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

Zimmie the Zebra Looking for New Home at #NAMA16

Chuck Zimmerman

Meet Zimmie the Zebra. This rare pygmy zebra has been homeless for some time as habitat in her native land of Zambia has been disappearing. When I found out about this I called Brian Rund, Nufarm, because he and I had worked on a zebra home placement project during Potato Expo earlier this year. During that show we helped Chip, …

Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Audio, Livestock, NAMA, Nufarm

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

2016 Looks Bright for AASV

Joanna Schroeder

The future looks bright for the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) whose conference this year saw record attendance and is expected to keep on growing. As the event came to an end, Chuck Zimmerman had a few minutes with Past President Dr. Ron Broderson, DVM and current President Dr. George Charbonneau, DVM, who also served as the Program Chair …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Swine

PRRS Update at #AASV2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Reid Philips is in an expert on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) who shared his knowledge in a presentation during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference in New Orleans. Phillips is a swine veterinarian in the Swine Health Division of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) who serves as the Technical Manager for the PRRS virus. One of BIVI’s …

AASV, Animal Health, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Veterinary