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Food-safety podcasts offered by AVMA

November 26, 2008

Schaumberg, Ill. -- "Chew on This," a new food-safety podcast series offered by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), got off on the right drumstick in November with a Thanksgiving-theme program about poultry safety and holiday dinners.

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FDA action buys more time to mull extra-label ban of cephalosporins

November 26, 2008

Washington -- The federal order banning extra-label use of cephalosporins in food-producing animals has been revoked -- at least for now.

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Prop 2 passes in California

November 5, 2008

Passage of Prop 2 will mean big changes for California's food-animal industry.

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AVMA reacts to Prop 2 passage

November 5, 2008

The AVMA is offering assistance to California food-animal producers in the wake of the Prop 2 passage.

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$1.4 million grant backs further study of chicken genome

October 9, 2008

Starkville, Miss. -- Dr. Shane Burgess, a basic-sciences associate professor with Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, along with Drs. Fiona McCarthy and Susan Bridges, received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work annotating the chicken genome.

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FARAD begins shutting down

October 2, 2008

Washington - Neither a short-term cash infusion or the $2.5 million in long-term funding promised for the support of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) in this year's Farm Bill came through in time, so the resource used to keep contaminants out of the food supply for more than a quarter century began shutting down Oct. 1.

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Prop 2 debate divides DVMs

October 1, 2008

A debate has ensued over California's Prop 2, which would drastically alter animal agriculture.

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FDA seeks comment on guidance plan for genetically altered animals

September 24, 2008

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its guidelines for genetically engineered (GE) animals for research and food production.

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How do we get paid?

August 12, 2008

To truly know how cows are managed, we need to "hang out" with them, or with their caretakers, for several hours. We need to see how feed is mixed and delivered, how milking is performed and determine how often feed is pushed up.

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