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Pork Checkoff Offers Webinar on New FDA Antibiotic Rules

The Pork Checkoff will present “How to Succeed with the New Antibiotic Regulations,” a free online webinar on Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. CST for producers and allied-industry participants. The 60-minute presentation will feature three veterinarians and will offer the opportunity for both live and pre-event questions. Speakers include Dave Pyburn, vice president of science

Marine algae to reduce the use of antibiotics in farming

As part of a partnership with Olmix Group, Inra researchers have shown that a compound extracted from green algae inhibited the growth of pathogenic bacteria in vitro and stimulated the production of immunity mediators by intestinal epithelial cells. This type of preparation could be used in livestock feed to improve animals’ resistance to infections and

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Revenues Up 6%, Net Income Up 14%

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Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. For the full year 2016, worldwide revenue increased 6 percent compared with 2015 to $21.222 billion. Higher revenue was due to increased volume, as realized prices and the impact of foreign exchange rates were relatively flat. The worldwide volume increase was primarily driven

PART: Record, Review, and Respond

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Antibiotic Use & Antibiotic Resistance (amongst animal welfare and gestation stalls) is one of the top concerns that consumers have today with how their food is raised.  This concern has become evident with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) recently going into effect, which discontinued the sub-therapeutic (growth promotion) use of medically important antibiotics and increased

Matt Kocher Joins Ceva as poultry, swine marketing director

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Matt Kocher, an innovative leader in the animal health industry, has joined Ceva Animal Health as director, marketing, for poultry and swine. He joins Ceva as the company continues to expand its product portfolio and position itself as a key resource for producers and veterinarians. “It was important for us to find someone who thoroughly

Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Guts Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig

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Farmscape for January 17, 2017 Full Interview 7:03 Listen A scientist with the University of Alberta says research suggests microorganisms in the guts of pigs that help ward off disease can be transferred to other pigs to improve their health. Swine Innovation Porc has identified the microbiome as a top research priority in improving the

Swine Veterinarians Invited to Apply for Hogg Scholarship

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The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is pleased to offer the Hogg Scholarship, established to honor the memory of longtime AASV member and swine industry leader Dr Alex Hogg. Applications for the $10,000 scholarship will be accepted until February 1, 2017, and the scholarship recipient will be announced on Sunday, February 26, during the

IDT Biologika Establishes Animal Health Americas Business Unit

Global vaccines and biologics technology leader to focus on the development, production and delivery of high-quality autogenous, wildlife and commercial vaccines and diagnostic solutions for use in animals in Canada and US José Ochoa, a veteran biopharmaceutical industry business officer, will lead the new organization Company concurrently launches Ecoporc SHIGA, the first fully licensed swine

Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity

  Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae With Fostera® PCV MH, swine veterinarians and pork producers now have even longer protection against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo).  A recent study1 reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) demonstrated the vaccine was effective

Brakke Consulting Releases Study On PRODUCERs’ CHANGES From LOSS OF ANTIBIOTICS

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Source: Brakke Consulting news release The two most common changes livestock and poultry producers are making in response to the loss of shared use antibiotics are increased use of vaccines and better sanitation and biosecurity. That was a key finding of a new study just completed by Brakke Consulting, Inc. The survey, “New Strategies for

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