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FFA awards two AVMA scholarships

July 20, 2009

Schaumburg, Ill. -- Two future food-animal veterinarians were awarded scholarships from the Future Farmers of America.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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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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