FDA posts adverse event report data for animal drugs, devices
In its continuing commitment to increase transparency, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced April 3 the availability of data from more than 30 years of adverse event reports related to animal drugs and devices used in animals.

Previously, CVM said this detailed level of data was only available via a Freedom of Information Act request, but now this information is electronically accessible to the public and available for automated searching.

The posting will include reports associated with approved animal drugs, unapproved/compounded drugs used in animals and devices used in animals and will be accessible via, a platform used by researchers, statisticians and other academics to access large, valuable public health datasets collected by the agency, CVM said.

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AVMA releases first-ever animal depopulation guidelines
The American Veterinary Medical Assn. (AVMA) has published its first ever "Guidelines for the Depopulation of Animals" to help veterinarians support animal welfare in situations where the difficult decision to depopulate has been made.

According to the announcement, these new AVMA guidelines are an important tool to help veterinarians make humane decisions in the most-dire situations. Because emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time, AVMA said this is vital guidance for veterinarians in every field of practice - from shelter medicine to agriculture, companion animal practice, zoos, public health and beyond.

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FDA announces new steps related to cannabis products

The Food & Drug Administration has announced new steps to advance the agency's continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products.

These steps apply to use in humans and animals and involve a public hearing scheduled for May and the formation of a high-level internal agency working group. FDA also took action against three companies on the human side this week for making unverified claims.

FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in recent years there has been a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and its components, including cannabidiol (CBD). He said FDA has seen, heard of interest in, products containing cannabis or cannabis derivatives that are marketed as human drugs, dietary supplements, conventional foods, animal foods and drugs, and cosmetics, among other things. Gottlieb announced the new steps April 3, a final move before he ends his term at the agency April 5.

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Center for Veterinary Business & Entrepreneurship launched   

What does cash flow and commercialization have to do with caring for cats or cows? Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) believes the answer is, quite simply, everything.

CVM has launched the Center for Veterinary Business & Entrepreneurship (CVBE), a new interdisciplinary program intended to spur research, training and outreach in veterinary business to improve animal health care, Cornell said in an announcement.

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ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Joins in calls for support of Genome to Phenome Initiative and Section 1433 programs in FY20 Budget
ADSA and FASS were among the 101 organizations requesting support of $10 million in appropriations for Section 1433 Continuing Animal Health and Disease, Food Security, and Stewardship Research, Education and Extension Programs in the fiscal year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill. They also were among the 35 organizations requesting support of $40 million for the Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative that was established in the 2018 Farm Bill. The initiative recognizes the critical need for increased federal investment to advance genomics in agriculturally important plant and animal species. These and other coalition letters that ADSA has joined may be found in the Advocacy section of the ADSA website .

