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FDA approves iron dextran formulation to avert shortage

April 27, 2011

Rockville, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave the green light to an iron dextran injectable formulation to alleviate a veterinary product shortage.

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USDA revises standards for humane cattle slaughter

April 1, 2011

National Report — New standards triggered by the record-breaking beef recall in 2008 are taking effect this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

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Hard times in the heartland

September 16, 2010

Rural areas are clamoring for veterinarians, prompting universities and governments to find new ways to attract new blood to large-animal medicine. But what about rural practice is causing the shortage?

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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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