When grain bins break

A common concern with grain storage is how to avoid contamination from mycotoxins and other issues. Another danger that some may overlook: grain bin collapses.

They don’t happen often, but when they do, consequences can be expensive and at times, deadly. Equipment can be destroyed by the rush of flooding grain, hundreds of thousands of […]

Tox Tuesday: Opioid abuse in the United Kingdom

U.S. President Donald Trump declared the ongoing opioid crisis a national emergency last week, following the urging of his Commission on Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which stated that about 142 Americans die daily of a drug overdose.

But while the U.S. might be dealing with the most severe opioid crisis in the world […]

Monday links

Image courtesy CU Boulder

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science:

Seasonal Effects: Winter foals are smaller than foals born in summer — University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna As the seasons change, experts also note changes in […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 14, 2017

On this week’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report, we check in on ongoing drought conditions and our first confirmed aflatoxin report, and Tony returns with one of his famous Tech Tips: How often should you calibrate your equipment? Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we […]

The truth about copper poisoning from Moscow mules

Photo by Ted Eytan

Head out on the town this summer and you’ll probably see it at some outdoor patio: a beverage clutched in the hands of someone who looks quite trendy, lime slices floating among ice cubes, condensation glistening on a cool, copper mug. The Moscow mule.

Moscow mules — not from Russia […]

Criminal investigations launch after recall of millions of eggs in Europe

Some of us like our eggs scrambled. Others, sunny side up. Maybe you’re an eggs-over-easy type of person. Whatever the style, none of us want dangerous chemicals in our eggs.

Several European countries are trying to figure out what went wrong late last year that led to the discovery of a harmful insecticide called fipronil […]

8 foods dog owners shouldn’t feed their pets

Dog owners: we’ve all done it. When those puppy-dog eyes beg to us from under the dinner table, we can’t resist. A little scrap of people food becomes dog food thanks to a guilty Dog Mom or Dad. (Kudos to those of you who hold strong against the relentless force of the sad puppy-dog eyes.)

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Tox Tuesday: As 142 Americans die daily of overdoses, White House commission outlines solutions

The White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently published its interim report, in which the commission outlined its recommendations to U.S. President Donald Trump regarding actions to halt the country’s ongoing opioid crisis.

“Our nation is in a crisis,” said the open letter to the president. It cites the Centers […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science:

Disinfectant inactivates PEDv in cold weather — Pig Progress A team of researchers has reported that different dilutions of disinfectant were effective at inactivating porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in cold […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report: August 7, 2017

Have you missed Tony’s Tech Tips from our Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Reports? Never fear — Tony returns this week with insight on mycotoxin advisory limits and regulatory limits. Click here to watch.

Neogen Corporation takes great care to ensure the integrity of the data we collect from many sources across the country. As these […]