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Monday, September 02, 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for Foot-and-mouth Disease Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine to protect livestock against several serotypes of foot-and-mouth...
Monday, August 19, 2019
Improving Bio-Security at the farm level, challenges faced in China that have a global impact – information is power.
Join us at the first-ever Animal and Food Safety Alliance Conference at EuroTier China 2019 from 19 - 21 September in Qingdao....
Monday, August 12, 2019
Ever increasing demand for dairy products in the UAE, and the burdens of dairy production in harsh environments - how to gear up for growth
Join us for the International Dairy Conference and the Animal Production in the United Arab Emirates Conference at EuroTier Middle East 2019 from 2 – 4 September in Abu Dhabi...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
Monday, April 29, 2019
Adisseo and Kemin announce joint decision to not renew existing ruminant distribution agreement
Today, Adisseo and Kemin have announced the decision to not renew their distribution agreement involving the Smartamine®, MetaSmart® and Microvit® A Supra Ruminant products in EMEA, beyond its current term – which ends on 31st of December 2019....
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology ...
Monday, December 03, 2018
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Cattle Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
New Research Shows Selective Dry Cow Therapy Reduces Microbial Resistance
Research investigating selective dry cow antibiotic therapy was a highlight at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council, according to Dr. Ivan Leyva-Baca, veterinarian and product application specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific....
Thermo Fisher Scientific launches qPCR-based kit for quick detection of mastitis pathogens in dairy herds
VetMAX MastiType Multi qPCR Kit identifies 15 most significant mastitis-causing pathogens in three hours....
Friday, September 14, 2018
New survey identifies needs and gaps among cattle producers and veterinarians to advance cattle care and well-being
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results from the Cattle Care and Well-Being Survey, a comprehensive survey of U.S. beef producers and veterinarians, that identified resources, topics...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Merck Animal Health lends support to future bovine practitioners
As part of its ongoing commitment to the practice of veterinary medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce $90,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 exemplary bovine veterinary students. ...
New software streamlines custom-vaccine management for livestock veterinarians
Newport Laboratories, Inc., a leader in livestock custom-made vaccines (CMVs), today launches HerdPoint,™ a new solution for veterinarians that streamlines the nonadjacent-herd approval process and ongoing isolate management, all from a mobile phone...
Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit....
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Boehringer Ingelheim launches Bovikalc Dry, oral supplement for dairy cows at drying-off at UK Dairy Day
Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Bovikalc® Dry, an oral mineral supplement to help support the drying off process in dairy cows, at UK Dairy Day 2018....
Lungworm threat extends late into grazing season – cattle at risk of production-limiting disease
The very dry weather and recent heavy rain is likely to lead to late outbreaks of lungworm disease (husk) in grazing cattle, caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite. ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Can You Visibly Detect Contagious Mastitis in Your Herd?
Contagious mastitis is often subclinical, so it's very difficult to detect with the naked eye, says Dr. John Middleton, professor at the University of Missouri, during an interview at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council held in...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
MSD Animal Health introduces “The Science of Prevention” with a record number of abstracts at the 30th World Buiatrics Congress
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co, today announced a significant number of abstracts (16 oral and 8 poster presentations) to be presented at the World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) in Sapporo, Japan from August 28 – September 1....
Friday, August 24, 2018
Hot, dry weather affects late-summer parasite risk in cattle and sheep
The hot, dry summer has impacted parasite infectivity on farm, with both positive and negative effects. The NADIS August Parasite Forecast [1], sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, alerts farmers to continue vigilance in youngstock for signs of productivity-limiting...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
Monday, July 16, 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches VetMAX MastiType qPCR Kits for Faster, Easier Mastitis Diagnosis
New multiplex qPCR kits enable veterinarians and farmers to take fast, well-informed action....
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Warm, wet weather heightens parasite risk in sheep and cattle
The latest NADIS1 Parasite Forecast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim highlights that the recent warm, wet weather heightens the risk of parasites in sheep and cattle....
Monday, April 23, 2018
Planning safe grazing key to beating parasites at grass
For cattle farmers, this spring brings a range of challenges....
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
 
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