The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the combination feeding of Pulmotil (tilmicosin), an in-feed bovine respiratory disease treatment, with Rumensin, an efficiency-enhancing feed additive.
Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livest
As activist groups increasingly attack modern agriculture and food production, several groups recently have formed to fight back. One of the latest of these is Protect the Harvest, a group that plans to work within stat
As cannabis in the form of industrial hemp receives crop status in the 2018 farm bill and a growing number of states have legalized medical marijuana and industrial hemp production, who will meet the need?
Animal identification is the hot-button issue in the industry right now, but animal ID is nothing new. A form of the national ID system has been in existence for close to 70 years and managed basically as a regulatory p
Smooth bromegrass is a cool-season introduced grass with an advanced root system that tolerates temperature extremes and drought exceptionally well. This sod-forming perennial grass spreads rapidly through seeds and rhi
We are in the middle of an entire week devoted to educating the public about the dangers of overusing antibiotics. With several decades of bad information already behind the opinions formed by a seriously misinformed pu
In 1996, Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) for the approval and marketing of new animal drugs and medicated feeds. Before that time, drugs used in the animal industry were either over-the-counter
Over the next year, many livestock producers will need to become more familiar with their veterinarians. Or, if they don't have a veterinarian, find one. This week the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announce
The use and distribution of antibiotics in animal agriculture is changing and producers of all sizes need to begin preparing to adapt in the coming year. Focusing on the one-health concept of combating antibiotic resist