Pig

FDA recinds approval of Phibro pig drug due to human cancer worry

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Turkey

Avian flu: Poultry insiders fear the threat may be far from over

Merck diabetes app for pets

Pet health management apps are picking up steam and Merck is getting in on the trend. The company is rolling out a free app that lets pet owners monitor their…

Werner Baumann

Bayer’s outgoing CEO, Marijn Dekkers, is getting set to hand the reins over to Werner Baumann, Bayer’s head of strategy, on May 1, and it’s not so clear how…

Influenza

The H3N2 strain of canine influenza that spread across the Midwest last year sparked panic among dog owners and prompted both Merck and Zoetis to speed…

DNA

Ryan and Adam Boyko have long dreamt of creating a 23andme for dogs--a genetic testing service that could map out key traits and ancestry details from saliva…

USDA-inspected meat

The USDA released draft rules on April 7 that would hold producers of organic meat to several new standards for how they should treat their food animals. The…

Tilapia

Scientists identify farmed tilapia virus

An international team of scientists has discovered the cause of the massive die-offs of farmed tilapia that started in 2009: an illness they've dubbed…

Walmart is jumping on the cage-free egg bandwagon, months after its retail peers joined the cause and animal rights activists pushed for the changes.

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Spotlight: Zoetis gets USDA nod for bird flu vaccine

More than two dozen wildlife experts gathered in Seattle on March 29 to develop an innovative program aimed at improving the management of 84 endangered orcas…

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Lethal bat disease spreads, as experts search for clues

Wildlife experts were alarmed when a case of a fungal disease in bats called white-nose syndrome was reported in Washington state in mid-March--the first…