Equine Infectious Anemia in Canada Discussed in Upcoming Webinar

Ames, Iowa  – GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting a free webinar, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Canada, on Thursday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. CDT for veterinarians, diagnostic laboratories and horse owners who want more information about EIA compliance and management. Join industry experts for an overview and discussion about EIA in Canada, the current regulations […]

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Joel Harris Joins GlobalVetLINK as Director of Product

Ames, Iowa – GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is pleased to announce Joel Harris has joined the company as the Director of Product. Harris brings over 10 years of marketing, sales, operations and product management experience in the animal health market to his new role at GVL. Previously, Harris served as the VP of Operations at Harrisvaccines, which was […]

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GlobalVetLINK Featured on American Farmer, RFD-TV Show

American Farmer is a breakthrough program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. From seed to harvest, livestock and more, the producers have traveled the country covering the people, places and issues impacting all areas of farm country. This American Farmer episode, Exploring the role technology plays in animal health […]

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RFD TV Show, American Farmer, Features GlobalVetLINK on June 13

Announcing New Episode of American Farmer; Featuring Farmweld, Smart Sort & GlobalVetLINK Exploring the role technology plays in animal health and production. Jupiter, FL ─ DMG Productions is proud to announce a new episode of the highly acclaimed, award winning television program, American Farmer, airing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:30 am ET on […]

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Farmers Cooperative and GlobalVetLINK Partner for VFDs

Arkansas-based Farmers Cooperative announced its partnership today with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to offer electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) services in its 17 locations. Since many previously over-the-counter antibiotics now require a VFD from a veterinarian to be fed, many producers and feed distributors are adjusting the processes they have in place to be more efficient. “The […]

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GlobalVetLINK Wins Two Prometheus Awards at Technology Association of Iowa’s Annual Celebration

TAI & LWBJ Announce 2017 Prometheus Award Winners The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, and LWBJ announced yesterday, to a record-breaking crowd at the 12th Annual Prometheus Awards celebration, the 2017 LWBJ Prometheus Award winners. The Prometheus Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology […]

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Understanding “Free Choice” and “Hand Fed” Feeds Which Include Chlortetracycline

As we continue to hear questions and feedback from the industry about new regulatory changes, we’re working with our Expert Council to provide a series of Expert Notes to the industry to help address questions and concerns, supply additional information and educate stakeholders about compliance. Our Expert Council is made up of industry professionals and […]

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GlobalVetLINK Named 2017 Prometheus Awards Finalist in Three Categories

GlobalVetLINK is proud to be announced as a finalist in three categories of the Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) 12th Annual LWBJ Prometheus Awards. The categories include Software Company of the Year, Ag Technology Company of the Year and Technology Company of the Year – Small & Medium. See the full announcement from TAI below, or […]

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American Farmer Explores GlobalVetLINK

DMG Productions explores technology in animal health and wellness. Jupiter, FL ─ DMG Productions is proud to announce that it will feature GlobalVetLINK in an upcoming episode of the highly acclaimed television series, American Farmer, airing second quarter 2017 on RFD-TV. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for more […]

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Extralabel Use of Medicated Feeds for Minor Species

As we continue to hear questions and feedback from the industry about new regulatory changes, we’re working with our Expert Council to provide a series of Expert Notes to the industry to help address questions and concerns, supply additional information and educate stakeholders about compliance. Our Expert Council is made up of industry professionals and […]

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Zoetis Joins GlobalVetLINK’s VFD System

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Zoetis announced today a partnership for GVL’s web-based Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. In preparation for the final VFD implementation on January 1, 2017, Zoetis joins GVL to ensure that all label information and instructions for Zoetis products requiring a VFD will be accurate and complete in GVL’s FeedLINK system. “This […]

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Happy Holidays from GlobalVetLINK

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Please note our office is closed on December 23-26 and January 2 with limited customer support staff.

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Kent Nutrition Group Partners with GlobalVetLINK for VFDs

Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) is partnering with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to help prepare their dealers for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that will occur January 1, 2017. GVL’s complete VFD system, FeedLINK®, provides feed distributors and dealers with a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant online software solution to manage all VFDs, letters of acknowledgement and […]

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All VFD Drugs Now Active in GlobalVetLINK System

In preparation for expanded Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) on January 1, 2017, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) has announced that current and transition FDA-approved VFD drugs are active in its FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System on December 13, 2016. This means that veterinarians will be able to write VFDs for all of the drugs that will transition to VFD […]

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Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Veterinarian

The following announcement was released by The Pork Checkoff on December 3, 2016. The full article is located here. Contact: Cindy Cunningham National Pork Board ccunningham@pork.org 515-223-2600 Find-A-Vet Tool Helps U.S. Pig Farmers Locate a Veterinarian Valid Veterinarian Relationship Essential to Comply with New Antibiotic Regulations DES MOINES, IOWA – Dec. 6, 2016 – Find-A-Vet […]

