Facial recognition technology might help monitor animal moods

It’s 2019 and science hasn’t even figured out how to talk to animals yet. What gives?

Fortunately, dedicated and resourceful researchers around the world have greatly improved our understanding of animal behavior, to the point where we can often figure out what our pets and livestock are expressing, even if they can’t talk to us.

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How disease ‘contact chains’ link farms near and far

It’s good to be connected to others in this world, but some networks are less than desirable — like disease networks.

Unwittingly introducing new diseases to a herd or flock is one of the biggest challenges in adding new animals. For this reason, farmers and ranchers employ biosecurity protocols and can quarantine the new animal […]

Mastitis control in summer

Hot, sunny periods can be a testing time for the dairy cow and the herdsman.

Dairy farmers have to deal with irritation in the parlor, prolonged milking times because of the irritation, and most importantly, contamination of the udder leading to mastitis.

Many cases of summer mastitis are not classified as environmental or contagious; they […]

Neogen now offers automed® medication delivery system

Neogen now offers an automatic battery-powered applicator that virtually eliminates inaccurate dosing and hand fatigue.

The innovative automed® medication delivery device can be used to accurately deliver injectable, pour-on, intranasal and oral medications, using either line feed or bottle mount connections. The device was engineered for use in the animal protein industries, and also offers […]

A Vet’s View: What’s an immunostimulant?

The immune system functions to combat foreign invaders in the body through two basic pathways, cellular immunity and humoral immunity. Humoral immunity is the part most people have heard about, where circulating antibodies serve to neutralize invading pathogens (a pathogen is a disease-producing agent like a virus or bacterium).

The other side is cellular immunity, […]

Westminster welcomes new breeds (and cats, too?)

American hairless terrier

Three new dog breeds are being welcomed to the pack at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the most prestigious canine competition in the United States. These, however, are not the only new furry faces you will see, as the event will also feature a special program dedicated to, wait […]

Neogen acquires rodenticide assets

Neogen Corporation announced today that it has acquired the complete rodenticide assets of Virbac Corporation, the North American affiliate of the France-based Virbac Group, a global animal health company.

The acquired assets include a key rodenticide active ingredient that complements Neogen’s existing active ingredients, and more than 40 regulatory approvals for a variety of formulations […]