Veterinary

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about 47,000 head of dairy cattle to provide fresh, wholesome milk to residents, compared with 81,000 […]

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NCDA&CS staff trains others on foaming

Staff from the Veterinary and Emergency Programs divisions spent a recent day on a Moore County poultry farm training U.S. Department of Agriculture contractors how to humanely depopulate a poultry flock using foam. The contractors were from disaster response companies in Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana that are under contract with USDA to go into states […]

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Faces in the Field: Shelley Swaim, Animal Welfare Inspector

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section has come a long way in the six years since it was established. The section is responsible for inspecting and regulating animal shelters, boarding facilities and pet shops across the state. Five inspectors cover all 100 counties, and each facility is inspected at least […]

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Today’s Topic: Upgrades to veterinary laboratory

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” NCDA&CS  Veterinary laboratories have been undergoing some major upgrades in the past five years, with the latest upgrades slated to be complete by the end of this month. This will add a second Bio-Security Level 3 […]

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