Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Continued progress towards beef, dairy health — National Milk Producers Federation The U.S. beef and dairy industries continue to improve the quality of their management practices, according to the 2016 National Beef Quality Audit.

Kune […]

Chicken eggs may lower cost of cancer treatment

As drug prices rise, many cancer patients choose not to fill prescriptions for lifesaving medications — nearly 20% will stop taking important drugs due to costs, according to some research.

Expensive drugs are often attributed to increasingly expensive research and development costs. Fortunately, science is always looking for easier ways of doing things. A recent […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

How Scientists Decide Which Animal Genomes to Sequence — Smithsonian Magazine There are an estimated 8.7 million species on Earth — it’s unlikely scientists will ever sequence them all. They have to pick and choose […]

Happy National Pork Month!

Put away those jack-o’-lanterns and break out the bacon, because instead of celebrating the spooky side of October in this blog post, we’re going to talk about how this month is National Pork Month.

Some pork facts

Traditionally, pigs in Europe were slaughtered in fall and early winter, as the ensuing cold weather would help […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals by 2030 — University of Cambridge The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by 52% by 2030 unless […]

Science: Equine therapy does not increase stress for horses

Dogs and cats are usually considered the most common therapy animals, offering emotional support to their owners and companions. But some therapy animals are much, much larger.

Thousands of horses belong to equine therapy programs around the world, treating both adults and kids with anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, grief and a number of […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading — University of Copenhagen Following genetic studies of deformed calves, recent research in Copenhagen uncovered a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding […]

Neogen donates products to hurricane relief efforts

Neogen, in response to the widespread damage caused by recent hurricanes in parts of the U.S., is donating animal safety products to affected areas as part of the company’s ongoing goal to support the health and welfare of companion animals and livestock.

Donated items come from several of Neogen’s comprehensive product lines to assist caretakers […]

Sheep breeders could benefit from new gene insights

Why are sheep the way they are?

Whether you enjoy pondering abstract questions about the nature of things or not, scientists sure do. And scientists wondering why sheep are the way they are have recently gained new insight, which they hope will help farmers raise stronger, healthier and more productive flocks.

At the Roslin Institute, […]

Puppies send 9 people to hospitals with Campylobacter infection

Say it ain’t so, doc.

Puppies don’t come across as very dangerous, but nine people have been hospitalized and 30 others made sick in the past year thanks to the little pooches, according a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.

Puppies across seven states (Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and […]