APHIS announces $14.4 Mn award to protect animal health

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding $14.4 million to 76 projects with states, universities, and other partners to strengthen our programs to protect animal health. This critical funding supports projects focused on increasing practical liv...Read more

NDS develops indigenous bovine sex sorting technology

In line with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat mantra, NDDB Dairy Services (NDS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), has announced an indigenous technology for sex sorting bovine sperms that will ensure the birth of female calves. The first female calf from sex sorted semen dose produced a...Read more

Internal teat sealants could prevent bovine intramammary infection: Study

Managing cow’s health and performance is an uphill battle for dairy farmers. Cows are prone to intramammary infection, which is at its highest at drying off and around calving and also during the first days of lactation, making dry cow management fundamental to any on-farm mastitis control program. Using int...Read more

WAP organizes veterinary drive for animals affected by floods

International animal welfare organization World Animal Protection, along with National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Veterinary Emergency Response Unit (VERU) East Zone, Department of Animal Husbandry, Assam, West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL) and local communities is organizing mob...Read more

15 Karnataka districts to launch domestic animal ambulances

Officials of the Animal Husbandry Department will soon launch domestic animal ambulances in 15 Karnataka districts to cater to their welfare, as reported by an official recently.   Though phase 2 has also been approved, the funding is yet to be released because of the disruption caused by coronavirus. The ...Read more

Govt launches NADCP to control livestock ailments by 2025

The department of animal husbandry has recently launched the National Animal-Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for the eradication of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock at Dhanas village, Chandigarh.  The program aims to control livestock ailments by 2025 and eradicate these by 2030. It further aims a...Read more

DSM launches strategic initiative to transform global animal nutrition and health  

      The need to provide enough animal protein for a growing population, while reducing the environmental costs of farming will require smart science and innovative solutions. To address this challenge, DSM Animal Nutrition and Health has launched its cutting edge new strategic initiative: We Ma...Read more

Large granules is an effective way to optimize cow performance: Research

Granule size has a major impact on the degree of rumen-protection of fat supplements according to research by Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients at the National University of Singapore. The physical nature of calcium salt supplements is a key factor in the success of delivery of fatty acids through the rumen in their a...Read more

Elanco completes acquisition of Bayer’s Animal Health business unit  

     Bayer has completed the sale of its Animal Health business unit to U.S. Company Elanco Animal Health Incorporated. The companies had signed an agreement to this effect in August of last year. The transaction was completed after fulfilment of the closing conditions, including the receipt of re...Read more

Indian Veterinary Research Inst. launches new testing kit for FMD

A team of scientists at Indian Veterinary Research Institute is located, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state has developed a new mono-clonal antibody and recombinant antigen based ELISA, a rapid testing kit that can be used to detect deadly foot-and-mouth disease, FMD across various species. The disease is a high...Read more

ADM launches NutriPass L to improve milk yield

ADM, a global leader in animal nutrition, has launched NutriPass L, an encapsulated lysine supplement that is rumen-stable and intestinally available to cows. Brad Dalke, Vice President, ADM Animal Nutrition said that through effective encapsulation, NutriPass L supplies a consistent and stable supply of metaboli...Read more

Elanco Receives USFT Commission Approval for Acquisition of Bayer Animal Health

This approval marks the near-final step in fulfilling our vision of bringing together two dedicated animal health companies focused on delivering innovation and an expanded portfolio of solutions to farmers, veterinarians and pet owners around the globe,” said Jeff Simmons, president and CEO of Elanco. &ldqu...Read more