Dec. 10, 2011

Bovine Vet Week-in-Review

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Drover Cattle Network

NBQA survey deadline extended

Please help us assure that we continue to get widespread response from cattle producers across the United States to provide a strong production sector voice in the results and strategy of the checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Audit. To assure full opportunity for producers to participate the survey will remain open until Feb. 6, 2012.
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Pets rule for investment ventures

At the 2011 World Animal Health Congress, a venture capitalist firm outlined the types of animal health ventures that are the most attractive for investors. Dr. Ron Meeusen, Cultivian Ventures, said the most prominent areas are pet drugs, pet vaccines and pet diagnostics. That’s not surprising when the pet industry has grown over the years and the attitude toward pets has changed.
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Register now for DairyComp305

Register now for online DairyComp305 courses. Registration closes Jan. 8. Courses start Jan. 23 and end March 19. The courses were developed by Dr. Paul Rapnicki, DVM, MBA, University of Minnesota, in collaboration with Valley Agricultural Software.
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Parasite webcast for veterinarians Dec.13

Register now for a webcast on anthelmintic resistance that will take place Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. Central Time.
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Drover Cattle Network

Richards is AVC Consultant of the Year

Tim Richards, DVM, Kamuela, Hawaii, (center) was named the 2011 Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) Consultant of the Year at last week's winter AVC meeting in Denver. The annual award, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, is the most prestigious award from the AVC, and is now in its 25th year. It recognizes a member's contributions to the AVC, the field of veterinary medicine and the beef cattle industry.
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Sjeklocha discusses AVC in D.C.

Dave Sjeklocha, DVM, AVC president-elect and chair of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants program committee, discusses the importance of the spring 2012 AVC meeting in Washington, D.C.
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Large attendance at winter AVC

The well-attended winter meeting of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants covered timely topics such as cattle welfare, antimicrobial resistance, BRD treatment, food safety, euthanasia, treating sick baby calves and more. More than 250 members attended the meeting in Denver. Also discussed were plans for the AVC 2012 spring meeting April 12-14 in Washington, D.C.
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A different kind of Humane Society

Finally, a pet association with the words “Humane Society” in their name that actually puts its resources toward helping unwanted animals. Recently, the new Humane Society for Shelter Pets (HSSP), just launched in a big way with ads in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and USA Today to announce the launch of its new 501 (c)3non-profit organization.
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