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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Bluetongue Vaccine Available from MSD Animal Health
UK - With an 80 per cent chance that the bluetongue virus will reach the south of the country later this summer, MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) has moved quickly to ensure a vaccine is available to help British farmers...
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Livestock Event: Livestock Learning – New for 2016
UK - Dairy, beef and sheep producers will be able to have their say on some of today’s big topics and issues at Livestock Learning, Livestock Event’s exciting new knowledge sharing forum to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 6 and Thursday...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum who heads the PolAres Mars simulation programme....
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The VIP (Very Important Protein) for Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Between current period of low milk prices, due to global overproduction, and the end of the European milk quota, it is of upmost importance to increase feed efficiency and optimize the biological processes related to milk production. Optimizing...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers...
BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Livestock Event: Focus on Feet
UK - Arresting lameness, one of dairying’s continuing major challenges will come under the microscope at the Livestock Event, to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 6 and 7 July which offers free entry to all visitors....
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Emerging Mycotoxins: Overview and Occurrence
GLOBAL - Emerging mycotoxins are a class of compounds that are attracting increasing interest among the scientific community primarily due to their high occurrence in feed and food commodities, sometimes at relatively high concentrations, and potential...
Monday, May 16, 2016
Anti-Inflammatory Pour-On For Cattle Now Licensed For Mastitis*
GLOBAL - FINADYNE® Transdermal from MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) can now be used as a single application to reduce pyrexia associated with acute mastitis. ...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
New Consolidated Learning Postgraduate Certificate Programme from Improve
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has launched a Consolidated Learning programme to enable veterinary surgeons to gain the skills required for both a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) and a General Practice Certificate (GPCert) in Small...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
New Study: Real-time PCR Uncovers Trich Prevalence in Bulls in Mexico
GLOBAL - The bovine trichomoniasis (trich) prevalence in Mexico was unknown among breeding bulls prior to a collaborative study with the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH), said Ivan Leyva-Baca, DVM and PhD at Thermo Fisher Scientific....
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Welfare in the Spotlight at 2016 Official Vet Conference
UK - 'Animal Welfare - the Role of the OV' is the theme of the 2016 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference set to take place between the 29th and 30th September 2016. The programme includes lecture streams and round-table discussions on themes relating...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Combined Mycotoxin Threat to Livestock Rated High in the US, According to BIOMIN Survey
US - Increased occurrence and co-occurrence levels in the 2015 corn harvested in the United States pose a higher risk to livestock production in 2016, according to the latest BIOMIN Corn Survey....
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2015 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Out Now
GLOBAL - The BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey constitutes the longest running and most comprehensive survey of its kind, using state-of-the-art analytic tools. More than eight thousand samples taken from 75 countries worldwide in 2015 alone....
Monday, March 14, 2016
Unpredictable Nature of Lungworm Infections Makes Vaccination Important
UK – Lungworm infections in cattle are now so unpredictable that pre-turnout vaccination of youngstock prior to their first grazing season is becoming increasingly important....
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Infographic: The Global Mycotoxin Threat 2016
GLOBAL - The prevalence of mycotoxins, toxic fungal metabolites found in almost all types of agricultural feedstuffs and grains, is a major concern with regards to feed contamination and presents a genuine risk to livestock animal production....
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Mycotoxin Testing and Survey Results: Biomin Webinar
GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about monitoring mycotoxins using available detection methods. ...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Delacon Joins New Partnership to Meet Challenges in Animal Nutrition
US - Delacon announces that Land O’Lakes, Inc. animal nutrition businesses, including the new business unit, PMI Nutritional Additives, will be its exclusive partner in the United States for phytogenic feed additives....
Monday, January 11, 2016
Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Merial
GLOBAL - On 15 December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced that it had entered an agreement with Sanofi to swap businesses. The deal will see Boehringer acquire Merial, making the combined company the second largest animal health company....
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Merck Animal Health CreatingConnections™ Module Focuses on Feedlot Stockmanship
Stockmanship is critical to the health and well-being of cattle and ultimately, the success of an operation. ...
Monday, December 07, 2015
MSD Animal Health Presents Fatigued Cattle Syndrome Webinar
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health, known as Merck Animal Health in the US, recently sponsored a webinar, “Fatigued Cattle Syndrome: What You Need to Know,” presented by Dan Thomson, D.V.M., Ph.D., the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology...
New Study Reveals Prolonged and Significant Milk Yield Reduction From IBR
GLOBAL - Dairy cows that have been exposed to the virus that causes Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) have been shown in a new study to produce 2.6 litres per day less milk throughout the entire lactation, despite showing few or no signs of the...
Friday, November 13, 2015
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Harrisvaccines
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has entered into an agreement to acquire Harrisvaccines, a privately-held company that develops, manufactures and sells vaccines for food production and companion animals....
Thursday, November 12, 2015
MSD Animal Health Honours New Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research
VIET NAM - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is proud to announce the presentation of awards to four young scientists at the Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Alliance (GFRA) 2015 Scientific Meeting held in Hanoi...
Monday, November 09, 2015
How French Authorities, Industry Mobilised to Contain the Recent Bluetongue Outbreak
FRANCE - French authorities, veterinarians and farmers have mobilised to manage a recent outbreak of bluetongue virus (BTV), thanks to support from Thermo Fisher Scientific. ...
Friday, November 06, 2015
First Official Veterinarian Conference Calls for Increased Communication
UK - A call for increased information flow between the Animal and Plant Health Agency, private vets and farmers on bovine TB testing, the complexities of arranging the export of travelling horses and challenges around the certification of Pet Passports...
Friday, October 16, 2015
FINADYNE® Transdermal Pour-on Solution Now Available for Mastitis to Improve Animal Care
ITALY - MSD Animal Health today announced FINADYNE® Transdermal (flunixin meglumine) pour-on solution can now be used to reduce pyrexia associated with acute mastitis. This claim adds to the already proven efficacy to reduce pyrexia associated with Bovine...
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