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VetPestX – a searchable database of pesticides to control animal ectoparasites

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Interested in managing insect pests of animals?  While management should focus first on breaking the life cycle of insect pests, in some cases management options may include use of insecticides. The VetPestX searchable database of pesticides registered by state for use to manage ectoparasites of animals has been expanded over the last few months to […]

The Integrated Tick Management Symposium kicks off next Monday!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The Integrated Tick Management Symposium kicks off next Monday! Join us in Washington, D.C. for the two-day symposium on topics from personal protection, to deer-targeted methods, to funding and federal initiatives. The symposium will cover a variety of important topics on the problem that ticks present and how we can achieve an effective integrated tick/pathogen […]

USDA considering new standards for organic livestock and poultry

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

USDA is announcing that we will soon publish and invite public comment on a proposed rule regarding organic livestock and poultry practices. It’s an important step that will strengthen consumer confidence in the label and ensure that organic agriculture continues to provide economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and businesses around the country. The proposal aims […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Mosquito Safari provides information on homeowner management of mosquitoes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Mosquitoes are responsible for considerable annoyance as well as the transmission of several diseases to humans and our pets, including West Nile virus and dog heartworm.  Texas A&M Extension has developed information for the homeowner that describes how to reduce or manage mosquitoes in urban areas within the United States.  You can find this information […]

Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem May 16-17, 2016 Washington, D.C. Plan to join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Entomological Society of America, the IPM Institute of North America and the North Central IPM Center in Washington, DC for the Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease […]

Break the horn fly life cycle this spring to avoid being robbed of profits

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

SHOREVIEW, Minn. — Can you imagine being bit 120,000 times per day? It might be hard to imagine what this feels like, however during peak timeframes, as many as 4,000 horn flies can call a cow’s hide home. At 30 blood meals per day, that adds up to 120,000 bites per cow. Not only are these […]

Backyard poultry workshop March 12 in Oakland, CA

Friday, February 19th, 2016

For tips on raising healthy chickens in your backyard, attend the Backyard Poultry Workshop in Oakland on Saturday, March 12. Poultry experts will share valuable information for experienced poultry owners and for those just getting started. The workshop is sponsored by the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Cooperative Extension in Alameda County […]

International Livestock Congress

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The 2016 International Livestock Congress – USA will bring together an elite group of international livestock and meat industry leaders to discuss a variety of proactive strategies that address the ever-changing beef industry. The ILC-USA will be held March 3-4 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ in Houston. The International Livestock Congress is a […]

Veterinary Entomologists Gather in San Antonio

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Veterinary entomologists (and members of the ESA MUVE section) gathered in San Antonio, TX during January 2016 to participate in the S-1060 USDA Multi-state Project “Fly management in animal agriculture systems and impacts on animal health and food safety.” This annual workshop aids in the focus of research efforts and provides an opportunity for the […]

UC Davis Starts New Pastured Poultry Research, Innovation and Outreach Farm

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

In a collaborative effort between 5 departments, UC Davis has started a 4.5 acre pastured poultry farm to help address many of the challenges these farms face with respect to biosecurity, food safety, environmental management, predator control, and farmer ergonomics and business management. Recent outreach efforts have identified over 80 commercial pastured poultry farms in […]

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