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Cattle TB confirmed at west Texas dairy

June 23, 2009

Austin, Texas -- Cattle tuberculosis was confirmed in a west Texas dairy that was placed under quarantine when some animals in the herd responded to a TB test conducted prior to a sale.

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Calif. antibiotics bill fails to move forward

June 18, 2009

A California Senate bill that would have placed limits on antibiotic use in food animals has failed.

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Flu scare could spur zoonotic research

June 1, 2009

Investigators may never confirm the source of H1N1, but the outbreak lead to more research dollars.

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Additional NAIS meetings planned

June 1, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will host additional listening sessions regarding the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina and South Dakota.

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Dairy producers get new tool to reduce lameness

May 26, 2009

A new software program has been developed that will help dairy farmers troubleshoot and reduce lameness in their herds.

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USDA commissions organic dairy study

May 9, 2009

National Report -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to know more about organic dairy farming and whether it's as healthy for cows as it is for people.

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Study shows NAIS will cost more than $175 million annually

May 3, 2009

Washington -- The cost of implementing a National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in the cattle sector is $175.9 million annually, which represents 91.5 percent of the total cost of the program, according to a study released by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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'Swine' flu: Name change, pork prices and origin

May 1, 2009

National Report -- The pleading of agriculture groups against using the term "swine flu" for the new multi-species strain of swine influenza got results. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced they would now refer to the pandemic-causing virus as influenza A/H1N1.

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Guidance document released for BSE rule

May 1, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a final guidance document April 30 about the substances prohibited for use in animal feed, relating to its new rule to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).

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