animal Nutrition at a commercial dairy farm in Tulare, California and previous research at the University of Georgia and Arizona State University and field demonstration at New Windsor,