Neogen launches DeciMax® Soft Bait

Neogen is excited to announce the launch of DeciMax® Soft Bait, an effective rodenticide bait that combines superior palatability with the flexibility to use in extreme weather conditions.

DeciMax Soft Bait uses the active ingredient bromadiolone, a second generation anticoagulant, to effectively control rats and mice. The new rodenticide has been shown to be very […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

U.S. bans import of Brazilian beef over safety concerns — CNN Money The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the immediate suspension of fresh beef imports from Brazil after inspections uncovered public […]

New Zealand goes to war against invasive pests

The New Zealand government is going where no government has gone before by taking steps to eliminate each and every rat, stoat and possum nation-wide in order to create a predator-free country by 2050.

According to one article, the government believes introduced species kill 25 million native New Zealand birds a year, including the iconic […]

Protecting your pets from rodenticides

Rodenticides are necessary tools for the control of rodent infestations. Although commonly used in agricultural settings to keep mice and rats from infesting feed and produce storage, they are also often needed in and around homes. Unfortunately, the products used for pest control can harm unintended animals who consume the bait, or those who eat […]

Sanitation and pest control for floor-mounted platform scales

Electronic scales are used throughout the food processing industry and in various steps in the production process to help ensure accuracy and safety of the final product. While they are crucial tools in the success of a company, they can also be difficult to clean, adding to a facility’s sanitation concerns.

For example, electronic scales […]

Keep cattle healthy by shooing flies

We all get annoyed by flies, but for cattle the annoyance could have more tangible side effects.

When flies flit around cattle, they often cause the animals to huddle into groups to avoid the pesky insects, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. As the cattle group together, the temperature around them goes up because […]

Re-emergence of swine dysentery reinforces need for biosecurity

By Caleb Schaeffer

Swine marketing manager, Neogen Corporation

Barely a blip on the radar five years ago, swine dysentery is now increasing in prevalence and in concern.

The disease, commonly caused by the bacterium Brachyspira hydodysenteriae, is transmitted by contaminated feces, or carrier organisms such as birds and flies. It causes diarrhea in pigs, which […]