USDA examines a world without farm animals

Imagine a world where farmers didn’t raise animals. No cows in the pasture or pigs in their pens. No chickens laying eggs or sheep being sheared. What kind of effect would it have on society? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Virginia Tech set out to answer this question with a recent investigation.

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Neogen launches four food safety drug residue tests

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has introduced four new tests for the detection of veterinary drug residues in food. The new tests detect clenbuterol, avermectins, florfenicol, and oxytetracycline.

Each of the new tests are in Neogen’s proven Veratox® brand format, which provides an accurate, rapid, cost-effective and easy-to-use diagnostic method compared to instrument-based tests, […]

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Animal Science

Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production? – The Pig Site Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when […]