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Micro Technologies Partners with GlobalVetLINK to Offer Seamless Veterinary Feed Directive Management

Integrated Solution Enables Livestock Producers to Track and Manage Feed-Grade VFDs ahead of 2017 Regulatory Changes                GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Micro Technologies, a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced today a partnership to integrate their software platforms, offering a seamless solution for livestock producers to track and manage feed-grade Veterinary Feed […]

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GlobalVetLINK Exhibits at 2016 AAEP Annual Convention

The American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 62nd Annual Convention offers CE education, networking opportunities and access to more than 300 solution providers in the trade show. This year’s event will be held December 3-7 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) has long supported the AAEP, and is once again exhibiting […]

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CFIA Approves GlobalVetLINK’s Electronic EIA Certification System

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today that its electronic Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) certificate system, EquusLINK™, is now approved for use in Canada by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). “GVL worked closely with the CFIA to create an electronic EIA certification system for vets, laboratories and owners, which is now approved for use in Canada,” said […]

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VFD Questions and Answers Webinar on Nov. 15

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting a free VFD Question and Answer Webinar on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT for veterinarians, producers and feed distributors who want more information about VFD compliance and management. With final implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes approaching on January 1, many questions remain throughout the industry […]

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Free Webinars Provide VFD News and Updates for Feed Distributors

Final implementation of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule begins January 1, 2017, and many feed distributors still have questions and concerns about compliance, workload and inspections. GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is hosting three free webinars to help educate feed distributors about recent VFD news, resources to aid in managing the VFD process, and tips for […]

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VFD Survival Strategy Webinars Available To Watch Online

Throughout July and August, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) hosted a series of “VFD Survival Strategy” webinars for the industry. The recordings of those webinars are now available to watch on the company’s website or YouTube channel. Each VFD Survival webinar focused on a specific segment of the industry – veterinarians, feed distributors, and swine, beef, dairy, poultry […]

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Vets Can “Practice” VFDs with New Veterinary Feed Records Tool

Today GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) released a new Veterinary Feed Record (VFR) feature that offers veterinarians a tool for managing and tracking non-VFD, feed-grade antibiotics (ie. carbadox, bacitracin, tiamulin) in its FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System. Writing VFRs allows vets to simulate the VFD (Veterinary Feed Directive) process, providing a “practice” method to prepare for expanded VFDs coming […]

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Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK Continue VFD Partnership

Huvepharma and GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), announced today their plans to continue their partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. Huvepharma and GVL have collaborated for several years, and the companies will continue to work together to ensure that all label information and instructions for Huvepharma products requiring a VFD or vet prescription will […]

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FDA Issues Guidance on Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format

On September 21, 2016, the FDA issued the final, updated version of Guidance for Industry #233 VFD Common Format Questions and Answers. GFI #233 is meant to provide animal drug sponsors who are seeking approval for use of their drug in or on animal feed as a veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug with a recommended common VFD […]

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Hubbard Feeds Partners with GlobalVetLINK for VFD Trainings

Hubbard Feeds, a division of Ridley Inc., an Alltech Company, has participated in a series of meetings for their dealers with GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) to help them prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) changes that will occur January 1, 2017. GVL’s complete VFD system, FeedLINK®, provides feed distributors and dealers with a 21 CFR Part […]

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GlobalVetLINK Exhibits at AABP Annual Conference

The GlobalVetLINK team is attending and exhibiting at the 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), Septebmer 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit GlobalVetLINK in Booth 712 of the exhibit area for: Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) information and resources Demo of FeedLINK Electronic VFD System Demo of ScriptLINK Electronic Veterinary Prescription […]

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Merck Animal Health and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Partnership, Aquaculture Webinar

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Merck Animal Health announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. To help the industry prepare for coming VFD changes, the two companies are hosting a “VFD Survival Strategy for Aquaculture Production” webinar on Thursday, September 15 at noon CDT. Additional details of the webinar are at […]

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FDA Begins VFD Inspections “Pilot Project”

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced a strategy to begin measuring compliance with the VFD rule this year, in preparation for January 2017 when the new changes go into effect. Part of that strategy is a VFD Inspection Tool that helps guide investigators through the necessary parts of the VFD form as […]

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VFD Survival Strategy Webinar Series Announced

An upcoming “VFD Survival Strategy” webinar series, hosted by GlobalVetLINK, will provide information and resources from leading veterinarians and industry experts to help with preparation for compliance with Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). With the new VFD regulations changes coming in January 2017, many in the industry still have questions about how the changes will affect […]

