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2009-02-18 09:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans love their meat. Whether it's rib eyes, pork chops or chicken breasts, the demand for protein is so great in this country that more than 85 billion pounds of meat and poultry are processed here each year. And we're not alone. About a quarter of U.S. beef and pork is exported to feed hungry mouths around the world. While China is now the world's largest consumer of meat, in Mexico, meat consumption has increased by 50 percent...

2009-01-29 12:51:00

TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Because pets deserve a great quality of life, Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc., maker of Hill's(R) Prescription Diet(R) and Hill's(R) Science Diet(R) brand pet foods is cosponsoring the 15th annual Pets Need Dental Care, Too(TM) campaign. This campaign provides veterinary health care teams with materials to discuss with pet-owners the importance of scheduling regular, professional oral health exams and establishing an at-home dental care routine to maintain...

2009-01-16 05:00:00

Company will launch the VetScan(R) VSpro Coagulation Analyzer and VetScan Canine Heartworm Rapid Test at the largest Veterinary Conference in North America UNION CITY, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis instruments for both the medical and veterinary markets, announced today that it will launch the VetScan VSpro Coagulation Analyzer and VetScan Canine Heartworm Rapid Test at the North...

2008-12-12 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today cited the release of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on pre-slaughter activities in U.S. meat plants as additional confirmation that the shortage of food animal veterinarians (http://www.avma.org/press/releases/080208_nvmsa.asp) can have dire consequences on animal welfare. The OIG report, which was released this week, was the culmination...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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