Posted 25 April 2012. Forage and Grazinglands.
New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
Source: USDA Press Release.
Beltsville, Maryland (April 18, 2012)--The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals. This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish.
Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue examines research on leptospirosis, a disease that affects livestock, domestic animals and humans.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
• A natural selenium co-product lasts longer in sheep than inorganic supplements.
• Forage kochia may provide a more nutritious winter option for cattle than traditional rangeland vegetation.
• Research suggests that soy milk fed to piglets may produce better bone development than cow's milk formula or mother's milk.
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.