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Paperwork, Time, Resources

As veterinarians, producers, feed mills and industry professional figure out how they’re going to handle Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs) in the coming months, it’s important to keep in mind the increase in resources this ruling will require — including the time it takes to create and distribute VFDs, as well as the resources needed to […]

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Phibro Animal Health Joins GlobalVetLINK’s VFD System

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Phibro Animal Health Corporation announced today a partnership for GVL’s electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) System, FeedLINK®. In preparation for the final VFD implementation on January 1, 2017, Phibro joins GVL in providing the industry with a solution to help make compliance as simple as possible. Phibro’s participation ensures that all label […]

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Swine Vet Center Partners with GlobalVetLINK for Herd Health Solutions

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) and Swine Vet Center, P.A., announced today that they will be entering into a working relationship to manage herd health. The industry-leading swine veterinary consultants will now be managing Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), diagnostic results and history, as well as veterinary prescriptions, through GVL’s web-based solutions. Dr. Paul […]

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GlobalVetLINK at World Pork Expo

This year at World Pork Expo we’re giving a “sneak peek” of two new solutions that offer veterinarians a complete, digital antibiotic record system. Plus, you can sign up to win a free iPad mini! Make sure you stop by Booth 1026 at VIB!

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Confirmed Case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Pennsylvania

The EDCC reported the following case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) on May 21, 2016:  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture today announced that an Order of Special Quarantine has been posted at an equine facility in Enon Valley, Lawrence County, after a horse on the premises tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at the […]

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PigCHAMP and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Integration

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today the integration of PigCHAMP’s swine management software with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive solution. With this integration, pork producers will be able to access FeedLINK VFD information directly from their PigCHAMP application and eventually import data and information between the two platforms. “We are very pleased to be working with […]

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Easy Automation and GlobalVetLINK Announce VFD Integration

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today the integration of Easy Automation’s Feed Office Enterprise (FOE) Software with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive solution. With this integration, feed mill professionals can manage orders, formulas, inventory, pricing and VFD validity through a single software platform. “The feed industry has concerns about how they’re going to change their processes […]

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Pharmgate’s Aivlosin 17% Added to FeedLINK

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) added Pharmgate Animal Health’s Aivlosin® 17% to its FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Aivlosin 17% Tylvalosin Type A Medicated Article for the control of Porcine Proliferative Enteritis (PPE) associated with Lawsonia intracellularis infection in swine is available with a VFD from a veterinarian. The addition of Aivlosin 17% to FeedLINK provides […]

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Pennsylvania Horse Tests Positive for EIA

The following announcement appeared on TheHorse.com on April 20, 2016: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced April 20 the quarantine of an equine barn in Halifax, in Dauphin County, after a horse at the barn tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) on April 18. There are 19 other horses quarantined on the premises as […]

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“Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” Webinar Hosted by GlobalVetLINK

GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) announced today its plan to host a free webinar titled, “Veterinary Feed Directives: Taking Action” on April 19, 2016. The one-hour session is ideal for veterinarians, feed industry personnel and producers responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what steps they can take now to prepare for the changes in veterinary […]

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What is GVL SmartEngine Technology?

  The Purpose of GVL® SmartEngine™ Technology GVL® SmartEngine™ technology was introduced to GlobalVetLINK’s platform in 2015, but the technology was part of the company’s vision long before. The concept of requirements built into the system has always been part of GVL’s plan. The built-in GVL SmartEngine technology is what makes GVL’s digital animal health […]

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FeedLINK Expands VFD Drug Options with Elanco’s Kavault

In January, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) added Kavault® to its FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Kavault is a new swine antibiotic from Elanco Animal Health for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in groups of weaned pigs that is only available with a VFD. Elanco has […]

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GVL eVFDs Are Part 11 Compliant

Recently the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine issued responses to VFD questions gathered during Farm Foundation workshops. This is a valuable resource for the industry as Jan. 1, 2017 approaches and many questions remain. With these clarifications, we also want to help you understand how GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) FeedLINK eVFD system fits in with the FDA’s guidelines. […]

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GVL Launches New HorseSYNC App for Users

GVL® announced today the launch of the HorseSYNC™ mobile app. The free app enables veterinarian users to upload horse photos and information to their accounts for digital health certificates and EIA (Coggins) test certificates. “We developed the HorseSYNC app so GVL users would have a more efficient method of getting horse photos and information into […]

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Extended Customer Support Hours

Beginning March 1, GVL will have extended Customer Support hours through April 30.  The new support hours are: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday Our Customer Success Team can be reached by phone or email. Phone: 515-817-5704 Email: gvlsupport@globalvetlink.com

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Upcoming Training Webinars – March

