NOV. 12, 2011

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Rabies compendium available

An updated Compendium of Animal Rabies is available; make sure you know the signs of rabies in livestock.
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Rhoda 2011 WVMA Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Dave Rhoda of Evansville, Wis., received the 2011 WVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award during the WVMA Annual Meeting on Oct. 21 in Madison, Wis. The annual neeting was took place as a part of the WVMA’s 96th Annual Convention held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Dr. Tom Howard presented the prestigious award.
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Moran criticizes HSUS involvement in APHIS meeting

In a YouTube video, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran soundly criticizes the USDA-APHIS for its plans to involve HSUS in planning an animal welfare scientific forum.
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Alltech’s Global Dairy 500 Meeting Dec. 6-8

For the fourth year in a row, leaders in the dairy industry will gather Dec. 6-8 in Lexington, Ky., for Alltech’s Global Dairy 500. The agenda this year packs in everything the progressive dairy producer needs to know about the future of the dairy industry, from communicating the message to consumers, to engaging the next generation of dairy farmers.
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Faster, more accurate herd health checks

Easi-Scan makes your diagnosis faster and more accurate. It is an easier way to determine fertility, pregnancy or sex. We designed Easi-Scan to be durable, lightweight and portable. Add it all up and your herd health checks are done more efficiently. Easi-Scan has a lifetime warranty. Learn more at www.bcftechnology.com.

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3 reasons we use antibiotics in livestock

Often scientific jargon is used to describe antibiotic use and why we use them in livestock, but it can be boiled down more simply in three key messages.
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RESPIRATORY HEALTH

How can veterinarians ensure the judicious use of antibiotics while helping clients optimize their treatment investment?

Management of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) continues to be a constant challenge for the beef industry. In addition to long-standing reasons why calves are susceptible to BRD, several emerging factors like animal weight and disease risk variation are also contributing to why BRD is still a challenge among beef cattle veterinarians and their clients. A group of veterinarians from across the country share their methods for optimizing treatment outcomes while enhancing judicious use of antibiotics. Click here to read more.

New FDA website on 'sharps'

This week the FDA has launched a new website on the safe disposal of used needles and other “sharps” that are used both in human and veterinary medicine.
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Accuracy is critical in dairy drug use

Disease management is ongoing on the dairy and is not confined to a specific point in time, says Mike Lormore, DVM, MS, MBA, Pfizer Animal Health.
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