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OVMA speaks out against governor’s plan to tax veterinary services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 6, 2013 – In response to the new state budget bill, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Executive Director Jack Advent will testify today against the addition of a sales tax to veterinary services. Previously exempt, veterinarians, along with many other service providers, now face charging sales tax to their clients if the bill passes.

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Livestock care standards to go into effect Sept. 29

Care standards for alpacas, beef, dairy, goats, horses, llamas, pork, poultry, sheep and veal will go into effect next month.

Ohio Agriculture Director James Zehringer today announced that animal care rules developed by the Livestock Care Standards Board will become effective on Sept. 29, 2011.

The establishment of comprehensive livestock care standards is required by Ohio’s constitution following the passage of State Issue 2 in 2009. The statewide ballot initiative specified creation of the 13-member Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board with the responsibility of obtaining industry and public input in developing livestock rules for alpacas, beef, dairy, goats, horses, llamas, pork, poultry, sheep and veal.

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Livestock board returns “turn around” language to veal standard

Following extensive public comment and a fair amount of controversy, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has reinserted language in proposed veal standards to stipulate that after Dec. 31, 2017, calves which are housed individually must be able to turn around. Additionally, after Dec. 31, 2017, tethering of veal calves will only be allowed to restrain a calf for examination, transit, treatment or as an intervention for naval cross-sucking.

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OSU to host second Animal Welfare Symposium Nov. 30

This year’s event, set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 30, will focus on two emerging issues for the livestock industries, which coincidentally have been the focus of debate in Ohio – handling of disabled or non-ambulatory animals, and euthanasia.

The featured presenter of the Symposium will be Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and well-known animal handling expert.

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