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FDA to prohibit certain uses of cephalosporin antibiotics in food animals

January 4, 2012

National Report -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order Jan. 4 prohibiting certain uses of cephalosporin antibiotics in food animals after April 5.

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Vets take the stage in new reality series

January 1, 2012

National Report — There is a new group of reality stars, and they spend most of their time surrounded by cattle, pigs and horses.

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Get to know the Incredible Dr. Pol

November 1, 2011

See exclusive video clips and view photos with fun facts about veterinarian Jan Pol starring in a National Geographic Wild reality show.

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Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals up more than 1 percent, FDA says

October 28, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- Antimicrobial use in food-producing animals is up nearly 7 percent over last year, according to new estimates from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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New reality series: "Veterinarians On Call"

October 19, 2011

Camera crews will follow five large animal veterinarians to help consumers understand how the meat industry works.

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USDA announces new directive aimed at improving humane handling enforcement

October 1, 2011

Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) developed new tools and guidelines that it hopes will ensure humane treatment and slaughter of livestock.

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USDA mines beef feedlots for data on health practices, antimicrobial uses

September 1, 2011

Fort Collins, Colo. — The United States Department of Agriculture's National Animal Health Monitoring System collected data from selected beef feedlots throughout August in an effort to identify animal-health management practices and antimicrobial use patterns.

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Veterinarians brace for hurricane response as Irene collides with East Coast

August 26, 2011

National Report ? The American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) says it is working with a coalition of groups to mobilize veterinarians and other emergency resources to respond to Hurricane Irene's impending threat to New York City and other areas.

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Free-choice beef cattle supplements recalled due to excessive urea levels

August 8, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- Ridley Block Operations initiated a voluntary recall July 29 on one lot of Purina-Lix 38 Hi-E and RangeLand® 38 Hi-E free-choice supplement tubs for beef cattle because softened product may contain excessive levels of urea.

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