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full FeedLINK / VFD System Training Wednesday, March 2 3:00 p.m. CDT Full System Training for […]

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MetaFarms Platform to Interface with GVL FeedLINK Electronic VFD System

GVL® and MetaFarms, Inc. announced today their plans to interface the MetaFarms livestock production platform with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. “As the countdown nears on VFD rules taking effect, we’re taking a lead role in providing producers and vets with a more automated solution,” says Brian Parker, MetaFarms VP of Market […]

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Prairie Systems Feed Allocation System Integrates with GVL FeedLINK Electronic VFD System

GVL® and Prairie Systems announced today the integration of Prairie Systems’ Feed Allocation System (FAS) with GVL’s FeedLINK® Electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) solution. With this integration, producers can track VFD’s, withdrawal periods and process verification through a single web-based application. “As new regulations take effect this year, the paper scripting process will continue to […]

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Recent VFD News and Articles

To help you stay informed of recent news and information around the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), we’ve listed some recent articles for your convenience. Much confusion remains around VFDs and the impact it will have on the industry. Keep checking in with GlobalVetLINK for more information and resources in the near future!   Recent VFD […]

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Upcoming Training Webinars Jan. – Feb.

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Thursday, January 14 3:00 p.m. CDT […]

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Pharmgate Joins GVL® FeedLINK® Electronic VFD System

GVL® announced a partnership with Pharmgate Animal Health. This new relationship will assure Pharmgate Animal Health’s antibiotics are a part of GVL’s FeedLINK® electronic Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) system. Starting December 2016, additional drugs need a VFD from a veterinarian and FeedLINK will incorporate these into the system for fast fulfillment. The FeedLINK system’s complete […]

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GVL’s Top 5 Updates from 2015

GlobalVetLINK (GVL(R)) has much to celebrate as 2015 comes to an end, and many exciting things to look forward to as 2016 begins! Here are our top five updates that were made to GVL systems and products throughout the last year. Fully FDA Compliant VFD System: FeedLINK® Veterinary Feed Directive (eVFD) System is a fully […]

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GVL Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the GVL team! We hope you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. Please note that GlobalVetLINK is closed December 24-25 and January 1 for the holidays. View our holiday email.

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Upcoming Training Webinars Dec. – Jan.

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Tuesday, December 22 8:00 a.m. CDT Full […]

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GlobalVetLINK Adds GVL SmartEngine™ Technology to Systems

  Animal health practitioners and owners face growing challenges in maintaining compliance with state livestock movement requirements. GlobalVetLINK’s new, patent-pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps eliminate the burden of regulatory compliance. System users now have the ability to look up state import and animal disease traceability (ADT) requirements and automatically verify them in one place to […]

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Coming Soon: HorseSYNC™ App

The New HorseSYNC™ App Simplifies Equine Data Management Getting photos and horse information from your mobile device to your GlobalVetLINK account is easier than ever with the new HorseSYNC app! Enter Equine Data on Your Mobile Device Online or Offline Automatically Upload Photos and Data to Your GVL Account Keep Horse Info and Photos Organized […]

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GlobalVetLINK Hires New Team Member

GlobalVetLINK L.C. (GVL®) has hired a new team member, Digital Solutions Specialist Amy Patterson. At GVL, Patterson is tasked with building relationships in the marketplace with veterinarians, producers, feed distributors and pharmaceutical companies. She specializes in assisting those customers with Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) compliance, antibiotic oversight, animal health data analysis and herd health information. […]

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Upcoming Training Webinars, Nov. – Dec.

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is now offering free weekly training webinars! Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session you would like to attend. SESSION SCHEDULE Full System Training for New Veterinarian & Vet Clinic Users Tuesday, November 24 8:00 a.m. […]

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New Training Webinars, Oct. – Nov.

In order to help you make the most of the GlobalVetLINK systems, our Customer Success team is now offering free weekly training webinars! Each webinar will have a specific area of focus. Please see the schedule below and sign up for the session that applies to you. SESSION SCHEDULE GVL Training Session 1: Veterinarians Tuesday, October […]

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GVL System Enhancements Simplify Compliance

Date: October 1, 2015 Time: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event: GVL System Enhancements Simplify Compliance Ames, Iowa (Oct 1, 2015) – Today GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) introduced new system enhancements that help simplify compliance with the recent Veterinary Feed Directives (VFD) ruling and increase efficiency in veterinary clinics. The development release is the largest of 2015 and affects […]

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VFD Brochures Outline Each Sector’s Responsibilities

With a lot of talk about the new VFD ruling, the FDA has released several brochures that list the specific responsibilities of veterinarians, clients and distributors for compliance. The brochures have information on responsibilities, as well as, commonly asked questions and answers. You can find the brochures and more information in an article on Drovers […]

