Mike Apley

Kansas State University

Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, is a professor in clinical sciences at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

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Oct 21, 2011

Nitrate Accumulation In Plants Is A Matter Of Many Factors

Drought has made it a very rough year for many herds in the U.S. In the midst of this scramble for forage in drought areas, we need to be careful....More
Aug 01, 2011

Food Safety: What Is An Acceptable Risk?

Perceptions of risk will be responsible for deciding the future structure of the cattle industry and the availability of the tools we have to....More
Mar 10, 2011

10 Steps To A Violative Residue

The dairy industry has recently been in the news due to drug residues in cull cows and bob veal calves. I should say “some” of the dairy industry has....More
Jan 06, 2011

New Generation Of Agriculturalists Will Serve Industry Well

It would be awfully easy today to immerse ourselves in a negative spiral induced by a doom-and-gloom outlook on agriculture. There are some places to....More
Oct 06, 2010

There Are No Cure-All Health Products

Sometimes I get to see some interesting things being tried in cattle. And, while there have been some significant advances in products we put through....More
May 01, 2010

Veterinary Oversight Of More Animal-Health Products Is Inevitable

On March 29, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine solicited comments related to Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drugs....More
Feb 01, 2010

We Still Need You

In past columns we've established some points about the debate regarding the use of antibiotics in food animals, the anti-agriculture agenda of the....More
May 01, 2009

Understanding PAMTA

The Preservation of Antimicrobials for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA) was introduced in the U.S. House this spring (H.R. 1549). A companion bill was....More
Feb 01, 2009

A little ammo

More and more, I run into self-proclaimed experts expounding on antimicrobial use in food animals. I don't suggest the food-animal industry doesn't....More
Jan 01, 2008

The future of pain

I can guarantee you that many in the 98% of society with no direct ties to agriculture see prevention or treatment of pain in farm animals as a moral....More
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