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April 30, 2017

New Test Detects Early Stage of Wasting Disease in Cattle

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early stages of paratuberculosis, a fatal disease that plagues dairy herds and causes an estimated annual loss of up to $250 ... read more

Mar. 10, 2017 — The most extensive isotope analysis of archaeological material in Finland revealed a fragment of the history of ancient Finnish cattle: the bones and teeth showed which plants the animals fed on. For ... read more

DNA from Taxidermy Specimens Explains Genetic Structure of British and Irish Goats

Feb. 28, 2017 — Modern-day British and Irish goats used in agriculture lack genetic diversity. DNA comparisons were made with decades-old taxidermy specimens -- the first time such specimens have been used to answer ... read more

Study Catalogs the Complex Flavors of American-Made Goat Cheese

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers generated a flavor lexicon that lists the 39 flavor attributes in cheeses made with goat milk. Flavor lexicons are important tools for cheesemakers because they help with development, ... read more

Gene-Edited Pigs Show Signs of Resistance to Major Viral Disease

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from an infection that costs the swine industry billions each year. The team have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are ... read more

Gene Editing Can Complement Traditional Food-Animal Improvements

Feb. 17, 2017 — Animal scientist say that gene editing -- following in the footsteps of traditional breeding -- has tremendous potential to boost the sustainability of livestock production, while also enhancing ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers are are unpacking the entire DNA sequences of 50 influential animals dating back to the 1950s, then honing in on the genes associated with specific traits in order to capture the best ... read more

Model Assesses Interventions for Bovine Tuberculosis in Morocco

Feb. 2, 2017 — In many developing countries, a significant fraction of the tuberculosis burden comes potentially from the tuberculosis bacteria carried by animals, essentially cattle. Efforts to reduce the ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Animal welfare on huge rangelands is a challenge. Researchers are collaborating to find ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare. Researchers in Australia are very ... read more

In Madagascar, Rift Valley Fever Follows Trade Routes

Jan. 24, 2017 — Rift Valley fever is an emerging viral disease that is threatening public health and has already had a substantial economic impact. Two publications have revealed that in Madagascar, cattle trading ... read more

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during ... read more

Considering Cattle Could Help Eliminate Malaria in India

Jan. 16, 2017 — The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — Symptoms of tremors and shaking in newborn piglets are not a sign that the animals are cold, but rather that they are suffering from a specific viral infection. Researchers have now been able to ... read more

Nutrition Data Review Shows Red Meat Has Neutral Effect on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Dec. 19, 2016 — Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new ... read more

Beans and Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

Dec. 9, 2016 — Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — New LED lights that are being installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills -- they also help milk taste better, researchers have ... read more

Restaurants Not Good at Explaining Risks of Undercooked Meat to Customers

Dec. 1, 2016 — Front-line staff, such as servers in restaurants, are often trusted with providing customers with food safety information regarding their meals. A challenge to the food-service industry is that these ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A veterinary research team has discovered the specific genetic mutations that make Campylobacter jejuni such a virulent strain of bacteria in ruminant animals such as sheep and cattle. The research ... read more

Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport

Nov. 30, 2016 — Following best practices will improve welfare of cattle and provide economic benefits in dairy and beef transportation, according to a new ... read more

Could Honey Bee Brood Be the Future of Food?

Nov. 28, 2016 — Honey bee brood – the larvae and pupae of drones – has great potential as a food source. It is already eaten as a delicacy in many countries, including Mexico, Thailand and Australia. It has a ... read more

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