Monday links

Bull_wNoseRing_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

Wearable gadgets for livestock – Kyodo News International
Wearable devices can check the well-being of livestock at farms in Japan.

Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses – The Horse
As parasites adapt to their surroundings—sometimes becoming resistant to treatment—they can become more difficult to eliminate, meaning researchers are seeking new ways to effectively manage these tiny terrors.

Food Safety

Guidelines for Safe Use of Reusable Containers in Supply Chains – Food Quality and Safety
With the continued growth of reusable packaging applications in the food supply chain and with greater attention on food safety compliance following the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, leading suppliers and users of reusable packaging took action to strengthen the established record of safe use with these products.

Food safety at weddings – Food and Hospitality World
Food is important at wedding celebrations but equally crucial is food safety. Dr Saurabh Arora highlights the essential do’s and dont’s for the wedding caterer.

Agriculture

Spring Weather Does NOT Predict Summer Weather! – Ag Web
We don’t report the weather, we put the weather into perspective and tell you how it will impact your farm or business a year from now.

Wheat stripe rust moving up the plant – Michigan State University
Wheat fields continue to look good across southwest Michigan. However, with the return to wet conditions, high humidity and a threat of rainfall in the forecast, wheat diseases continue to pose an important threat to this rapidly developing crop.

Toxicology

Opioid Prescriptions Drop for First Time in Two Decades – The New York Times
After years of relentless growth, the number of opioid prescriptions in the United States is finally falling, the first sustained drop since OxyContin hit the market in 1996.

Offbeat

Comics Purr-fectly Capture What Animals Would Say If They Could Talk – Huffington Post
Get ready to get your Doctor Dolittle on. Artist Jimmy Craig, 30, draws comics that illustrate what animals would say if they were able to speak, in his series They Can Talk.

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