Get ready for the week with the 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.

Animal safety

A more effective treatment for a cat killer-cytauxzoonosis – Fully Vetted

A new treatment is bumping up survival rates for cats with cytauxzoonosis from 26 percent to 60 percent.

FDA aims to enhance antimicrobial drug use data – Veterinary Practice News

In order to better track antibiotic use in food-producing animals, the FDA is seeking comments and input from the public and industry.

New Queensland Hendra virus case, human exposure confirmed –

This is the sixth incident of Hendra virus in Queensland, Australia this year.

Deadline extended for comments on proposed rule to protect pet wellbeing – Fully Vetted

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)  is seeking comments on a rule that would tighten restrictions on retail pet stores.

Keeping horses healthy and sound during transport (Ask the vet live) –

Hear tips on how to keep horses safe while moving them.


Weekly mycotoxin report — Neogen

Although some areas of the country got rain, much of the U.S. still is in drought, which could lead to aflatoxin.

Drought puts Romania’s corn crop in danger –

Officials expect Romanian farmers could lose up to half of their corn crop this year, following a severe drought.

U.S. drought sparks new fears for soya prices –

Global concerns ratchet up regarding soy supplies.

Feed costs top 70 percent for livestock, poultry farms – FarmWorld

A new report profiles what drives feed prices and how much farmers will need in the future.

Midwest crops, fish, and water supply punished by drought – Scientific American

It’s not just the corn that’s hard hit.

Food safety

Deadly E. coli strain decoded –

Michigan State University researchers have found the weakness of a deadly strain of E. coli that killed 54 people and sickened more than 3,800 last year.

Making Norway’s deadliest food – Nofima breaks ground on facility –

A new facility in Norway intentionally will contaminate foods with dangerous pathogens to study the best ways to prevent outbreaks.

Let the Games begin! – Food Standards Agency

Get a rundown of some of the steps the Food Standards Agency is taking to ensure safe food and water at the Olympics.


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