ADUFA Reauthorization Ensures Important Animal Drug Access

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan The Animal Drug User Fee Act, better known as ADUFA, received reauthorization with the recent stop-gap funding bill passed by Congress. Signed into law in 2003, reauthorization has been required every five years since then. ADUFA amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, allowing the FDA to collect fees dedicated to the animal drug review process. Through …

Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health to Acquire Virtual Fencing Developer

Dan Cattle

Merck Animal Health recently announced an agreement to acquire Vence, an innovator in virtual fencing for rotational grazing and livestock management. Vence provides enhanced technology for producers and ranchers to track, monitor and manage the movement of cattle through a high-tech platform of virtual fencing solutions. Using a computer or smartphone, customers can manage cattle movement and facilitate rotational grazing. …

Tyson, Merck Fund Poultry Research Facility

Josh McGill Industry News Release

Merck Animal Health and Tyson Foods are providing funding to Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Poultry Science department to build a new research facility. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the two companies have provided a $500,000 gift for the laboratory where scientists will focus on solving intestinal health issues in poultry. A University spokesperson says the …