Veterinary Biologics Training Program Scheduled for May, 2013 (via IIACB)

Registration has opened for the 2013 Veterinary Biologics Training Program (VBTP) which begins May 14, 2013 in Ames, Iowa. Now in its 18th year, the Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been attended by nearly 1800 individuals, including more than 500 attendees from 84 countries. The VBTP is held annually for professionals in veterinary vaccine and […]

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New illness, transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme, is discovered in Northeast (via Boston.com)

A new tick-borne disease, still unnamed, has been discovered in 18 human cases in New York and New England, according to researchers from institutions including Yale University and New York Medical College. The pathogen, Borrelia miyamotoi, was first identified in ticks in Japan in 1995. Symptoms include headaches, muscle aches, fatigue and recurring bouts of […]

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Common Ground Exists in Drug Resistance Debate: Response to PEW Op-Ed (via Food Safety News)

Peter J. Pitts,  former FDA Associate Commissioner, President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and a member of the Animal Health Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors, responds to the PEW Op-Ed in today’s Food Safety News: “FDA’s action ensures that medicines will now be used in animal health much the same way as […]

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Antibiotics and Animals Raised for Food: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (via Food Safety News)

In an editorial published in Food Safety News, Dr. Richard Raymond, former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, tackles the myths and lies surrounding antibiotic use in animal agriculture: “From what I have been reading lately, it appears to me that the next big fight over agriculture’s ability to provide consumers with plentiful, […]

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USDA sets rules for tracking livestock across state lines (via Reuters)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate. Under the final rule,  livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such as owner-shipper statements or brand certificates. Read […]

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