Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold a series of listening sessions on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) this month.
Washington -- The cost of implementing a National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in the cattle sector is $175.9 million annually, which represents 91.5 percent of the total cost of the program, according to a study released by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Raleigh, N.C. -- A new brachytherapy facility at North Carolina State Veterinary Teaching Hospital allows horse owners with animals suffering from skin cancer to choose less lengthy, more accurate treatment.
Stillwater, Okla. -- Starting this fall, live animals used in Oklahoma State University's veterinary school surgical laboratory will be returned to shelters for adoption instead of being euthanized, officials say.
National Report -- The pleading of agriculture groups against using the term "swine flu" for the new multi-species strain of swine influenza got results. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced they would now refer to the pandemic-causing virus as influenza A/H1N1.
Washington -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a final guidance document April 30 about the substances prohibited for use in animal feed, relating to its new rule to protect against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).