The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals. This semi-annual online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish.
Twice a year, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue focuses on research to combat stable flies, the most damaging arthropod pest of U.S. cattle.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
Professionals interested in animal health issues might want to bookmark the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS research locations covering 70 animal health topics. These range from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects such as nutrition or parasites.
The site also provides complete contact information for the 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and improving farm animal health.
ARS is the principal intramural scientific research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.