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STAR-IDAZ: New international research consortium on animal health

Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Livestock provides one third of huma

McDonald's completes sustainable-beef pilot project

Corporations want to tell their customers that their businesses, including their supply chains, are verifiably sustainable. McDonald's, for example, announced in 2014 its commitment to begin sourcing at least some

BVDV Symposium: Call for abstracts

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 7th BVDV Symposium to be held in Chicago, Ill on Dec. 6 - 7, 2016 has been extended to October 31, 2016.

Does efficiency equal sustainability? Part 2

Does efficiency translate directly to sustainability? That was the question subjected to debate during the recent Global Conference on Sustainable Beef.

Does efficiency equal sustainability? Part 1

After several years of discussion, "sustainability" in beef production still means different things to different people. To some, the pastoral image of small herds grazing extensive pastures with minimal inp

'Livestock friendly' designation appears to support farm numbers

We've all seen the process: As towns and suburbs swallow up farmland, the population of once-rural counties becomes less supportive of agriculture, resulting in regulatory barriers to farm expansion or creation of

IIAD tests system for response disease outbreak

For animal health officials, producers and veterinarians, a timely, coordinated and effective response to a multi-state animal health emergency is imperative to supporting the continuity of business that food animal ind

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine names Hans Coetzee department head of anatomy and physiology

A former faculty member is returning to Kansas State University to lead the anatomy and physiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Compound could reduce methane emissions from cattle

An international team of researchers have demonstrated that feeding a compound known as 3-nitrooxypropanol (3-NOP) could reduce ruminant methane emissions without any apparent negative effects.

New NARMS report: Progress on fighting resistance

The FDA recently released its 2014-2015 Retail Meat Interim Report, summarizing data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). The report focuses specifically on salmonella, one of the most c

UW vet school scientists develop new model for Zika virus research

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have developed one of the first mouse models for the study of Zika virus.

NAHMS begins preparing cow-calf study

The USDA's Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) regularly conducts major studies of livestock-production segments to track animal-health related trends and practices. During 2017, NAHMS will focus on the cow-ca

Penn faculty use case studies to teach One Health concepts

What can a scattering of dead pigeons mean for human health? Sometimes, a lot.

K-State and Texas Tech to collaborate on feedyard research

The two universities will conduct beef cattle production medicine research and training to address feedyard health challenges.

Airborne transmission suspected in human M. bovis cases

Investigations into two human cases of Mycobacterium bovis infection resulting in tuberculosis (TB) in Nebraska indicate airborne transmission.