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Dr. Marty Vanier Summarizes NBAF 2018 Progress

Jan 02, 2019 by John Maday
As the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility takes shape in Manhattan, Kansas, Dr. Marty Vanier, partnership development director for the NBAF Program, looks back at the program’s achievements during the past year.

Lame Genetics Make Lame Cows

Dec 31, 2018 by Taylor Leach
While lameness will never fully be eliminated from the herd, it is possible to make genetic improvements so that future animals can avoid lameness challenges.

APHIS lists 2018 Accomplishments

Dec 21, 2018 by John Maday
As 2018 draws to a close, APHIS has released a report of accomplishments, including progress in animal disease traceability, biotechnology, invasive species, trade issues, biosecurity and other regulatory issues.   

The Art of Custom Vaccines

Dec 21, 2018 by John Maday
When off-the-shelf vaccines appear to decline in efficacy, it could be time for more detailed diagnostics and use of an autogenous vaccine.

Headed in the Right Direction

Dec 19, 2018 by John Maday
U.S. sales of medically important antimicrobials for use in food animals dropped considerably last year according to the latest summary report from the FDA. The decline in 2017 accelerated a trend that began in 2016.