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FDA seeks comments on medicated feed approval process
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration reminded the public Aug. 20 that it is seeking public comment as it continues to explore possible modifications to the procedures and requirements for the approval of combination drug medicated feeds.
Currently, the use of multiple new animal drugs in the same medicated feed requires an approved new animal drug application (NADA) for each new animal drug in the combination, and a separate approved NADA for the combination new animal drug itself. The intent of this exploration is to consider changes intended to allow combination drug medicated feeds to be made available to the end user in the most efficient manner possible while protecting and promoting the public health, FDA said.
USDA seeks comments on mass carcass disposal plan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Aug. 14 that it is seeking public comments on a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for mass carcass management. Additionally, APHIS is also publishing an environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
APHIS began work on the draft EIS in 2013, well before the first cases of HPAI were discovered in the U.S. in December 2014. This EIS process typically takes two to three years. APHIS is continuing work on the EIS to assist with future animal disease outbreaks. Work related to the EIS that was done during the winter and spring outbreak of HPAI was consistent with the draft EIS.
Livestock carcasses in large numbers can present a potential environmental risk, and APHIS must effectively manage carcasses in a mass animal health emergency to reduce potential risks to humans, livestock and the surrounding environment.
FDA releases antimicrobial progress report
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Aug. 21 its third progress report highlighting recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals.
Additionally, the agency announced open registration for a public meeting to obtain stakeholder input on approaches for collecting on-farm antimicrobial drug use and resistance data.
There were 293 applications initially affected by Guidance For Industry #213, which calls on animal drug sponsors of approved medically important antimicrobials administered through medicated feed or water to voluntarily remove from their product labels indications for use related to growth promotion and bring the remaining therapeutic uses of these products under the oversight of a veterinarian by December 2016.
Pork Checkoff lawsuit revived
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia revived Aug. 14 a lawsuit involving the pork checkoff that has been dismissed for nearly two years.
The original Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) et al v. Vilsack lawsuit, filed by HSUS, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and an independent pig farmer, alleged the pork industry's ""Pork, The Other White Meat"" trademark slogan was sold unlawfully to fund National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) lobbying efforts.
In the initial lawsuit, the plaintiffs sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack under the Administrative Procedure Act for approving the trademark purchase and National Pork Board's (NPB) annual payments to NPPC.
Thanks and Congratulations
Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our recent Post- JAM 2015 survey. We do appreciate your time, the information and suggestions that you shared. They are very important as we plan for future meetings. We will be sharing some of the survey results in future issues of the ADSA Dair-e-News.
We are also pleased to announce the winners of the drawing for complementary registrations to the 2017 ADSA meeting from the folks who returned their post-JAM surveys. They are:
Scott Kronberg, Mandan, ND
Christa Kuhn, Dummerstorf, Germany
Chainarong Navanukraw, Khon Kaen, Thailand
30th Discover Conference Program is Set
Have you made plans yet to attend the 30th Discover Conference "Creating an Enduring U.S. Dairy Production Sector"? The speaker list is in place and will be a great program. You can check out the agenda and speakers on the DC 30 website. The Conference, hosted by the American Dairy Science Association®, will be held November 2-5, 2015 at Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. On-line and or mail-in registration is available on the website. The early registration deadline is October 2.
Are You Part of ADSA® on Linked In
Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow. We currently have 1,389 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to network with other dairy professionals from around the world. Check it out here.
Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science®.
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|Aug. 27-29, 2015 8th International congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology, Hotel LEGOLAND, Billund, Denmark For more information and registration click here
Sept. 1-3, 2015 Fluid Milk Packaged for Consumption - Processing & Testing for Quality & Safety Workshop, Food Science Conference Center, 148 Stocking Hall on the Cornell Campus in Ithaca, NY. For more information, click here.
Sept 8-9, 2015 Cultured Dairy Products Short Course UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here
Sept 13-15, 2015 NYS Cheese Manufacturers' Association .Annual Fall Meeting, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lake Placid, NY, for more information contact Janene Lucia 607-255-2892
Sept 16-17, 2015 The 76th Minnesota Nutrition Conference ,Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN, For more information click here.
Sept 17-19, 2015 48th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners* New Orleans, LA For more information click here
Sept 22-24, 2015 Master Artisan Short Course Series, UW Madison, For more information click here
Sept 28 - Oct 1, 2015, 5th International Symposium on Managing Animal Mortalities, Products, By-Products, and Associated Risks: Connecting Research, Regulations, and Responses. in Lancaster, PA. For more information click here
Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2015 World Dairy Expo "Dairy in Our DNA", Madison, WI. For more information click here
Oct 12-16, 2015 Cheese Tech Short Course, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here
Oct 13-15, 2015 High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact Steve Murphy 607-255-2893 or
Janene Lucia 607-255-2892
October 14-18, 2015 ADGA Annual Convention, The Riverside Hotel, Boise, ID. For more information contact American Dairy Goat Association, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ADGA.org.
Oct 20-21, 2015 Dairy Ingredient Applications, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here
Oct 20-22, 2015 Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA, for information and registration click here
Oct 20-22, 2015 77th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers*, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Oct 22-24, 2015 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by Penn State University in State College, PA For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Oct. 22-28, 2015 119th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting , Rhode Island Convention Center. Providence, RI, For more information click here
Oct. 26, 2015 Vat Pasteurization Workshop in Association with NYS Agriculture & Markets, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact Rob Ralyea 607-255-7643 or Janene Lucia 607-255-2892
Oct 26-28, 2015 12th Anniversary of the International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, Sydney Australia, For more information click here.
Oct 27-28, 2015 Basic Cheese Making Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information contact Rob Ralyea607-255-7643 or Janene Lucia607-255-2892
Nov 2-5, 2015 30th Discover Conference - "Creating an Enduring U.S. Dairy Production Sector", Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Il. For more information, click here
Nov 5-7, 2015 Cheese Grading Short Course, UW Madison, Babcock Hall, Room 205, For more information click here
Nov 9-11, 2015 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, Kansas City, Missouri, For more information click here
Nov. 9-12, 2015 The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Penn State University, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Bldg, University Park, PA. For more information and registration click here
Nov 11-12, 2015 PA Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop, For more information click here
Nov 12-13, 2015 DCRC Annual Meeting, Adam's Mark, Buffalo, New York, For more information click here
Nov 15-17, 2015 Southern Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by Virginia Tech in Abington, VA For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Feb 17-19, 2016 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by UW Platteville and Southwest Technical College in Platteville, WI For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Feb 23, 2016 Vermont Dairy Producers Conference, For more information click here
Feb 25-27, 2016 Western Regional Dairy Challenge: hosted by College of the Sequoias in Tulare, CA For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Mar. 8 - 11, 2016 34th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, for more information click here
Mar 14 - 16, 2016 Midwest Meeting ADSA® Midwest Branch and ASAS Midwestern Section, Des Moines, IA
April 7-9, 2016 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge & Academy: hosted by the Northeast Region in Syracuse, NY For more information, visit the Dairy Challenge web site
Apr18 - 20, 2016 Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information click here
May 1-4, 2016Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM) Conference, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
June 20-24, 2016 13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis*, Nantes, France, For more information click here
July 19-23, 2016 ADSA- ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)*, Salt Lake City, UT, for more information click here
June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information click here
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* Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
* Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
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