Farm animals help prevent asthma and allergies in kids, study finds

In the past, we’ve talked about how household pets can lead to healthier babies. But cats and dogs aren’t the only animals linked to better health in youngsters. New evidence from researchers in Switzerland suggests that interaction with farm animals can help prevent asthma and allergies.

“Early childhood contact with animals, and the consumption of […]

Researchers search for ways to limit belching bovines

Around the world, livestock emit about 14.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions each year — most of that coming from belching and farting cows. So in an effort to slow down the effects of climate change tied to these greenhouse gases like methane, scientists have been manipulating the things cows eat in an effort to […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

What cows mean when they say ‘moo’ – BBC The ability to communicate between a mother and her offspring isn’t just between humans. Scientists in England have found that cows share […]

Research on Salmonella in cattle lymph nodes continues

Recent research has been showing that the foodborne pathogen Salmonella can be apparent in the lymph nodes of cattle causing contamination in undercooked ground beef. Commonly thought of as a concern in undercooked poultry instead of beef, Salmonella may be showing up in ground beef because the lymph nodes are not typically removed during the […]

Wild Hawaiian cows causing conflict in paradise

Herds of 2,000-pound beasts with horns the size of full grown men is not the typical image that comes to mind when you envision the picturesque island of Hawaii. Nor would you believe that these “beasts” do not belong to the grizzly bear or mountain lion family, but are rather cows, the wild Hawaiian cow, […]

Optimization & prevention for animal safety

One of the key aspects of every farmer’s job is to ensure that their animals and crops are happy and healthy. To do this, they must put preventative measures in place to optimize performance and quality down the road.

The website All About Feed recently released its list of ways to optimize performance in animals, […]

New studies point to why and how of food allergies

Food allergies are on the rise—and quickly. In recent reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergy rates in children younger than 18 grew about 18% between 1997 and 2007. Many of these food allergies can be narrowed down to a few types of food (peanuts, eggs, milk, tree nuts, wheat, […]

Top 30 facts of ice cream

July is celebrated as National Ice Cream Month across the United States. Apart from enjoying the creamy delicacy all month (and year) long, Neogen has been doing a daily ice cream fact of the day for this celebrated holiday. In honor of all the ice cream cones, sundaes and cakes out there in the world, […]

Got (genetically modified) milk?

Researchers in Ireland are coming close to creating a type of milk that is unlike anything currently on grocery store shelves today. It’s nutritious and delicious—and it is made completely animal free.

While milks made from plants and other proteins (soy, almond, rice, for instance) are currently available, there is one defining element that makes […]

The end of happy hour

It’s the beginning of the end of happy hour, which may cause problems for brewers, distillers, Congress members, farms … and cows.

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