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Animal Production

Articles on Animal Production, particularly the cultivation, care and breeding of domestic animals. Hence, the section includes articles on husbandry and aquaculture.

Animal Production Articles

Mad Cow Disease Can Be Detected Through the Eyes of the Cattle
Scientists report that mad cow disease can be detected through the eyes of the cattle.

Date: 20 Aug 2010, Rating: 4.00

Distillers' Grain In Cattle Feed May Contribute To E. Coli Infection
A new study suggests that the addition of dried distillers’ grain, an ethanol by-product, to cattle feed may contribute to the prevalence of E. coli O157 infection in cattle.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

DNA Markers And Economically Significant Traits In Cattle Can Be Found With New Tool
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are using a new tool to find relationships between DNA markers and economically significant traits in cattle.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: 5.00

Cattle Fed Byproducts Of Ethanol Production Harbor Dangerous E. Coli Bacteria
Ethanol plants and livestock producers have created a symbiotic relationship.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

New Vaccine Technology Decreases E. Coli In Beef Cattle
Despite millions of dollars spent on food safety research over the last 10 years, ground beef recalls due to E. coli O157:H7 were higher in 2007 than in 2006

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: 1.00

Humans Are Reason For Why Domestic Animals Have Such Strange And Varied Coat Colors
You notice it in your everyday life, the bewildering diversity in coat colour among our pigs, dogs and other domestic animals. This stark contrasts with the uniformity of colour within wild animals.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: 1.00

Organic And Natural Beef Cattle Production Systems Offer No Major Difference In Antibiotic Susceptibility Of E. Coli
A new study suggests that when compared to conventionally raised beef cattle, organic and natural production systems do not impact antibiotic susceptibility of Escherichia coli O157:H7.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

DNA Analysis Reveals The Prime Stock Of Indonesian Cattle
DNA analysis shows that Indonesian zebu cattle have a unique origin with banteng (Bos javanicus) as part of their ancestry.

Date: 5 Jan 2010, Rating: not rated

Milk goes ‘green’: Today’s dairy farms use less land, feed and water
Dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and improved animal welfare over the past 60 years have resulted in a modern milk production system that has a smaller carbon footprint than mid-20th century farming practices

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: 4.00

New test to identify illegal steroids in cattle
In an effort to curb the illegal use of steroids in the European beef industry, scientists are reporting the development of a new test that can identify steroids with higher accuracy, more convenience...

Date: 24 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.67

Waste peel from pomegranate juice factories makes healthy cattle feed
Pomegranate peel left over from production of the juice renowned for its potential health benefits can make a nutritious feed supplement for cattle

Date: 31 Dec 2008, Rating: 4.00

Growth rate, health and welfare in a dairy herd with natural suckling until 6–8 weeks of age: a case report
This production system was easy to manage, preferred by the farmer, and may satisfy the public concern regarding the practice of immediate separation of cow and calf in commercial milk production.

Date: 11 Aug 2008, Rating: 3.50, 7 pages

A farm-level study of risk factors associated with the colonization of broiler flocks with Campylobacter spp. in Iceland, 2001 – 2004
The objective in this study was to identify risk factors for flock colonization acting at the broiler farm level

Date: 11 Aug 2008, Rating: not rated, 12 pages

Genetic effects on coat colour in cattle: dilution of eumelanin and phaeomelanin pigments in an F2-Backcross Charolais × Holstein population
In cattle, the gene coding for the melanocortin receptor 1 (MC1R) is known to be the main regulator of the switch between the two coat colour pigments: eumelanin (black pigment) and phaeomelanin (red pigment).

Date: 7 Aug 2008, Rating: 1.00, 9 pages

Rare Breeds Of Farm Animals Face Extinction
Scientists from CGIAR called for the rapid establishment of genebanks to conserve the sperm and ovaries of key animals critical for the global population's future survival.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: 2.50

Scientists Identify Genetic Basis For The Black Sheep Of The Family
Coat color of wild and domestic animals is a critical trait that has significant biological and economic impact.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: not rated

Living With Lions: How Livestock Owners Manage
There are many historical stories of shepherds and travellers encountering lions, for example the Old Testament contains dozens of tales about attacks on flocks and people by these fierce predators.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: 5.00

Researchers create pigs that produce heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids
Researchers report they have created pigs that produce omega-3 fatty acids.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: 5.00

A system that makes the work of animal farming easier
The INKOA company has devised an intelligent system for the electronic identification of animals which eliminates the errors of current systems for animal and meat product identification.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: 3.00

Organic milk is cream of the crop
A study by Newcastle University proves that organic farmers who let their cows graze as nature intended are producing better quality milk.

Date: 5 Aug 2008, Rating: not rated