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Swine Health Information Center Receives Positive Feedback

The new Swine Health Information Center that recently opened its offices in Perry, Iowa this year, is receiving positive feedback from pork producers and veterinarians. Executive director of the center, Paul Sundberg, said producers are eager for the center to begin its work to help detect potential disease threats and prevent losses from diseases. Sundberg […]

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The Veterinarian’s Role in VFD Compliance

The FDA recently published a draft of “Guidance for Industry 210: Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers.” This outlines requirements under the new VFD rule and offers recommendations and answers questions regarding veterinarian’s responsibilities. Among a long list of responsibilities and guidelines, includes information regarding filing VFD forms in either paper or electronic formats. […]

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Its all about the judicious use

With the recent changes in the world of veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, it is important to look back at all of the antibiotic oversight throughout the years. Back in 1996, Congress enacted the Animal Drug Availability Act (ADAA) establishing a new regulatory category for certain animal drugs in animal feed. In 2000 the FDA […]

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FDA Releases Final VFD Ruling

Last week the FDA released its final rule of the Veterinary Feed Directive. The rule is a part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals. One of the biggest changes in this rule is the elimination of over the counter availability, and the transition to needing […]

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Timeline for Federal Antimicrobial Policy

Today Drover’s CattleNetwork published a timeline to help explain the FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive rule that was released last week. The timeline goes back to April 2012, when the FDA issued Guidance for Industry 209, and extends through December 2016, which is the target date for full implementation of Guidance 213. GlobalVetLINK is easing the […]

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GlobalVetLINK Tool Eases Concerns of Changes to VFD

Ames, Iowa (June 5, 2015) – On June 3, 2015 the FDA released a major policy change in how animal stakeholders will be required to handle Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). The changes announced will affect multiple animal health areas, such as pharmaceutical companies, veterinarians and producers. The animal health industry will be seeing changes in […]

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New AnimalRegs.com States Added

Ames, Iowa (June 3, 2015) –GlobalVetLINK recently released their latest tool for veterinarians and animal owners, and has attracted a lot of attention within a short amount of time. GVL’s Animal Movement Requirements Look-up web portal powered by the patent pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology, was released on March 16th, and currently has interstate movement requirements […]

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Safeguards to Avoid Spread of Disease

Within the last week there have been confirmed cases of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. To prevent any more spread, the Idaho State Racing Commission and Idaho State Department of Agriculture have put safeguards in place for Live Race Meets in the state. All livestock entering the state that originate […]

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Secure Egg Supply Article

An article written recently by T.S. Gatz, a well-known independent writer in the animal health industry, addresses the actions initiated by the poultry industry to minimize the risk of disease spread and ensure business continuity for uninfected premises. Briefly mentioned in the article are the efforts GlobalVetLINK is making to “to develop a vigorous and […]

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Ten States Live on Movement Requirements Web Portal

Date: March 24, 2015 Client: GlobalVetLINK, L.C. Time: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event: Web Portal powered by SmartEngine™ Release Animal Movement Requirements Web Portal powered by GVL SmartEngineTM has ten states live in its first week online Ames, Iowa (March 24, 2015) –GlobalVetLINK released their latest tool for veterinarians and animal owners this week. GVL’s Animal […]

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GVL Releases AnimalRegs.com

Ames, Iowa (March 13, 2015) – Over the past few months, GlobalVetLINK has been working hard to develop and refine the patent pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology, and on March 16, that technology will be put to use as it powers GVL’s Animal Movement Requirements Look-up web portal. The web portal will provide a one-stop-shop for […]

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Annual Testing for Equine Infectious Anemia

Louisiana State AgCenter equine specialist, Neely Walker, MS, PhD, is encouraging owners to test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) annually. After a string of positive EIA tests in racing Quarter Horses in California, testing is becoming even more important. It is critical to follow regulations when testing for this viral disease that only affects horses, […]

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#RealPigFarming Changes View

On January 15, the Des Moines Social Media Club hosted a presentation made by the National Pork Board discussing the great success of #RealPigFarming social media campaign. Throughout the past year this social media movement has changed the view of modern pig farming by bringing pig farmers and consumers together to share the real stories […]

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MyVetLINK Simplifies Traveling with Animals

Ames, Iowa (January 12, 2015) – Get ready for the NEW MyVetLINK owner portal, powered by GlobalVetLINK, set to be released mid-January, 2015. MyVetLINK web-based software makes animal travel easier for owners and veterinarians. Health documents, including eCVIs, EIA (Coggins) certificates and GoPass® 6-month equine passports and itineraries are available to animal owners and agents, […]

