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Apr. 20, 2015 — Anew yogurt with high protein content and higher satiating capacity has been developed, opening up an alternative in the design of new nutritional control strategies. One researcher involved says ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. For their study, they analyzed bacteria present in healthy and ulcerated cattle stomachs and ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Researchers have developed a nanotechnology platform that positively identifies mastitis in dairy cattle earlier and for less cost than current technologies on the market. Mastitis is the most common ... read more

Dairy Industry Making Strides Toward Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

Mar. 18, 2015 — Agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) make up 8.1% of total U.S. GHG emissions. The dairy cattle farming industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or increasing ... read more

Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain

Mar. 3, 2015 — While flu season starts to die down, researchers are diligently monitoring for the next novel influenza virus by monitoring swine influenza viruses. The work is starting with swine in the field. ... read more

Pigs Can Regulate Sulfur Retention When Distillers Dried Grains Are Included in Diet

Feb. 19, 2015 — Distillers dried grains with solubles, a co-product of the ethanol industry, is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets. However, distillers dried grains with solubles can be high in sulfur, ... read more

Minimizing 'False Positives' Key to Vaccinating Against Bovine TB

Feb. 19, 2015 — New diagnostic tests are needed to make vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) viable and the number of false positives from these tests must be below 15 out of every 10,000 cattle ... read more

Making a Better Wound Dressing, With Fish Skin

Feb. 11, 2015 — With a low price tag and mild flavor, tilapia has become a staple dinnertime fish for many Americans. Now it could have another use: helping to heal our wounds. Scientists have shown that a protein ... read more

Cow Immune System Inspires Potential New Therapies

Feb. 6, 2015 — To help people with hormone deficiencies, scientists have developed a potential new therapy based on an unlikely model: immune molecules from ... read more

Organic, Conventional Milk: Comparing Apples to Apples?

Jan. 20, 2015 — Consumers perceive that organic cow milk differs from conventionally produced milk and that these differences justify the premium price for organic milk. In a new review, researchers in New Zealand ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — The impacts of bison overcrowding at Grand Canyon National Park are being studied by a group of university studients. Officials will include student's research findings in the environmental ... read more

New Salmonella Serotype Discovered

Jan. 16, 2015 — A new serotype of the salmonella bacteria has been discovered by Texan researchers. Because convention calls for a new serotype to be named after the city in which it is discovered, this one will be ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — The only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together ... read more

Sugar Molecule Links Red Meat Consumption and Elevated Cancer Risk in Mice

Dec. 29, 2014 — While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for certain cancers, other carnivores are not, prompting researchers to investigate the possible tumor-forming role of a sugar ... read more

Dec. 24, 2014 — The pathogens responsible for scrapie in small ruminants (prions) have the potential to convert the human prion protein from a healthy state to a pathological state, researchers have discovered for ... read more

Novel Tool to Study Life-Threatening Arrhythmias: A Genetically Engineered Pig

Dec. 15, 2014 — The first animal model with inherited cardiac arrhythmia -- an advance that could lead to better understanding of the biological mechanisms of normal heart conduction and rhythm -- has been developed ... read more

Do You Speak Cow? Researchers Listen in on 'Conversations' Between Calves and Their Mothers

Dec. 15, 2014 — Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first ... read more

Dec. 11, 2014 — With more and more rainforest giving way to pasture and grazing land every year, the practice of cattle ranching in the Amazon has serious implications on a global scale. At the same time, however, ... read more

Modeling the Impact of a Regional Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak in Livestock

Dec. 9, 2014 — A new model evaluates the impact and control of a potential outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in livestock. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — Researchers have found that it is counter-productive to kill wolves to keep them from preying on livestock. Shooting and trapping lead to more dead sheep and cattle the following year, not fewer. ... read more

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