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May 28, 2013

What are the animal welfare challenges veterinarians face when it comes to horses?

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion CollideEquine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, leads with quote:

"Animal welfare is fast becoming the major challenge of the veterinary profession for this century." said by Dr. Bernie Osborn, Dean Emeritus of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians, farmers, and ranchers have less credibility with consumers than HSUS about information on the farm. Dr. Lenz lays out what animal welfare is and is not and how the term is applied to horses. What is one to do? Dr. Lenz suggested that welfare challenges are an opportunity to find common ground but to also keep in mind that emotion & misinformation will often override science & fact.

Equine Welfare, Where Fact and Emotion Collide - Dr. Thomas Lenz, DVM, Senior Director, Equine Technical Services, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

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May 14, 2013

What is the value of veterinary diagnostic laboratories?

The Role of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Supporting Animal Health and the Food Safety System - Dr. Hailu Kinde, Professor, California Animal Health and Food Safety, Laboratory System, San Bernardino Branch School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

May 14, 2013

What is genomics and how does it play a part in food safety?

The 100K Genome Project and Food Safety - Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor – School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Bart Weimer, Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, provides information on how genomics plays a part in food safety. Dr. Weimer shares details of the science used and the processes to get the information in the right hands.

May 3, 2012

Approximately two-thirds of countries world wide have foot and mouth disease (FMD). If the U.S. were to have an FMD outbreak it would have a serious financial impact on the milk industry. Dr. Pam Hullinger provides a summary and highlights some of the issues of being prepared for FMD, why it is important, and the current focus of the Secure Milk Supply project.

Foot and Mouth Disease Continuity of Business Planning: Current Focus and Progress to Date - Dr. Pam Hullinger, University of California, Davis Department of Veterinary Medicine & Epidemiology, from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, March 26 - 29, Denver, CO, USA.

January 16, 2012

Do you believe cars or cows put out more pollutants?

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Agricultural Air Quality Center Director, University of California, Davis, shares how the public has been lead to believe cows pollute more than people and cars. This conclusion, published by the California Environmental Protection Agency, was arrived at by using data from the 1930's and by implying causation when evidence says otherwise. From the 2011 Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, May 5-6, Arlington, VA, USA.