Antibiotic Use Decreases, Consumer Concerns Remain

January 24, 2019

While some issues flare in popularity, antibiotic use in agriculture is drawing more attention than ever before.  There are two issues that companies and non-government organizations (NGOs) voice as concerns: 1)  Residual antibiotics in the …

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USDA Confirms Newcastle in Exhibition Birds in Utah

January 24, 2019

Newcastle is not a food safety concern The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of backyard exhibition …

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Newcastle Confirmed in 2nd and 3rd Commercial Flocks

January 10, 2019

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed virulent Newcastle disease (vND) in two more commercial poultry flocks in California.  The latest cases are flocks also in Riverside County.  The first commercial …

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Farm Bill Passes, Includes Disease Prevention Funding

December 13, 2018

After the conference report was released on Monday by the Agriculture Committee leaders, both the Senate and House moved quickly to vote and pass the farm bill.  The legislation, which now goes to President Trump …

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California Orders Mandatory Euthanasia to Control vND

November 29, 2018

Due to progression and duration of a virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) outbreak in parts of Southern California, California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has ordered mandatory euthanasia of birds in neighborhoods in Compton (Los Angeles …

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