Federal judge rules Yakima Valley dairy manure a threat to the environment

  |   Professional News, Uncategorized

Creating what could be far-reaching implications for agriculture, a U.S. district judge ruled against a large industrial dairy in central Washington and determined that manure is not a beneficial farm product but a solid waste that poses an environmental threat because of the contamination it causes to groundwater. As reported in the StarTribune, high levels of nitrates have been found in the drinking water in the Yakima area, which can cause serious health problems. This is the first time the Resource...

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WSVMA “Who We Are” poster arriving soon

  |   Uncategorized, WSVMA News

The WSVMA “Who We Are” poster depicting the caring nature of veterinarians is being mailed to each practice with WSVMA members. The poster is designed to portray the compassion you feel for your patients and clients and the quality of medicine you practice each day. Please display it in a prominent location in your hospital waiting room. This 11 x 17 poster will help clients further understand your dedication to their beloved pets and it will help strengthen their relationship...

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WSDA establishes quarantine to control poultry movement in SE Washington

  |   Animal Health, Uncategorized

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reports they have adopted an emergency rule establishing a quarantine zone for avian influenza (AI) that covers approximately 20 square miles surrounding Benton and Franklin counties where AI has been discovered in flocks of mixed poultry and other birds. This follows the discovery of highly-pathogenic H5N2 AI in Benton County. AI has also been found in British Columbia, Whatcom County, WA, and southern Oregon. The quarantine will be in effect for at least 240...

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