New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
Core March 10, 2005
The Agricultural Research
Service today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals at:
This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert
resources on the health and well-being of agricultural animals and fish.
Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a
particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue looks at how
scientists at the
Animal Disease Center's Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit in
Ames, Iowa, are working towards treatments for several important cattle
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
- A recently commercialized electrostatic system reduces airborne
dust and microorganisms in poultry houses and hatcheries.
- ARS scientists create a genetic map of the chicken.
- Does too much protein for lactating cows contribute to nitrogen
pollution and decreased milk yield?
- A new ARS research center is focusing on meeting the needs of
forage-based enterprises in the Mid-South.
- A correlation is found between eggshell quality and
Salmonella infection in chickens
Professionals interested in animal health issues may want to bookmark
the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS
research locations covering approximately 70 animal health topics. These range
from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects like nutrition
or parasites. The site also provides complete contact information for the more
than 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and
improving farm animal health.
To receive an e-mail alert about each future issue's posting online,
contact Jim Core, ARS Information Staff
(301-504-1619), or sign up
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.