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  • Animal Legal and Historical Web Center


    This Website contains over 1,000 full text cases, over 1,000 U.S. statutes, and over 50 topics with comprehensive explanations on some of the more interesting issues of the animal area. There are also a number of legal articles addressing a wide variety of animal topics. The site may be browsed by: State, Topic, Subject, Species, and Country.

  • Biosecurity Guides for Animal Agriculture




    Biosecurity can be defined as those practices designed to prevent the introduction of a harmful agent into a defined setting. In livestock operations, this means preventing harmful agents such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or toxins from coming in contact with livestock. The American Feed Industry Association’s Guide to Biosecurity Awareness says animals and feed ingredients may become adulterated by the following

    • Biological (bacteria, toxins, viruses, parasites, etc.).
    • Chemical (classical chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals such as pesticides — including rodenticides, and heavy metals).
    • Radiological (agents that can be delivered in liquid or solid form).
    • Physical (metals, glass and plastic).

    The guidelines in these biosecurity guides can be used to help protect your livestock from dangerous substances.

  • MVMA Animal Welfare Conference (November 2014)


    November 24, 2014.  9:00am - 5:00pm.


    MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.


    MVMA’s 2014 Animal Welfare Conference focus is "Animal Welfare--The Human Component." The conference will focus on how veterinarians work together with producers and others for humane treatment of animals at every stage of life.  Some topics include: Community cats in the Northeast; The future of zoos; Animal sentience and animal emotion; The role of democracy in welfare; Healing the wounded healer; Who has the better welfare: the retired cutting horse or the retired race horse?; Live animal demonstration with sheep and goats (plus, a therapy goat). 

    The conference offers 7 hours of continuing education credits.

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