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House bill would ban some antibiotics for food animals

August 1, 2009

A new federal bill seeks to ban some uses of antibiotics for food-animals because they are considered too important for human health.

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FTC delays implementation of Red Flags rule until Nov. 1

July 29, 2009

Washington -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) again delayed implementation of its new rules to fight identity theft. The enforcement date for the controversial Red Flags rule is now Nov. 1, 2009, the agency reports today in a prepared statement.

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Identity theft rules deadline looms

July 23, 2009

Washington -- As the deadline nears to implement Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft rules, federal agencies issued a set of frequently asked questions to help affected businesses, such as veterinary practices, comply.

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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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