Nearly 300 pigs culled at county fair after swine flu discovery

A county fair in the U.S. state of Ohio took an unfortunate turn this month when the discovery of swine flu in at least one animal led to state officials ordering the culling of nearly 300 pigs.

The barn was quarantined and disinfected after a case of the H3N2 strain was identified. The strain can […]

Tracking pig fights with cutting-edge technology

Nobody likes to see a fight — not between people, and not between pigs.

Pig farmers struggle to deal with aggression in their animals. Injuries inflicted on pigs, by pigs can negatively impact productivity and animal growth. Pregnant sows are often separated from other pigs so that aggression won’t affect the unborn offspring. While this […]

First salmon, up next pigs?

Late last year the first genetically engineered animal — a salmon that is designed to grow twice as fast as wild salmon — was approved by the FDA and deemed safe for human consumption. Now, new research is showing another animal may soon join the list as scientists from the University of Missouri and Kansas […]