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FARAD begins shutting down

October 2, 2008

Washington - Neither a short-term cash infusion or the $2.5 million in long-term funding promised for the support of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) in this year's Farm Bill came through in time, so the resource used to keep contaminants out of the food supply for more than a quarter century began shutting down Oct. 1.

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U.K. researchers working on bovine mastitis vaccine

September 27, 2008

Nottingham, U.K. The University of Nottingham is using a grant of more than $4 million (USD) to dissect the functions of the bacterium that causes bovine mastitis (BM) and try to come up with a cure for the disease.

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FDA seeks comment on guidance plan for genetically altered animals

September 24, 2008

Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its guidelines for genetically engineered (GE) animals for research and food production.

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Researchers find genetic mutation that can cause BSE

September 19, 2008

Manhattan, Kan. -- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, isn't just a food-born illness, according to a new study conducted at Kansas State University (KSU).

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Researchers test promising neosporosis vaccine for cattle

August 13, 2008

Beltsville, Md. -- A new vaccine against neosporosis in cattle looks promising, according to researchers conducting efficacy testing at USDA?s Agricultural Research Service (ARS).

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Managing for improved dairy cow health (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Over the last several decades we have witnessed tremendous changes in dairy production systems.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Reproductive consequences of infection with bovine viral diarrhea virus (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) has emerged as one of the most important infectious disease agents in cattle.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Don't be the one to miss these foreign animal diseases (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

As a veterinarian working in the field, if you suspect that a foreign animal disease (FAD) is present, your obligation is to promptly report it to the appropriate authorities.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Bovine lymphosarcoma (Proceedings)

August 1, 2008

Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is an oncogenic retrovirus associated with lymphosarcoma in cattle.

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