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U.S. Army and National Guard veteran Dr. Bruce Akers brings lifetime of experience to NCDA&CS emergency programs

By on November 11, 2021

As we honor veterans today for their service to the country, the In the Field blog highlights Army and National Guard veteran and Emergency Programs veterinarian Dr. Bruce Akers. Thank you Dr. Akers for your continued service to others. Over

North Carolina dairy industry leads way in secure milk plan

By on March 15, 2017

The dairy industry is a fine-tuned machine. From the farm to milk processors to the grocery store, today’s dairy industry is regional in scope and streamlined to run in a most efficient manner. In North Carolina today, there are about

NCDA&CS staff trains others on foaming

By on April 9, 2014

Staff from the Veterinary and Emergency Programs divisions spent a recent day on a Moore County poultry farm training U.S. Department of Agriculture contractors how to humanely depopulate a poultry flock using foam. The contractors were from disaster response companies

Faces in the Field: Shelley Swaim, Animal Welfare Inspector

By on August 1, 2011

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Animal Welfare Section has come a long way in the six years since it was established. The section is responsible for inspecting and regulating animal shelters, boarding facilities and pet shops across

Today’s Topic: Upgrades to veterinary laboratory

By on June 2, 2009

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” NCDA&CS  Veterinary laboratories have been undergoing some major upgrades in the past five years, with the latest upgrades slated to be