The first Monday links of June

E. coli

E. coli

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

Gut reaction: Human colon replica demonstrates how E. coli contaminates groundwaterScientific American

Researchers found when E. coli O157:H7 (the most virulent strain of E. coli) interacts with other microbes such as fungi, it more often forms biofilms, which are difficult to get rid of.

Salmonella exploit circadian responseU-T San Diego

As if Salmonella didn’t cause enough harm already, new research suggests it also follows the body’s circadian rhythms and then disrupts them.

Intent to suspend agency qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter analysis – FSIS

The change affects companies covered by the 2010 Campylobacter Performance Standards for Young Chickens and Young Turkeys.

Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella a rare but “growing concern” in Canada – Food Safety News

Although ciprofloxacin-resistant strains haven’t been found in Canada, officials are concerned after a study revealed 11 people who traveled to Africa acquired the strain.


Animal safety

California celebrates dairy 30 ways and more for June dairy monthSacramento Bee

It’s National Dairy Month! Check back to the Neogen blog later today for a special post.

Beijing’s second H7N9 patient dischargedChina Daily

So far, 58 people who had contact with the patient have not displayed symptoms.

For more stories on H7N9 avian flu, click here.

Patience needed with pet skin problems – Fully Vetted

Sometimes there’s more than one cause.

Four pound hairball removed from Florida tiger – Veterinary Practice News

The size of a basketball, you say?

Could aromatherapy help calm stressed horses? – The Horse

Spa day, equine style.



Top U.S. corn state, Iowa, receives most spring rain on recordAg Professional

The heavy rain delayed corn and soybean plantings.

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