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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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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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Fever ticks spread in Texas

May 11, 2009

Fever ticks continue to spread in Texas despite a quarantine, officials report.

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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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USDA plans seven NAIS meetings nationwide

May 3, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold a series of listening sessions on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) this month.

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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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First full livestock animal genome sequenced

April 30, 2009

The first full genome of a female Hereford cow has been sequenced.

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