- FDA is accepting public comments on “Potential Approach for Defining Durations of Use for Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs Intended for Use In or On Feed:" until April 12, 2021. To electronically submit comments to the docket, visit www.regulations.gov and type FDA-2016-D-2635 in the search box. To submit comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include docket number FDA-2016-D-2635 on each page of your written comments. Read More
- USDA-ARS Researchers Introduce Treatment to Prevent Parasites in Sheep. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (ARS) has developed a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep. ARS researchers partnered with Virginia Tech and the University of Massachusetts' Medical School to solve H. contortus parasite infection (barberpole worm).Read More
- Goatscaping has grown in popularity in recent years as an environmentally friendly way to clear overgrown lots. Covid-19 has boosted the demand. Goats can be on the job during lockdowns. Ms. Thompson turned to goats after New York City’s spring restrictions forced the park’s usual group of volunteers to stay home and left it full of weeds. Read More
- Kansas State Univesity teams up with Boehringer Ingelheim to invest in the future of veterinary medicine Read More
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has developed a network project to aid rural veterinary practices. The network will provide education and assistance with a goal of making rural veterinary practices sustainable. Read More
- Bill Introduced to reform USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Read More
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List for the second time in October and the action became effective earlier this month. The wolf was delisted before, but was returned to the list in 2014 by a federal judge as a result of pressure from environmental groups. The action by federal wildlife officials was praised by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the National Association of Conservation Districts, and the American Farm Bureau.
- The California Bureau of Land Management is again using goats to knock down dry weeds, brush and grass in an effort to reduce fire hazards. The goats arrived last October and will be working through Spring, 2021.Read More
- Sheep, Goat, and Cervid Medicine, 3rd Edition by Dr. David Pugh N. (Nickie) Baird Misty Edmondson and Thomas Passler
contains practical answers on the care of sheep, goats, and cervids. It covers the latest advances in the field, including diseases and medical treatment, surgery, pain management, theriogenology, and nutrition. Read More
- Secretary Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Proposal to Transfer Agricultural Animal Biotechnology Regulatory Framework to USDA Read More
- The Tennessee Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday that it has received a $250,000 federal grant to help develop a rapid field test for two highly contagious livestock diseases, Senecavirus A and the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease. Read More
- Reproductive Performance in Goats in Australia Read the Study
- the 2020 United States Animal Health Association resolutions are now available online. Read More
- Case of Scrapie Confirmed in North Iceland Read More
- National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) 2020 Projects: View
- National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) 2020 Projects: View
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- First Week of February, 2021: AGF Annual Meeting (most likely virtual) More Info Later.
- July 15-17, 2021: American Meat Goat Classic, Greenfield, Indiana. More Info
- September 19-20, 2021: National Goat conference, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, More Info Later
- National Institute for Animal Agriculture 2021 Annual Conference, April 21-22, 2021. This will be a virtual event. Registration for Members is $75.00, Non-members $175.00 and Students $25.00. More information available on the NIAA website.
- National Institute for Animal Agriculture 11th Annual Antibiotic Symposium, Kansas City, Kansas: November 2-4, 2021. This is planned to be an in-person event. Registration for Members is $385.00, Non-members is $435.00, and Students is $50.00/day.