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Zoetis receives $15.3M grant to improve livestock health in Africa

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million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop and integrate solutions to advance veterinary care and diagnostic services to improve livestock health and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa. Zoetis announced in March that the company received a $15.3

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USDA requires HPAI testing for lactating dairy cattle before movement, reporting for all livestock

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Department of Agriculture is starting to require negative tests for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza type A H5N1) in dairy cattle before interstate travel. Further, HPAI will become a reportable disease in dairy cattle. Both changes are effective April 29.

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APHIS awards $22M to detect, combat animal diseases

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More than 80 projects aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of livestock diseases are receiving millions of dollars, set aside by the 2018 Farm Bill, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in federal fiscal year 2024.

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Delegates to vote on policies on humane transport, veterinary ethics

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The AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) will vote on accepting revised versions of a policy on the humane transport of livestock and the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME) when the HOD holds it regular annual session June 20-21 in Austin, Texas.

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BLM bans cyanide bombs on public lands amid safety concerns

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Cyanide bombs are used to kill predator species that prey on livestock, but the devices unintentionally kill thousands of animals each year. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking steps to stop the use of M-44 devices that deliver sodium cyanide on public land.

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South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

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This looks like its for farming of livestock, not medical research, but that's bad too. 28 his intentions to build such a facility in the state during the Livestock Biotech Summit at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Tags: livestock agriculture. Research on animals is research on animals. From the High Plains Journal.

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Dutch May Ban Kosher Slaughter of Livestock

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THE DUTCH parliament has voted overwhelmingly to ban the ritual slaughter of livestock. It could have a snowball effect for other countries in Europe, although probably it certainly won't be seen as politically correct. Excerpted from the Irish Times.

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