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USDA Notes Progress on SECD

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has noted its progress in addressing Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) since the issuing of the Federal Order six months ago that requires SECD reporting to federal and state animal health officials.One milestone in particular is the increase of tests that are […]

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Beef Producers Prefer Private vs. Government Control

In a survey conducted by BEEF magazine, beef producers have spoken and voiced that they prefer private control of animal traceability data, rather than government. Following the new Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) program becoming mandatory in early 2013, many questions have been put out there, including the organization that will manage the data put into […]

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Movement Requirement Insights

Ames, Iowa (November 25, 2014) – On October 28th, 2014, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) offered a new continuing education webinar entitled Simplifying Regulation Nation: ADT & Interstate Movement Requirements Made Easy. This one hour webinar was presented by Chelsea Good, J.D., Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs at the Livestock Marketing Association. The session focused on […]

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Swine Specialist Translates New Antibiotic Rule

Dr. Jim Pettigrew spoke at the 24th annual Carthage Veterinary Services Swine Health and Production Conference at Western Illinois University, and offered his take on the FDA rules for the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals. On Dec. 11, 2013, the FDA announced it was implementing a plan to phase out the use of medically […]

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Cargill Net Earnings Plunge

Cargill, the largest privately held company in America, reported its profit fell 26% this past quarter. The fall in profits is said to be caused by the prospect of a massive harvest lowering crop prices. What is probably most surprising about this profit decrease is that the cause is not due to the porcine epidemic […]

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Tips For Traveling With Horses

As the peak season continues for horse shows and other events, Colorado State University veterinarians want to remind owners of the importance of taking preventative measures while traveling to avoid the spread of equine infectious disease. With a variety of infectious diseases of concern, veterinarians advise that with advance planning, and a few common-sense preventative […]

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Unified Cattle Identification Remains An Elusive Goal

Last week Drover’s Cattle Network released an article focusing on unified cattle identification and its puzzling future. Starting off the article, the vulnerability that the cattle industry faces against unforeseen biosecurity issues was discussed. This vulnerability, in turn, has led to the goal of seamless animal identification. The article states, “If animals are assigned a […]

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2014 AABP Conference

An article posted in the June 9th web version of Bovine Veterinarian discussed the 47th annual American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Conference. The event will take place September 18-20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the theme being, “Reconnect. Retool. Reclaim.” The theme is “intended to encourage attendees to renew relationships with other like-minded cattle […]

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CE Webinar On GFI 209 Proves Necessary

Ames, Iowa (May 21, 2014)  On May 6th, GlobalVetLINK, in partnership with Truffle Media, was proud to present the Guidance for Industry 209: The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals and Digital Documentation Webinar, presented by Dr. Mike Apley DVM, PhD, DACVCP. With 590 registrants and 414 attendees, the webinar proved […]

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New GOPASS® Coming Soon!

Ames, Iowa (May 1, 2014) GoPass, the six month equine passport benefiting animal owners with frequent interstate travel, is coming back! GoPass was previously a feature offered to GVL customers, and will re-launch soon, better than ever. The electronic passport serves as a substitute for the existing 30-day electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) health […]

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Wisconsin EIA Testing Requirements Change

It is now acceptable for horses to be imported into Wisconsin with Equine Infectious Anemia test results that have been done 12 months prior to the date of import. Nursing foals accompanying an EIA-negative dam are exempt from the pre-import testing as long as the nursing status is identified on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, […]

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GVL Announces New CE Webinar

GlobalVetLINK to Present Veterinary Feed Directive GFI 209 and Digital Documentation Webinar Ames, Iowa (April 18, 2014) GlobalVetLINK® (GVL), the leader in digital solutions for animal health, is proud to announce the upcoming CE webinar, Guidance for Industry 209: The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals and Digital Documentation, on May […]

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Indiana State Board Targets Tractability Program

On April 10 at the Indiana Board of Animal Health’s quarterly meeting, one of the many topics covered was a proposed identification program. The proposed change in the current identification system was approved due to its better alignment with the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Traceability program. Identification requirements for livestock entering Indiana will […]

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And The Prometheus Award Goes To…

Des Moines, Iowa (April 9th, 2014)  GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was honored at the Prometheus Awards hosted by the Technology Association of Iowa, when the company was named the Technology Company of the Year for a small or medium business. This award recognizes a company’s business strategy, its products and services, its mission and its market potential. […]

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GVL Honored By National Agri-Marketing Association

Ames, Iowa (April 10, 2014) GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was named the National Merit Winner for Interactive Marketing Tools category at the National Agri-Marketing Conference held April 9th, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL. In early October 2013, GVL was nominated for the Region IV award in the same category, and was announced to be the winner January 2014. […]

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Industry Commitment For Antibiotic Resistance Strategy

