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.

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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

News & PRODUCTS - Livestock spring 2017

By: Vet-Advantage
March, 2017

World food prices reach two-year high

According to a Reuters report, world food prices rose to a near two-year high in January, driven by surges in sugar quotations and export prices for cereals and vegetable oils, the United Nations food agency said. The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) food price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy products, meat and sugar, averaged 173.8 points in January, versus a revised 170.2 in December. The 2.1 percent monthly rise pushed food prices on international markets to their highest since February 2015, and 16.4 percent above their levels in January last year.

National Pork Board launches Taste of Now campaign

The National Pork Board announced it has launched its Taste of Now marketing campaign. The integrated marketing campaign, which also includes significant Spanish- language outreach (El Sabor de Hoy), creates consumer awareness of pork's unmatched flavor and value making it the ideal protein on any occasion. “Pork is trending and there has never been a better time to enjoy pork and make delicious dishes for family and friends,” said Jan Archer, National Pork Board president and a pig farmer from North Carolina. “That is the focus of this first national campaign of 2017. And we are teaming up with celebrity chefs and pork advocates with a simple message – When it comes to pork, there has never been a better time than now to make something delicious.”

Categories: News, Livestock, 2017 SPRING LIVESTOCK

Products to Watch - Winter Livestock 2016

By: Vet-Advantage
November, 2016

BIVI introduces PolyMast Mastitis Tube

Categories: News, Livestock Winter 2016, Livestock

Livestock News - Winter 2016

By: Vet-Advantage
November, 2016

BIVI adds Curt Vlietstra to professional veterinary services team

Categories: News, Livestock Winter 2016

Summer News

By: Vet-Advantage News
June, 2016

NPPC names Sheila Warrick World Pork Expo general manager

Categories: News


By: Vet-Advantage
December, 2015

Merck Animal Health introduces first injectable Ileitis vaccine

Categories: News, New Products


By: Vet-Advantage
December, 2015

MWI Vet Supply Livestock Group holds National Sales Meeting

Categories: News, Industry News


By: Vet-Advantage
August, 2012

Students, Mentor Honored by Merck

Merck Animal Health recognized eight bovine veterinary students during the recent American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference. They each received the AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Award.

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