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 […]

Understanding risks leads to a more successful calving season

It’s a wonderful time of year when baby farm animals take the stage (or, well, pasture), but it’s not a time without its risks. Fortunately, biosecurity and animal safety steps taken by farmers and ranchers every day go a long way in making sure each calving season is a success.

Experts at the North Dakota […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading — University of Copenhagen Following genetic studies of deformed calves, recent research in Copenhagen uncovered a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding […]