New BSE rule requires veterinarians for certain procedures
Veterinarians need to pay special heed to several parts of the final rule titled ;Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Virginia-Maryland names two distinguished alumnae
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine announced Sept. 27 that it has recognized two alumnae with its 2018 distinguished alumni awards.
FDA video explains antiparasitic resistance risks
A video produced by federal authorities is intended to teach livestock owners and producers how to reduce the risk of antiparasitic drug resistance.
Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves and Other Non-Ambulatory Disabled Livestock at Slaughter; Petitions for Rulemaking
Formal title: Docket Number [FSIS-2010-0041] Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Calves and Other Non-Ambulatory Disabled Livestock at Slaughter; Petitions…
FDA wants label warnings about antiparasitic resistance
Food and Drug Administration officials want labels for anthelmintics used to deworm horses and livestock to include a warning that these drugs can…
FDA extends call for treatment limit ideas
Food and Drug Administration authorities have extended a call for ideas on how to limit durations of some approved antimicrobial
Protein in soil bacteria could help fight worms
An article published in November describes promising results for a Haemonchus contortus treatment in sheep that uses crystal proteins contained within…
Foot and mouth disease
Foot-and-mouth disease, widely known as FMD, is a severe, highly contagious viral disease and a worldwide concern.
Eradicating goat plague
Following success in eradicating the cattle plague, world animal health advocates hope to use similar methods to wipe out a related goat plague
Questions/answers about anthrax, including: What causes it? How common is it? What species are at risk? What are signs of anthrax infection? Can it be…
STEPS to Determine Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
When recommending an antibiotic for a food-producing animal, veterinarians should follow these steps to determine if a VFD or prescription is needed.
The quirks of working with goats and sheep
Dr. Chris Duemler of Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center in Brodhead, Wisconsin, has always been fascinated with goats and finds
Parasite problem growing in goats
A serious health problem in goats has researchers scrambling to come up with solutions.
Worms’ adaptation a critical problem
Anthelmintic resistance is a critical threat to small ruminants, and a danger to horses and cattle.
Travel rules added for farm animals
Livestock owners soon will need to provide identification and travel documents for most farm animals sent across state borders.