In an update to the public last week, the FDA announced that all but one animal drug company have committed to seek withdrawal of approvals for any production uses of affected drug applications and change the remaining therapeutic uses of their products from over-the-counter to use by Veterinary Feed Directive or prescription. These changes stem […]

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FDA ‘Encouraged’ By Industry Response To Guidance 213

On December 12, 2013, the Food and Drug administration asked the animal pharmaceutical industry to notify the agency in writing within 90 days of its intent to engage with the FDA as defined in Guidance 213. This request made by the FDA is another part of the plan to help phase out the use of […]

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APHIS Moving Toward Next Steps In Traceability

Last week, administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Kevin Shea, announced the next steps towards transitioning into full implementation of the federal Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These next steps include exercising and testing the system, further educating producers and others about the ADT requirements and, eventually, the beginning of […]

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Idaho Issues Order For Swine Entry Due To PEDV

In an attempt to stop the spreading of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, last week the Idaho State Department of Agriculture issued an administrative order requiring evidence for all swine entering the state to show they are free of the virus. The PEDv is a disease spreading throughout the US which makes adult pigs […]

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Dairy Industry Vows To Self-Monitor Animal Treatment

The Idaho dairy industry has recently began to observe a new law put in place that illegalizes undercover filming and recording of agricultural operations. This law comes in time to work to end animal activists secretly filming with the intent of stopping animal abuse, and allowing more self-monitoring on the part of dairy farmers. In […]

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GVL To Present At 45th Annual AASV Conference

Ames, Iowa (February 26, 2014) – After submitting a technical paper in an application process to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV), it was announced that GlobalVetLINK would present a session called Regulatory Restrictions Ease with Digital Solutions during the Industrial Partner session on Sunday, March 2nd at 1:00pm. This session will take place […]

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CVIs For Interstate Movement

February 12th, 2014 – Today AgriView.com provided an informative article stating the options for Wisconsin veterinarians when writing certificates of veterinary inspection (CVIs) for interstate movement. The article stated veterinarians can prepare electronic certificates of veterinary inspection online.  GlobalVetLINK was listed as a resources for electronic certificates. Read the full article

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Change Is Coming For Using Antibiotics In Livestock

As education on the new FDA Guidance 213 continues, questions are still being raised about how this will affect veterinarians and livestock producers. Drovers Cattle Network has posted information on their webpage to help ease the confusion on what is changing and what will remain the same in this new ruling. This clear layout of […]

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FDA Webinar Clarification

The Department of Animal Science at the University of Illinois hosted a webinar addressing the new FDA Guidance rules on January 28th. During this webinar it was stated that the current rule requires a hard copy of a VFD to be submitted in accompaniment with the electronic VFD to the feed mill. This statement is […]

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California Proposes Antibiotic Restrictions

With the recent announcement of FDA Guidance 213 comes widespread reaction to the news, and two California politicians are saying that these actions are not enough. Senator Jerry Hill and State Assembly member Kevin Mullin have both proposed their own bills that further stricken the use of antibiotics in food animals. Not all Assembly members […]

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Equine CE Webinar Offered By GlobalVetLINK

Continuing Education Credit (CE) Offered by GlobalVetLINK for Equine Digital Best Practices Webinar Ames, Iowa (January 21, 2014)  GlobalVetLINK® (GVL), the leader in digital solutions for animal health, is proud to announce the upcoming CE webinar, Equine Digital Best Practices Panel on February 5th. GVL received official approval from the Registry of Approved Continuing Education […]

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Antibiotic Resistance Misunderstood

Following the recent decision made by the FDA to limit the use of antibiotics in food animals, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) has written a white paper titled, “Bridging the Gap between Animal Health and Human Health.” This paper offers good observations on the use of antibiotics not only in animals, but also […]

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Webinar To Address New FDA Rules On Antibiotics

On December 11, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced important steps outlining the use of antibiotics in food animals. The FDA is now announcing their effort to help clarify this ruling. The Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois will be hosting a webinar to address the new rules on January […]

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The Ins And Outs Of Extra-Label Drug Use

The FDA is ringing in the New Year by providing a resource for veterinarians to learn more about their rights of extra-label use. In 1994, Congress added provisions to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act that gave veterinarians the ability to use approved human and animal drugs in an extra-label manner, a manner which […]

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GVL Interviewed By Drover’s

Denver, Colorado (August 6th, 2013)  GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) representative, Kaylen Henry was one of the GVL attendees to the Joint Strategy Forum on Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) August 6th and 7th. The primary purpose of attending the forum was to continue to gather knowledge and perspective on the ADT Ruling that went into effect in March […]

