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The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) recently broke ground on its new veterinary diagnostic center. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) contributed support for the state-of-the-art facility that will provide improved service to livestock producers and veterinarians throughout the region and the country. It is expected to open by the end of 2017.

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The avian influenza outbreak continues to grow and leads to more questions about the impact on livestock and meat markets. USDA-APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) reports that the current toll is nearly 34 million birds depopulated.

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Exports of U.S. beef gained momentum in March after starting the year slowly, according to data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Thanks in part to researchers at the University of California – Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, cattle ranchers in California, Nevada and Oregon are one step closer to having a vaccine available to treat a tick-borne bacterial disease – commonly known as “foothill abortion” – which kills cow fetuses.

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Cattle operations are often directly affected by weather events, so it’s no surprise that most Progressive Cattleman readers are at least somewhat concerned about climate change.

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