Good, clean water: What it can do for livestock

From feed to finishing, farmers and ranchers have mountains of factors to consider when raising their livestock to be healthy and productive. It’s an extensive job, to put it simply.

One aspect, however, which should not be overlooked is water quality.

When animals intake poor quality water, major problems can happen. Pathogens may be transferred […]

CDC: Wetter is better for hand washing

It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season is upon us and the battle of keeping yourself and others healthy has intensified.

While many people know that washing their hands or using hand sanitizer is an important aspect to preventing infection and avoiding the spread of foodborne bacteria and other germs, do […]

Kick off August with the Monday links

August is starting off with a toxicology edition of the Monday links: looking at drug use and abuse, and a ban on tap water, around the world. Read on for more on that, plus need-to-know news in the food and animal safety and agriculture industries:

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8 things you need to know today

[ SPANISH ] Welcome to another week! You know what that means — your weekly must-know stories, featured in our Monday Links. From global to local issues, we like to cover it all at Neogen. What’s going on in the world? Read on to find out:

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How to improve your Monday: Read our Monday Links

We’re just about to the end of April (doesn’t it seem like it was just last week we were celebrating the New Year?), and we have a lot of food and animal safety news for you. Here you go:

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Soap makes water ‘wetter’

Automatic soap dispensers can be automatically annoying. Hey, I exist soap dispensing god! I can’t think of any other thing I can possibly do with my soiled hands in front of your “sillitupid” sensor to prove I’m here!

Is skirmishing with the insensitive sensors for soap actually worth it? As a teen trying to be […]

Do turkeys have a drinking problem?

Dr. Mueez Ahmad, DVM

Technical services veterinarian

Neogen

Although we’ve heard of chickens crossing the road from various sources, turkeys apparently are not very interested in whatever may be on the other side of the road. It sounds like turkeys have a better road sense than chickens. However, when […]

New drinking water rules aim to enhance safety

The past couple months have seen a slew of new rules.

Although many are related to food safety (such as two long awaited rules from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA), drinking water safety also received an upgrade.

Announced in December, the changes overhaul the Total Coliform Rule (TCR), which has been used […]