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Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection in horses can cause respiratory disease, abortion in mares, neonatal foal death, and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form of EHV-1 is called Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM). The virus can spread through the air, contaminated equipment, clothing and hands. EHV-1 is endemic to the United States and is usually handled by the States involved; USDA becomes involved in cases involving multiple States or movement of horses across State lines.

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Groups of displaced Japanese citizens ranging from several hundred to more than 10,000 were served meals of U.S. beef and pork in recent weeks through the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Japan Relief and Recovery Effort.

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feedlot_regUSDA-NASS released the May Cattle on Feed report on May 20. Cattle continued to pour into feedlots in April, with cattle and calves on feed in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaling 11.2 million head on May 1, up 7.4 percent from last year. The trade had estimated a 6.5 percent increase from last year.

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steakcase_regWhen springtime hits the rural regions, folks hunt for mushroom delicacies that pop up this time of year. People crave these, seek them out and guard their secret places, but they know it is for a limited time only.

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Triangle® vaccines, long-time staples of the Fort Dodge Animal Health vaccine line, now have a new look and updated names. As part of the expanded Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. portfolio, Triangle® 5 has replaced Triangle® 4 + Type II BVD, and Triangle® 10 replaces Triangle® 9 + Type II BVD.

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