A plant pathogen strain responsible for a famine that killed a million people in 19th century Ireland has been identified by United Kingdom researchers.
The study, led by The Sainsbury Laboratory, identified an early strain of Phytophthora infestans as the pathogen responsible for the blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine, according to the BBC.
The U.S. recently achieved an important distinction in regard to its mad cow disease status.
At its annual meeting, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) voted to recognize the U.S. as having “negligible risk” for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow). Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands and Slovenia also received the same distinction.
Welcome to the first edition of Tox Tuesdays, our new biweekly post that will highlight an ongoing issue related to toxicology, from drugs of concern to the latest discoveries. For more information on Neogen’s toxicology division, please click here.
Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
In recent years, designer drugs such as synthetic […]
Warm days are upon us!
We aren’t the only ones who enjoy summertime – pets also seem to relish the sun and warmth. However, it’s important certain precautions are taken to ensure pets are kept healthy and happy, especially given how toasty it can get.
Check out these tips from the American Kennel Club (AKC) […]
Erica and Mae Tee (Photo courtesy of Erica Ward).
Big changes are coming for Erica Ward.
The Fowlerville, Mich. native, who recently graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is the newest staff veterinarian at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park (ENP), where she’s volunteered for several years.
She first traveled to the park, […]