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U.S. House bill calls for antimicrobial regulations

July 15, 2009

Washington -- With the backing of the Obama administration, a new measure introduced in the U.S. House seeks to ban non-therapeutic uses of antibiotics for food animals because they are too important for human health.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

New influenza A virus found in Canadian pig farm workers

July 11, 2009

Saskatchewan, Canada -- Canadian public health officials are investigating a new strain of influenza that has sickened two pig farm workers in Saskatchewan.

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First antimicrobial pesticide approved to prevent anthrax

July 1, 2009

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first license for an antimicrobial pesticide product to deactivate anthrax spores on hard surfaces.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

OVMA calls for more veterinarian representation on Ohio livestock board

June 28, 2009

Columbus, Ohio -- A ballot issue that would create a statewide board standardizing livestock housing is a step in the right direction, according to the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

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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CVMA watches new bill to limit importation of eggs in California

June 12, 2009

Sacramento, Calif. -- As a result of Proposition 2, which bans gestational crates, veal crates and battery cages, the state Legislature is considering a new bill that would limit the import of eggs.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

International Aquaculture Conference coming to Norway

June 5, 2009

Schaumburg, Ill. -- As demand for seafood continues to grow, so do diseases affecting farmed fish.

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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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