Author Archives: Dan Grooms

2011 FSF Report

The program report for the 2011 Summer FSF program can be found by following this link 2011 MSU CVM SUMMER FSF Program Report . Enjoy!!

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AVMA Advocate – And Now, a Word from Some Fellows on Capitol Hill

Follow this link to read aboout Chelsea Render’s expereince in Washington DC – recently published in the AVMA advocate (Chelsea’s is the second in the series): AVMA ADVOCATE – And Now, a Word from Some Fellows on Capitol Hill

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Fisherman for a Day

A few weeks ago, we went to a fee fishing facility located on a 40 acre lake.  The spring-fed lake had been stocked with several species, including yellow perch, bluegill, smallmouth bass, and a few rainbow trout.  For the VHS … Continue reading

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The case of “Blazing Diarrhea”

I was able to help out with another interesting outbreak several weeks ago.  In June, an Amish family’s barn in south central Michigan caught on fire, with 240 one week old feeder calves inside.  With the barn roof ablaze, the … Continue reading

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Aquaculute in the US – Safe, Healthy, and Environmentally Friendly Food

There was recently a great article about aquaculture in TIME magazine, found here: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081796,00.html  I was encouraged that the article was in support of aquaculture, stating that American fish farms are doing a good job of making a safe, healthy, … Continue reading

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FSF India – Wolfpack Continues to Explore Agriculture and Culture

Students in the FSF program in India continue to explore both Indian Agriculture and Culture.  They have been actively engaged in several projects focused on BVDV, Brucellosis and dairy nutrition.  Recently, they became involved in a project focused on developing … Continue reading

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The State of Livestock in America – Hearings, Hearings, and more… Hearings.

 The 2012 Farm Bill will be uniquely challenging. Our nation’s enormous deficit has mandated that MAJOR spending cuts take place across all programs. The fast-paced House side has proposed some significant changes including disproportionate cuts to agriculture. While it’s recognized … Continue reading

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