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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 […]

Get festive with these food safety tips!

It’s a busy time of year – people are traveling, there’s shopping to do and sometimes things fall by the wayside (like Aunt Marge’s fruitcake – yikes).

Still, it’s important to keep food safety at the forefront of holiday festivities to ensure the memories made are merry and bright (trust us, foodborne illness is neither […]

Food safety 101: Thanksgiving edition

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk turkey.

And stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce – no matter what your favorite Thanksgiving treat, they all have one thing in common: the need for food safety. Pulling together such a giant meal takes a ton of work. However, keeping food safety in mind can prevent all […]

Avoiding Fourth of July pet fiascos

There’s nothing like lounging around a BBQ or the beach on the Fourth of July – especially when a furry little face is throwing his best puppy eyes around for a treat.

With the holiday tomorrow and what looks to be toasty weather for much of the country that celebrates the Fourth, it’s important to […]

Happy New Year!

Here’s to a safe and wonderful 2013!

Happy holidays!

Food safety for holiday festivities

It’s often said, “Tis better to give than to receive.”

But, in the case of foodborne illness, it’s better to do neither. In celebration of the holidays, check out these food safety tips to keep your holiday celebration memorable for Uncle Phil’s crazy Christmas sweater rather than a bout of salmonellosis.

Get squeaky clean

Wash […]

Keep your holidays merry and bright with these animal safety tips

It’s a busy time of year. People are coming and going, houses are dripping with sparkly decorations and cookies are everywhere. But, in order for the holiday season to go smoothly for everyone it’s important to be mindful of pets so holiday celebrations don’t end at the vet’s office (unless you’re bringing the vet a […]

Boozy eggnog may knockdown Salmonella

Some bacteria just can’t hold their liquor.

Researchers at the Rockefeller University Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenosis and Immunology have found that their traditional homemade eggnog isn’t a friendly home to the illness-causing bacteria, Good Morning America reports.

For the past six decades, the lab has been making eggnog – a mix of raw egg, cream, […]

Now that Thanksgiving is over, here’s what to do with all those leftovers

The heaps of turkey and mashed potatoes, although much smaller than before, have migrated from the table to the fridge. The pumpkin pie is a ruin of bits of crust and pieces of filling, and somehow, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and everyone starts to realize, hey, we’re still kind of hungry (all of that […]