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OSHA offers guidance for influenza protection on commercial swine farms

August 3, 2010

Washington -- A two-page document offering guidance on avoiding the spread of influenza was developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and now is available on OSHA?s Web site.

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Data doesn't support total antimicrobial 'phase out' in cattle, veterinary groups say

July 8, 2010

Rockville, Md. -- Data should drive the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulatory proposal on appropriate antimicrobial uses in food animals, according to recently released statement from two prominent veterinary organizations.

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Adding supplemental tryptophan to diet can calm pigs

March 19, 2010

Washington -- Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have discovered that adding the amino acid tryptophan to the diet of female pigs can decrease their aggression, making them more manageable.

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Swine veterinarians pick new officers

March 17, 2010

Omaha, Neb. -- The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) installed a new president, president-elect and vice president at its annual meeting this month.

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AVMA supports creation of swine herd surveillance program

February 10, 2010

Schaumburg, Ill. -- The American Veterinary Medical Association has backed development of a comprehensive disease surveillance program to detect future outbreaks in United States swine herds.

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More H1N1 cases in domestic, exotic cats

January 1, 2010

Cases also appear in turkeys, dogs, ferrets and pigs as swine H1N1 vaccine is developed

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FDA, USDA collaborate on bioterrorism risk evaluation tool for agriculture

December 21, 2009

Washington -- The Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture collaborated on new set of tools designed to help food-animal producers mitigate risk of bioterrorism on their food production process.

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Swine H1N1 vaccine receives conditional license

December 14, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first conditional license for a pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine for swine to Pfizer Animal Health. The vaccine is intended to protect pigs from developing the virus.

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Investigating the H1N1 threat

December 1, 2009

Ames, Iowa — While the first known cat tested positive for the H1N1influenza virus, veterinary immunologists say more research is needed to understand the risks of cat-to-cat transmission.

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