AVMA decries omission of lab authorization from farm bill

04/27/2012 | National Journal

A farm bill that cleared the Senate Agriculture Committee this week failed to authorize the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, which is in the news this week for catching a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a California dairy cow. Gina Luke of the American Veterinary Medical Association, who calls the lab a first line of defense against emerging livestock diseases, says the organization has been working to get authorization included in the bill to secure funding. "We think this is an incredibly important laboratory network," Luke said. "It seems like a penny-wise, pound-foolish decision. Our nation could suffer a devastating loss in agriculture were a disease to go undetected."

View Full Article in:

National Journal

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior or Principal Consultant
PAREXEL International
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
MGR POST MARKET STUDIES - 14000001LK
Abbott
Santa Ana, CA
Senior Financial Analyst - Growing Manager Care Health Org
Fallon Community Health Plan
Worcester, MA
Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory
Cardinal Health
Waukegan, IL
Chief Executive Officer
UCare Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN