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Food safety

Salmonella biofilms extremely resistant to disinfectants – Food Safety News

Once the bacterium forms a film, it can be very tough to eliminate.

Appropriations […]

Here are your 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.

Food safety

Compliance guidelines for controlling Salmonella in market hogs now posted – USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

The guidance comes after Salmonella outbreaks associated with pork products.

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Keep pets safe from the cold

With another massive snowstorm moving its way across parts of the U.S., it’s important to take a moment to consider animal safety.

Like humans, cold weather can be extremely dangerous to pets. Here are a few tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for keeping your furry friends healthy, happy and safe during […]

New discovery helps unravel the early days of cat domestication

From ancient companions to the darlings of the internet, cats have had a close relationship with humanity for a long time.

Now a discovery in China points to how the relationship got started. Archaeologists studying a site in China have found evidence of partially-domesticated cats living with humans roughly 5,300 years ago. The cats were […]

Dog tail wagging holds clues to brain set up

Dogs’ tails may tell more of a tale than previously thought.

Think of a dog’s tail like its emotional barometer. Conventional thinking tells us that a wagging tail equals a happy dog. However, scientists have known for a while that tail wags can also indicate other, less positive feelings such as fear or insecurity, according […]

Canine hypothyroidism: What is it and how is it treated?

Dr. James Little Director of professional services, Neogen

 

When a dog’s body chemistry is off, the health effects can be significant.

This is especially true when it comes to the endocrine system, which regulates hormones. Although dogs may be affected by a range of endocrine issues, hypothyroidism is thought to be one of […]

Practicing pet safety in the summer

Warm days are upon us!

We aren’t the only ones who enjoy summertime – pets also seem to relish the sun and warmth. However, it’s important certain precautions are taken to ensure pets are kept healthy and happy, especially given how toasty it can get.

Check out these tips from the American Kennel Club (AKC) […]

Study shows average pet life span increased

Pets are living longer than they used to.

Nationally, the average lifespan for dogs is about 11 years while cats live for about 12.1 years. Overall, the average lifespan for dogs is up about 4 percent (or about half a year) since 2002. For cats, the average lifespan has increased an entire year, or about […]

Happy National Pet Week!

Give Rover and Fluffy some extra love this week – it’s National Pet Week!

This week is a time to not only celebrate pets and their contributions to our lives, but also to raise awareness of veterinary medicine and to highlight responsible pet ownership, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

The National Pet […]

Welcome back from the weekend 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.

Food safety

Determining the “high risk foods”: Another analysis sees things differently – Leavitt Partners blog

Different reports see different risk levels for foods.

Global networks make food safer – FoodSafety.gov

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