News - Livestock Spring 2018

By: Vet-Advantage
March, 2018

Huvepharma® acquires AgriLabs®
Huvepharma® announced its acquisition of AgriLabs® “in a move that will expand the U.S. presence of the global animal health and nutrition company and speed commercialization of their biologic solutions for animal health,” according to a release. The acquisition includes AgriLabs product lines including Colostrx® CS and Colostrx® CR; I-Site® XP, MpB Guard® and Pulmo-Guard® PH-M vaccines; the VetGun insecticide delivery system; and AgriLabs’ custom vaccines business. In addition, the acquisition also includes Antelope Valley Bios, a contract manufacturing business, and the VaxLiant® portfolio of novel adjuvants based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Both companies will continue operations under their current identities as integration opportunities are identified in 2018.

Categories: Community, News, Livestock

News - Livestock Winter 2017

By: Vet-Advantage
October, 2017

Wildland fire suppression costs exceed $2 billion
According to a USAgNet report, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that wildland fire suppression costs for the fiscal year have exceeded $2 billion, making 2017 the most expensive year on record. Wildfires have ravaged states in the west, Pacific Northwest, and Northern Rockies regions of the United States this summer. As the Forest Service passed the $2 billion milestone, Perdue renewed his call for Congress to fix the way the agency’s fire suppression efforts are funded. “Forest Service spending on fire suppression in recent years has gone from 15 percent of the 23 budget to 55 percent – or maybe even more – which means we have to keep borrowing from funds that are intended for forest management,” Perdue said. “We end up having to hoard all of the money that is intended for fire prevention, because we’re afraid we’re going to need it to actually fight fires. It means we can’t do the prescribed burning, harvesting, or insect control to prevent leaving a fuel load in the forest for future fires to feed on. That’s wrong, and that’s no way to manage the Forest Service.”

Categories: Community, News, Livestock, 2017 Livestock Winter

News - Livestock Summer 2017

By: Vet-Advantage
July, 2017

Dechra® enters licensing agreement with Animal Ethics

Dechra® Pharmaceuticals PLC’s Board of Directors announced it has entered a long term Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement with Animal Ethics Pty Ltd, an Australia based company focused on developing ethical pain relief products in animal health. The agreement gives Dechra the rights to sell and market Animal Ethics’ product Tri-Solfen® (Tri-Solfen) for all animal species in all international markets, excluding Australia and New Zealand.

Categories: Community, News, Livestock, 2017 Livestock Summer

World Pork Expo 2016

By: Vet-Advantage
November, 2016

Producer Optimism Shines at the 2016 World Pork Expo 

This year’s World Pork Expo reflected an optimistic tone as more than 20,000 producers and ag professionals, including 1,100 international guests from 35 countries, convened at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 8-10. Presented by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the 28th annual Expo featured the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, a range of educational seminars and issue updates, and another Junior National swine show that filled the barns to capacity. The Big Grill served up more than 10,000 lunches; allied industry hospitality tents lined the streets of the Iowa State Fairgrounds; and MusicFest provided an evening of fun and fellowship.

Categories: Community, Conferences and Trade Shows, Livestock Winter 2016, Livestock, World Pork Expo


By: Vet-Advantage
June, 2016

AgriLabs to expand autogenous vaccines for beef and dairy cattle

Categories: Community

Product Spotlight

By: Vet-Advantage
May, 2016

Merck Animal Health launches Safe-Guard® AquaSol

Categories: Community


By: Vet-Advantage
May, 2016

Zoetis, National Pork Board to extend reach of education and training program

Categories: Community

FFA - Operation Osprey

By: Hannah Patterson, FFA New Horizons Magazine
December, 2015

Following in her father’s footsteps, Hanna Toft, second generation Cape May Tech natural sciences teacher and FFA advisor, rallied her FFA members to protect a local treasure – the osprey.

Categories: Community, FFA

World Pork Expo

By: Vet-Advantage
December, 2015

World Pork Expo just completed its 27th year, drawing approximately 20,000 pork producers and other professionals from 41 countries to Des Moines, Iowa, June 3-5.

Categories: Community, Conferences and Trade Shows

FFA - Udderly Genius

By: Jessica Mozo
July, 2015

Katie Osborne of Millerstown, Pa., may only be 20, but she’s already making an impact on the dairy industry. Now a student at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Greenwood High School FFA member grew up on a small dairy farm where she helped her mom, Irene, manage their herd of cattle while her dad, Jim, worked as a large animal veterinarian.

Categories: Community, FFA


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