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GVL System Enhancements Simplify Compliance

October 1, 2015 1:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Secure Egg Supply Article

May 6, 2015 9:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Ten States Live on Movement Requirements Web Portal

March 24, 2015 9:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


GVL Releases AnimalRegs.com

March 13, 2015 9:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Annual Testing for Equine Infectious Anemia

February 16, 2015 9:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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, […]


#RealPigFarming Changes View

January 26, 2015 9:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


MyVetLINK Simplifies Traveling with Animals

January 12, 2015 9:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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, […]


Beef Producers Prefer Private vs. Government Control

December 17, 2014 9:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Movement Requirement Insights

November 25, 2014 9:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Cargill Net Earnings Plunge

October 13, 2014 9:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Unified Cattle Identification Remains An Elusive Goal

July 7, 2014 9:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


2014 AABP Conference

June 9, 2014 9:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


CE Webinar On GFI 209 Proves Necessary

May 21, 2014 9:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


New GOPASS® Coming Soon!

May 1, 2014 9:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Wisconsin EIA Testing Requirements Change

April 24, 2014 9:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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, […]


GVL Announces New CE Webinar

April 23, 2014 9:52 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Indiana State Board Targets Tractability Program

April 22, 2014 9:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


And The Prometheus Award Goes To…

April 18, 2014 9:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. […]


GVL Honored By National Agri-Marketing Association

April 16, 2014 9:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. […]


Industry Commitment For Antibiotic Resistance Strategy

April 8, 2014 9:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


APHIS Moving Toward Next Steps In Traceability

March 13, 2014 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Dairy Industry Vows To Self-Monitor Animal Treatment

March 7, 2014 10:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


GVL To Present At 45th Annual AASV Conference

February 26, 2014 10:03 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


CVIs For Interstate Movement

February 12, 2014 10:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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


Change Is Coming For Using Antibiotics In Livestock

January 31, 2014 10:06 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


FDA Webinar Clarification

January 30, 2014 10:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


California Proposes Antibiotic Restrictions

January 23, 2014 10:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Equine CE Webinar Offered By GlobalVetLINK

January 21, 2014 10:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Antibiotic Resistance Misunderstood

January 20, 2014 10:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Webinar To Address New FDA Rules On Antibiotics

January 9, 2014 10:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


The Ins And Outs Of Extra-Label Drug Use

January 7, 2014 10:17 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


GVL Interviewed By Drover’s

August 22, 2013 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


VFD Expansion

July 24, 2013 10:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


CE Credit ADT Webinar

July 3, 2013 10:21 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


New HealthLINK® Launched

June 24, 2013 10:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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) […]


Register For ADT Sessions

June 13, 2013 10:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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, […]


New FDA Guidance

June 4, 2013 10:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


GVL To Offer CE Credits

June 4, 2013 10:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Emergency Preparedness

May 31, 2013 10:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


EQSTABLE™ APP BY ZOETIS

May 30, 2013 10:32 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Product Demo

May 23, 2013 10:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


Georgia GoPass® Launched

April 19, 2013 10:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


eCVIs Increase ADT Compliance

March 4, 2013 10:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. […]


GoPass Now Available In NY

January 21, 2013 10:38 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]


GoPass Available To Virginia Vets

January 17, 2013 10:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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…