On June 3rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, which mandates how medically important antibiotics given to food animals are to be used and distributed to producers. Through the VFD, producers must obtain veterinary approval prior to using feed containing medically important antibiotics. More...
The IVMA Nomination Committee has nominated Dr. Kylee Thomas of Ottumwa for the position of Vice President of the IVMA. If Dr. Thomas is affirmed by the membership, she will become the Vice President at the IVMA Annual Meeting in September.
To read Dr. Thomas' bio and cast your vote, click .
Recently, there have been 4 cases of vesicular disease observed in unrelated diagnostic case submissions (3 cases from exhibition swine in Iowa, 1 case from a commercial finishing operation in South Dakota) at the Iowa State University –Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory since July 28, 2015.