Hoof health key to total health

We all know how uncomfortable sore feet can be. For animals with hooves (and two more feet than people), sore feet can mean more than just a minor annoyance.

During the summer in particular, the combination of warm weather and rain can lead to softening of hooves, which can then cause more serious problems. For […]

Good biosecurity vital to prevent PEDV

Swine producers continue to fight back against the arrival of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that hit the U.S. in mid-May.

It’s the first time the disease has been reported in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

PEDV is not a reportable or regulatory disease, rather it is a production-related disease, […]

Cat’s meow: Show documents hidden world of cats

Want a cat’s eye view on what really goes on in the life of some fascinating felines?

You’re in luck. A recent study between the United Kingdom’s Royal Veterinary College and BBC’s Two’s Horizon program strapped cats up with GPS trackers and mini-cameras to monitor their movements throughout six 24-hour periods (researchers worked with animal […]

Tox Tuesdays: Phenazepam

Although less known than other emerging drugs, evidence suggests phenazepam usage is growing worldwide.

Phenazepam was developed in the 1970’s in the former Soviet Union to treat neurological disorders, alcohol withdrawal and epilepsy. It also has been used prior to surgeries as it lessens anxiety while increasing the effectiveness of anesthetics1, according to study published […]

The first official Monday links of summer

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food safety

FDA enlists NC State to chart transmission routes for Salmonella – Food Safety News

The team will look at routes of transmission for Salmonella, in particular Salmonella Enteritidis, in […]

Fighting back against ash dieback: Researchers sequence resistant tree

Ash dieback symptoms. Courtesy of WTPL/Mike Ryder.

Scientists are fighting back against a deadly ash tree fungus on the genetic level.

The first genetic information from a tree known as tree 35 that survived an outbreak of the deadly fungus that causes ash dieback in Denmark has been sequenced by researchers in the United […]

Raw curry leaves linked to U.K. outbreak

A foodborne illness outbreak earlier this year that sickened more than 400 people in northeast England has been linked to raw curry leaves.

The curry leaves were contaminated with multiple foodborne illness-causing strains of bacteria, including E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella. Of the more than 400 cases, 29 people had confirmed cases of Salmonella. Of […]

Weekly mycotoxin reports return

Did you miss our weekly mycotoxin reports?

We sure did. But not to fear, the weekly edition of Monday Mycotoxin Reports has returned to our YouTube channel. This season’s first edition tackles crop planting progress, emergence and, of course, an overview of the potential for mycotoxin issues, especially deoxynivalenol (DON).


New Zealand may allow some designer drugs

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Producers of designer drugs in New Zealand may soon be able to legally sell their wares – if they can prove they have a “low risk of harm”.

The law, which was recommended for passage last week, would affect drugs often referred to as “legal highs”, because […]

New week, new Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, life sciences and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

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House advances funding bill that bans horse slaughter, gives FDA a small boost – Food Safety News

The bill bumped up the budget for the U.S. Food and Drug […]