Monday links

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

Animal Science:

Massive projected increase in use of antimicrobials in animals by 2030 — University of Cambridge The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by 52% by 2030 unless […]

Super bacteria discovery adds to antibiotic resistance concerns

Antibiotic resistance and super bacteria, have been causing major concerns as of late within the health and science communities. In fact, earlier this week a strain of drug-resistant super bacteria was discovered growing in the water off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to researchers, this bacteria, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, […]

One test can detect all viruses that infect people and animals

A new test developed by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis can now detect virtually any virus known to affect humans and animals. Called ViroCap, this test can also detect “novel” viruses not yet identified, as long as they share a few genetic characteristics with known viruses.

According to a recent article, the researchers […]