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TheDairySite Newsletter - 12 March 2010

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Editorial: Eradicating Infectious Diseases

The Australian dairy herd has officially been declared free of Enzootic Bovine Leukosis (EBL).

The national herd will now be monitored for a further three years, after which, providing no problems arise, Australia will receive unconditional EBL freedom.

Minnesota's bovine tuberculosis programme has returned positive results. Whilst universities and state agencies continue to work together, The Minnesota Board of Health is warning producers to continue to use strategies that reduce the risk for disease transmission.

China has announced that it will improve national food safety as part of a two-year project. The government hopes to solve problems with food safety and restore public confidence in products.

Merial has announced that it will merge with Intervet/ Schering-Plough to create a global leader in animal health.

Charlotte Johnston Cow Signals Training Books

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Welfare Issues Associated With Calving
Speaking at the recent British Cattle Veterinary Association conference John Fishwick from the Royal Veterinary College discusses welfare issues associated with calving and how the veterinarian can help reduce potential problems. Charlotte Johnston TheCattleSite junior editor reports.
Vaccines And Microbials To Control E.Coli
Since E.Coli 0157 was recognised as a serious food safety issue in the 1980's following a poisoning outbreak in the US in hamburgers, there have been numerous attempts to institute controls, writes TheCattleSite senior Editor, Chris Harris.
Nutritional Impacts On Health
At a recent Virignia Livestock extension web seminar, Dr John Currin, DVM said that without proper nutrition even the best herd health programme will fail. Summarised by Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor.
Cold Stress And Newborn Calves
Calf survival in northern climates can be a challenge, according to Lanette Butler Extension Educator, Russ Daly Extension Veterinarian, and Cody Wright Extension Beef Specialist.
Australian Commodities Dairy Report
World dairy product prices recovered strongly in the first half of 2009-10 before partially retreating in early 2010, according to the Australian Commodities report from ABARE.
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health
* Company News

EU Licence For Bluetongue Vaccine
EU - With effect from 15 January 2010, Fort Dodge Animal Health has been awarded an EU Licence and marketing authorisation for its range of Zulvac® vaccines against serotype 8 Bluetongue (BTV).
Merial To Merge With Intervet/Schering-Plough
GLOBAL - A global leader in animal health will be created as Merial announces it will merge with Intervet/Schering-Plough.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Processors Don't Understand Importance Of Price
 » Cow Tracks: Improving Health And Pasture
 » FSA Offers Guidance on Feed Hygiene Regulations
 » Global Food Security Programme Launched
 » Dairy UK Enhances Green Initiative
 » Get The Upper Crust With Slurry

   Canada

 » Canadian Government Invests In Organic Sector Allflex
   United States

 » DFA Reaffirms Commitment To Animal Well-Being
 » NALF Hires Commercial Marketing Director
 » Weekly Outlook: Value of the US Dollar and Corn Prices
 » Continue Bovine TB Prevention As Status Improves
 » Interest In Milk Pricing Could Help Dairy Industry
 » Spring Thaw Threatens Producers
 » Vilsack Outlines Strategy To Increase Exports
 » Antibiotic Breakdown In Manure
 » Keep An Eye On Stored Grain This Spring
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » Foreign Workers Account For Over One Third Of Workforce
 » Trade Dispute Could Cause Jobs To Be Lost
 » PSA: Poor Harvest Year May Have Altered Corn Quality
 » CME: US Beef Production Lower Than February
 » Livestock Feeding for Managing Phosphorus DuPont Animal Health Solutions
   Australia

 » EBL Eradicated From Australian Dairy Herd
 » Pressure to Rebuild Productive Capacity

   Ireland

 » Breeding Technologies To Increase Farm Profit Animax Veterinary Health
   China

 » Food Safety Reforms Proposed

   European Union

 » Threat of Land Intensification and Abandonment

That's all for this week!

Ed.
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