Monday links

Woman_wHorse_Retouched_blogDon’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

Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather – The Horse
Whether your region’s winter weather consists of cooler temperatures and occasional rains, or if it guarantees months of frigid winds and endless snowfall, you can take steps to make the season more manageable.

Animal Diseases Can Enter U.S. in Feed Imports, Warns Expert – The Pig Site
Can foreign animal diseases enter the U.S. via feed imports from high risk countries? Until recently, the answer was not known as the research had not been done. But now, thanks to Dr. Scott Dee, the question is now answered.

Food Safety

CDC study attempts to assess outbreak risk from organic food – Food Safety News
A newly published study of outbreaks linked to organic food concludes that while more data are needed to assess whether the risk is greater than for conventionally grown food, consumers should practice safe food handling in any case to avoid being sickened.

Four steps to food safety for holiday meals – Richland Source
Here’s a quick reminder about the importance of food safety, especially with holiday meals in the coming months. These four steps to food safety can help prevent foodborne illness in the home.

Agriculture

Weather Woes, Election Could Move Markets Nov. 9 – Ag Web
Weather woes in South America could be one wildcard that moves the markets next week, when USDA releases its Nov. 9 WASDE report one day after the U.S. presidential election, according to analysts.

8 Fall-Blooming Flowers Friendly to Bees, Birds, and Butterflies – Modern Farmer
Here’s a selection of the most eye-catching fall-flowering natives, along with a few well-adaptive non-natives, all of which can be found in well-stocked nurseries and online seed catalogs. The bees, birds, and butterflies will thank you!

Toxicology

Heroin deaths double in just four years – Drink and Drugs News
The number of heroin-related deaths in England and Wales has doubled since 2012, from 579 to 1,201, according to the latest ONS figures.

Offbeat

Girl Scout Cookies become cereals – Good News Network
Step aside, Cookie Crisps: there’s a new breakfast cereal coming into town.

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