December 15, 2009

The AVMA House of Delegates is set to consider a resolution to increase member dues in 2011 so that the Association can continue to provide services, address professional issues, and remain financially sound.

Production Animals

In the February 2009 test, Dr. Anderson equipped cows with a prototype neck saddle and stretch halter for a virtual fence system he hopes will eventually be used on ranches to remotely hold and herd cattle by combining GPS technology, recorded sounds, and, when deemed appropriate, electric shocks. The Ear-A-Round halters use speakers near the cows' ears independently or in concert to steer cattle or hold them within invisible boundaries.