Of pets and yogurt: Neogen’s top blog posts of all time

It’s been almost six years since we started this almost-daily blog. This post that you are reading now is the 1,675th to grace the front page of blog.neogen.com. Not a particularly big landmark number, but hey, we’re celebrating it all the same.

We’ve covered a wide range of topics, from the science behind ATP testing to why the Kentucky Derby uses only three-year-old horses. (My personal favorite post? “How to get your dog on a journal review board.”) Our intent is and always has been to educate and entertain our audience with info about animal safety, food safety, toxicology, life science and genomics.

So what have you, our readers, found to be most interesting? Here are our most-read posts of all time:

Managing pigeon fever in horses
Believe it or not, pigeon fever is not a disease for pigeons. Former Neogen veterinarian Dr. James Little goes over the best ways to handle horses that have come down with the bacterial infection, and perhaps more importantly, how to prevent contamination in the first place.

Yeast and mold in yogurt: Five facts everyone should know
Moldy yogurt is just an unfortunate fact of life. In fact, yeast and mold contamination is a leading cause of spoilage in yogurt and other cultured dairy products. Our second-most-viewed post explains how and why it happens, and what to look out for.

The human-canine bond: A tale of love and brain chemistry
It’s a love story that’s existed for thousands of years. Why are dogs and humans so close? In this post, we look at a book by John Homans about how dogs fit so neatly into the lives of their human companions.

Other popular and informational posts from our history include, “Soap makes water ‘wetter’” and “Study shows average pet life span increased,” as well as topical posts for certain industries, like “How to establish effective RLU thresholds for ATP testing” and “Four useful elements of the draft guidance for FSMA’s preventive controls for human food rule.”

Where did it all begin, you may ask? Well, our very first post covered some exciting news that our Genomics Division was involved with: “Neogen’s GeneSeek partners with researchers to combat E. coli.

Keep up with our posts by following our blog! We post informational articles of varying degrees of seriousness, from technical industry-related specifics to general tips for daily life. You’ll also find the latest company news about general happenings and product releases.

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