Call for Late-Breaking Original Research Abstracts
Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm CDT on May 9, 2019
The 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting will include a Late-Breaking Abstracts session. The Program Committee is calling for late-breaking abstracts of original research that highlight a broad spectrum of work, including recently completed cutting-edge, high-tech research that is important to the species or discipline.
Up to eight abstracts will be accepted from those submitted for the session. The authors of these abstracts will present at the Late-Breaking Abstracts session from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 23. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to prepare both an oral and a poster presentation for this session. Oral presentations will include the speaker introduction, presentation, and question time in the usual 15-minute time slot. Posters of these presentations must be posted by 2:00 pm on Sunday (before the start of the oral session) and will remain on display for the duration of the meeting. This session is scheduled early in the program to allow networking with the presenting scientists and to avoid subject-matter conflicts.
Late-Breaking Abstracts can be submitted between April 3 and 11:59 pm (CDT) on May 9 at The submitter should follow the usual guidelines for style and form and must include a justification (<500 characters) of why the abstract is important and why it should be included in the late-breaking session. Preference will be given to material that could not have been submitted as a normal meeting abstract; for example, because the hypothesis is very new, the experiment had not been completed by the earlier deadline, or the technology was not available. Abstract authors will be notified of acceptance by May 29, 2019.
The abstracts (and justifications) will be evaluated by a member of the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting Overall Program Committee. Quality of research methods, importance to the field, and uniqueness and timeliness of the research are essential attributes of a late-breaking abstract. Progress reports of incomplete research or abstracts with incomplete analysis will not be considered. All abstracts are required to conform to the ADSA Annual Meeting Abstract Quality Standards. The decisions of the Late-Breaking Abstract Committee are final.
We have created a world-class dairy science program for you, in a lively, convenient, easy-to-reach city, so please make your plans now to join us in Cincinnati from June 23 to 26. Don't miss the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world! Online registration for the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting is now open. For those who prefer to register using a paper form, a printable PDF of the registration brochure and registration form is available online as well. Nonmembers may join ADSA now to attend the meeting for only $495.00 (must be a member and register online by 11:59 pm CDT on May 30). Join now and enjoy the great benefits of membership through December 31, 2019!
The ADSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Interbull Annual Meeting will be held at the nearby Hilton Netherland Plaza. Hotel room blocks have been secured at discounted rates for our attendees at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (ADSA HQ), Hilton Netherland Plaza (Interbull HQ), Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites (student HQ), and the Westin Cincinnati. You can book your room online now.
Other Important ADSA 2019 Annual Meeting Deadlines:
Housing: May 23
Early registration: May 30
An added benefit, your registration will include 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
Need ARPAS CEUs? The ADSA Annual Meeting has been approved for up to 21 ARPAS continuing education units (CEUs)
Thank you and we hope to see you in Cincinnati!
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Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 275 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2019, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 23 to 26, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.

LDHM is now available by the Section
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed.) book can now be purchased by the section. The ADSA® Foundation made this change to allow purchase of portions of the book for dairy science classes and for professionals with a particular focus.
You can preview and purchase the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed. e-book) at:  
This peer-reviewed book was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. It brings dairy science and management information to users in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The full e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections; the individual sections listed below can now be purchased in lieu of the full book at rates for ADSA members ($15/section) and nonmembers ($20/section).
  • Building Sustainability and Capacity
  • Large Herd Systems
  • Facilities and Environment
  • Milk Markets and Marketing
  • Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies
  • Calves and Replacements
  • Reproduction and Reproductive Management
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Management
  • Lactation and Milking Systems
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Animal and Herd Welfare
  • Herd Health
  • Business, Economic Analysis, and Decision-Making
  • Effectively Managing Farm Employees
  • Precision Management Technologies
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,644 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information about ADSA and industry activities as well as to network with other dairy professionals from around the world. Check it out here.
While on "Linked In" check out the ADSA Graduate Student Division (GSD) as well. You can find their page at

This conference will build upon the successes of fatty acid Discover Conferences from the last decade, serving as an update and comprehensive review and discussion of fatty acids in the current decade. The conference will draw on current data and identify both gaps in knowledge and opportunities to apply the current information.
Topics/Themes for the meeting include:

* Feed Lipid Supply
* Managing Fatty Acid in the Rumen
* Fatty Acid Digestibility
* Biological Effects of Fatty Acids
* Milk Fat: Processing and Product Quality    

Registration is open and filling fast. Attendance is limited, so register soon. Early registration discounts end on April 30, 2019, ARPAS has assigned 18 CEU's for ARPAS members participating in the 36th Discover Conference Click here to view the Conference Program and register.

This conference will focus on the latest developments in understanding how specific feeds or compounds alter animal performance through immune stimulation, microbial modification, metabolic regulation, and inflammation reduction. Conference
Conference Topics will Include:

*                 Microbial Modification
*                 Innate Immunity
*                 Adaptive Immunity
*                 Redox Potential and Cellular Stress
*                 Research Methodology and Application

Registration is now open. Attendance is limited, so register soon. Click here to view the Conference Program and register.

ARPAS has assigned 16 CEUs, based on contact hours and content, for ARPAS members in attendance at the 37th Discover Conference.

As an added bonus, your registration for Discover Conferences includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).

