H3N1 poses risks for people, pigs
H3N1 influenza strains recently seen in U.S. swine could pose risks for people and pigs, according to federal animal health authorities.
Ruling gives FDA discretion in drug withdrawals
An appellate court overturned a ruling that would have made federal drug authorities start proceedings to withdraw some antimicrobial uses in…
Foundation to fund agriculture research
A nonprofit organization created by the federal government is expected to fund agriculture research through private donations.
Diseases, outreach top issues for AASV president
Dr. Michelle L. Sprague said two viral diseases deadly to pigs and animal welfare debates are the top challenges for swine veterinarians.
Thousands of livestock animals are transported every day across the U.S. When considering interstate or international travel for your livestock, plan…
USDA to require reports of PED
Pig owners, veterinarians, and laboratory diagnosticians will need to tell the Department of Agriculture if they discover pigs infected
Changes coming in antimicrobial use, availability
When the types of antimicrobials important for human medicine are sold for use in farm animals, only a small portion require a
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
Veterinary Feed Directive
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to amend its animal drug regulations regarding veterinary feed directive drugs
Animal Disease Traceability
The Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Rule, which took effect in March 2013, establishes minimum national official identification and documentation…
Pre-slaughter weights of livestock species have been increasing since at least the 1920s, and some of the largest gains have occurred in the past 25…
FDA’s Dunham delves into drug issues
Dr. Bernadette Dunham, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, recently fielded questions
Welfare Implications of Gestation Sow Housing
Sows can be kept in different types of housing during pregnancy, and each has advantages and disadvantages.