Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Reproductive performance in beef herds — North Dakota State University Extension Recent data from North Dakota State University illustrates that beef cattle reproduction has been quite successful of late. The university’s special Cow Herd Appraisal […]

Tox Tuesday: China’s war on drugs

In an increasingly borderless world, technology and international travel have globalized the marketplace for new products and services including the illegal drug trade. In China for example, their geographical location makes them an ideal transit country for drug traffickers. This coupled with its large population, creates a massive market for drug consumption and has led […]

Tox Tuesday: Synthetic Opiates

Known for their natural pain relieving elements, opiates are a well-known class of drugs that work by directly depressing the central nervous system and changing the way the brain perceives pain. Natural opium is derived from the opium poppy, and then used to make substances such as morphine, codeine, and thebaine. Synthetic and semi-synthetic opiates […]