Antibiotic Use – California has passed legislation strictly regulating the use of antibiotics in livestock production. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, talks about consumer perceptions of antibiotic use on the farm.
Seneca Valley Virus – Dustin Loy, UNL School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explains how the Seneca Valley Virus can impact pigs. Dustin also explains how the virus can mirror symptoms of foot-and-mouth disease.
Avian Influenza – Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, gives an update on avian influenza in the U.S. If you suspect one of your birds may have avian influenza, you can send it to UNL’s Veterinary Diagnostic Center for testing.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.