Ranchers across the nation know of the importance of disease eradication and the role veterinarians play in the health of their industry, and the nation is experiencing a shortage of large-animal veterinarians. While cuts are being made in the 2012 Farm Bill, six organizations have united to defend health provisions within the Livestock Title and the Research and Related Matters titles of the bill. (See related article, page 1D, for more information related to the Livestock Title.) . . .