Creating Solutions – R&D in the Field with #BIVIswine

Lizzy Schultz

Research and development in animal health is all well and good, but a strong team of professional services veterinarians to help implement and communicate to the producers is needed to ensure lab creations are effective. While visiting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s (BIVI) new R&D facility in Ames, Iowa, I sat down with Dr. John Waddell, senior associate director, professional services …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, World Pork Expo

BIVI’s Swine Diagnostics Revolution

Joanna Schroeder

There is a swine diagnostics revolution and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.’s is leading the way. The company’s Health Management Center (HMC) in Ames, Iowa is where Wayne Chittick, as manager, takes swine diagnostics to the next level.The swine diagnostic lab is part BIVI’s technical services group and was on display during this year’s World Pork Expo. Chittick said the lab …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, World Pork Expo

BIVI Expands R&D Facilities in Iowa

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) recently opened a new research and development facility at Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa and ZimmComm’s own Jamie Johansen had the opportunity to tour the facility prior to the official kick off of the 2016 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The Health Management Center (HMC) is also located on the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Research, Swine, Technology

Vets Turn Focus on Soil Health

Lizzy Schultz

Several international experts in animal health and nutrition were present at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, where their expert testimony on the solutions to the wide array of challenges facing animal production could be heard by a global audience. Prof. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and expert in Veterinary Toxicology who works with the European Food Safety Authority …

Ag Group, Alltech, Animal Health, Audio, International, Soil, Veterinary

The Building Blocks to Better Beef Production

Lizzy Schultz

This year at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, attendees had access to a variety of special sessions that highlighted some of the global opportunities currently breaking new ground in different sectors of agriculture production. Dan Dhuyvetter, Director of Marketing, Research and Development, and Nutrition Services for block supplement manufacturer Ridley Block Operations spoke during the special session on the beef …

Ag Group, Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Forage

Ceva Swine Adds Sales Veteran to Team

Jamie Johansen

Julie Schwalbe has joined Ceva Animal Health’s swine business unit as strategic account manager. In her new role, Schwalbe’s number one priority is the customer – listening and learning about their needs while going above and beyond to provide an unparalleled customer experience. “Julie has proven herself to be a highly knowledgeable and experienced partner to both swine veterinarians and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement, Swine

BASF & Balchem Collaborate on New Product

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. This relationship will open the door to a portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance. Look for offerings at World Pork Expo, June 8-10 in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our alliance with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

Bayer #AgVocacy Forum Talks Antibiotic Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science held a series of panels covering a variety of important topics during an #AgVocacy Forum at the 2016 Commodity Classic last week in New Orleans. Discussion surrounded antibiotic resistance in crops, animals, and humans, and how all three of those industries must share equal responsibility in terms of prioritizing antibiotic stewardship in their fields. The panel included …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, Bayer, Research, Science, University

Research Studies How Pigs React to Infection

Joanna Schroeder

How do pigs respond to infection? This is the passion of Dr. Mike Murtaugh, Ph.D from the University of Minnesota. His passion was rewarded when he received funding through the Respiratory Disease Research Board with support from BIVI of $35,000 for his project, “Pen-Side Respiratory Pathogen Identification. The honor was bestowed during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Swine