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VFD Expansion

Planned expansion of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will increase administrative burdens for veterinarians, feed mills, and producers. Use GlobalVetLINK’s FREE FeedLINK system to ease that burden! The FDA hopes to release a formal proposed VFD rule by the end of 2013. The rule will expand […]

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CE Credit ADT Webinar

Date: July 3, 2013 Client: GlobalVetLINK, L.C. Time: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event: ADT Rule & ICVI Documentation WebinarContinuing Education Credit (CEU) Offered by GlobalVetLINK for ADT Rule & ICVI Documentation Webinar Ames, Iowa (July 3rd, 2013) GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), the leader in digital solutions for animal health, announces ADT Rule & ICVI Documentation Webinar, which will […]

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New HealthLINK® Launched

GlobalVetLINK Releases the NEW HealthLINK® eCVI System Welcome to a Simpler CVIAmes, Iowa (June 24th, 2013) GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), the leader in digital solutions for animal health, announces the release of the NEW HealthLINK® Digital Animal Health Certification System. After gathering customers’ feedback, GVL set out to further streamline the electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) […]

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Register For ADT Sessions

VETERINARY RESEARCHERS AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS SHOW ELECTRONIC TRACING SYSTEMS CAN REDUCE THE EFFECT OF A DISEASE OUTBREAK Veterinary researchers at UC Davis used their complex mathematical model to simulate an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the U.S. They compared predicted impact using an electronic tracing system, a paper-based tracing system, […]

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New FDA Guidance

NEW FDA GUIDANCE OF FEED ADDITIVE USAGE BEEF Vet explains the new FDA guidance that will require a veterinarian’s authorization to include antibiotics in feed and water, offering new opportunities to further the client-veterinarian relationship. GlobalVetLINK’s eVFDs modernize and streamline this process, as explained by Doug Hufstedler, Ph.D., Nutritionist and Beef Technical Advisor for Elanco […]

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GVL To Offer CE Credits

GLOBALVETLINK AWARDED RACE PROVISIONAL PROVIDER STATUSAmes, IA  June 4, 2013 — The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) announced on June 1st that GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) has been awarded Provisional Provider Status and is now eligible to present educational courses for Continuing Education (CE) credit. GVL asked Dr. Valerie Ragan to present a webinar for the […]

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Emergency Preparedness

LEADERS IN ANIMAL DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ENCOURAGE CONTINUED PROGRESS IN SWINE INDUSTRY EFFORTS In this week’s SwineCast update, Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Programs at the National Pork Board; and Dr. Sebastian E. Heath VetMB PhD, Branch Chief for Program Development at FEMA, express optimism towards the swine industry’s progress in disease emergency preparedness […]

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EQSTABLE™ APP BY ZOETIS

EQStableâ„¢ app by Zoetis available on the Apple® App Store® Equine education, management tips and resources all on your iOS mobile device Madison, N.J., May 29, 2013 Horse owners can track and share rides with friends, get the latest equine news and log vaccinations, deworming and dental exams with the EQStable app, by Zoetis. “The […]

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Product Demo

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, MAY 23RD 2013 TO SEE THE LATEST COLLABORATION FROM IMPROMED AND GLOBALVETLINK A product demo will be offered through a webinar on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013. Tune in using the below information and learn how this partnership can work for you. Topic: Impromed/GVL Demo Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Time: 1:00 […]

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Industry News

Bovine Veterinarian recently published comments from AHI regarding the new antimicrobial policies. Clickhere for more information.

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Georgia GoPass® Launched

Ames, IA – April 19th, 2013 — GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), introduces an electronic six-month equine passport health certificate that may be a substitute for the existing paper-based, 30-day electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) health certificate. GlobalVetLINK is excited to launch the GoPass® 6-Month Electronic Passport System for the Georgia horse industry. Veterinarians in the state […]

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eCVIs Increase ADT Compliance

ECVIS INCREASE COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW ADT RULING DO WHAT YOU DO BEST. LET GVL® DO THE BUSY WORK FOR YOU. Ames, IA – March 1st, 2013 — Many practices today have implemented GlobalVetLINK’s (GVL®) electronic system for creating Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), to increase efficiency and minimize the burden of paperwork on office staff. […]

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GoPass Now Available In NY

Ames, IA – January 21, 2013 — GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) is excited to introduce an electronic six-month equine passport health certificate that may be a substitute for the existing paper-based, 30 day electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) health certificate for the state of New York. It is valid for up to six months from issuance […]

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GoPass Available To Virginia Vets

Ames, IA – January 9, 2013 — GlobalVetLINK (GVL®), introduces an electronic six-month equine passport health certificate that may be a substitute for the existing paper-based, 30-day electronic Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (eCVI) health certificate. GlobalVetLINK is excited to launch the GoPass® 6-Month Electronic Passport System for the Virginia horse industry. Read more…

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