Calendar of Events
April 9-10, 2019  Accredited HACCP Workshop, Cornell University, 148 Stocking Hall. For more information, click here .

April 9-11, 2019    Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) Annual Conference: "Joining forces. Reaching higher", Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI, For more information click here
April 10, 2019  National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) Summit 2019 - Producing Food with Animals: Sustainability, efficiency, and security in the National Academy of Scient, Washington, DC. Click here to register.

April 15-17, 2019   Congress on Gastrointestinal Function', Gleacher Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, For more information click here
April 16 - 18, 2019   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, Click here for additional details
April 17, 2019, 4 p.m. CDT Dairy Cattle Welfare Council Webinar - "Designing the maternity pen with the cow's natural behavior in mind" by Katy Proudfoot, assistant professor, The Ohio State University, Click here to register.

Apr 22-26, 2019  World of Cheese from Pasture to Plate, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
April 23-25, 2019   HTST/UHT Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit
April 26, 2019  2 PM CDT  Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRD) webinar. "Feeding strategies to support health and fertility during the transition period." Jose Eduardo P. Santos, University of Florida, for registration and more information email DCRC at
May 1, 2019  HACCP Workshop, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
May 2-Jul 25, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
May 5-7, 2019  ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. "Where the dairy industry does business," for registration and more information,
May 8-10, 2019  ADPA Dairy Ingredients 360 Short Course. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. For more information,
May 15-16, 2019  The 2019 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC), Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. For more information and registration, click here .
May 28-31, 2019    36th ADSA Discover Conference * - Lipids in Dairy Nutrition: From Feed to Milk Fat, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL. Registration and other meeting details are available by clicking here..
May 29-30, 2019  4th Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium, Kissimmee, FL. For more information and registration click here.

June 4-6, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
June 12-13, 2019   4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for conference information
June 18-20, 2019    2nd International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, Rochester, MN, For more information visit 
June 23-26, 2019   2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Click here for additional details
Sept 4-Nov 27, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
Sept 10-11, 2019  Cultured Products, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 17-19, 2019  Master Artisan Course, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 24-26, 2019  Penn State Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information, visit
Oct 7-11, 2019  Cheese Technology, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 22-23, 2019  Dairy Ingredient Applications, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 24-25, 2019  Dairy Protein Beverages, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 24-30, 2019    USAHA 123rd Annual Meeting*, Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, RI, Click here for more details
Oct 28-31, 2019   37th ADSA Discover Conference  - Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production: Science, Functions and the Future, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL Click here for more information.
Oct 29-31, 2019  Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State. For more information and registration, visit
Nov. 5-6, 2019    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Nov 6-8, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Dec 10-12, 2019  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Concentrated Milk, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit

Nov. 11-12, 2020.    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here
 for more information
*An S-PAC Partner Conference
If your organization's conference isn't among the ever growing list that contribute proceedings and presentations to S-PAC®, ask your conference organizer to contact Ken Olson for more information about the benefits of participation.
If you would like to have an event included in the "Dates to Note," please contact Ken Olson.

Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
                                 We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the  Journal of Dairy Science ®.

Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
ADSA Membership Benefits                                  
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership, which is the least expensive of all national animal-related professional societies, includes all of the following benefits with no additional fees, charges or suggested donations?

*        Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science®
*        ADSA Annual Meeting registration at reduced member rates
*        Discover Conference registration at reduced member rates
*      Large Dairy Herd Management 3rd edition e-book at reduced member rates
*        S-PAC: Free access to ADSA Annual Meeting, past JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
*        S-PAC subscription at reduced member rates
*      A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and research
*        Access to ADSA's large and growing recorded symposia library       
*        ADSA News (semi-annual association newsletter)
*        ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA weekly industry newsletter)
*        Access to member directory
*        Peer recognition through ADSA, Foundation and Sponsored Award Program
*        Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science®
*        Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
*        Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
*        Quality networking with academic, government and industry professionals
*        Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
*        Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
For more information on your benefits, please visit:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:

American Dairy Science Association
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