Cow power could generate electricity for millions

Converting livestock manure into a domestic renewable fuel source could generate enough electricity to meet up to three per cent of North America's entire consumption needs and lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

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Researchers from the University of Leeds are linking their scientific knowledge with the ancient lore of Botswana herdsmen to stop the deterioration of the country's grazing land.

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals

Pigs and other farm animals are harbouring major reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Claw and limb disorders in 12 Norwegian beef-cow herds

The main aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of claw and limb disorders in Norwegian beef-cow herds.

Transmission dynamics of hepatitis E among swine: potential impact upon human infection

The aim of this paper was to assess the transmission potential of HEV infection in swine using seroprevalence survey data from Japan.

Association between molecular markers linked to the Leptin gene and weight gain in postpartum beef cows

A study analyzing the effect of six polymorphisms on the average daily weight gain and reproductive performance in postpartum cows of two beef cattle herds

Crystal-associated cholangiopathy in sheep grazing Brachiaria decumbens containing the saponin protodioscin

The aim of this study was to describe an outbreak of hepatogenous photosensitization in sheep grazing B. decumbens

Milk yields affected by music tempo

Dairy cows produce more milk when listening to REM's 'Everybody Hurts' or Beethoven's 'Pastoral Symphony' than when subjected to Wonderstuff's 'Size of a Cow' or the Beatles' 'Back In The USSR'

Naked Oats Challenge Wheat In Feed Industry

Naked oats has proved to be an excellent avian feed in terms of nutritional value.

Arsenic in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans, C&EN reports

An arsenic-based additive used in chicken feed may pose health risks to humans who eat meat from chickens that are raised on the feed

Geoscientists follow arsenic from chicken feed to streambeds

What happened to the chicken when she crossed the road is less important that what happens to what she eats when it is used as fertilizer.

Poultry probiotics - Easter discovery for UK chicks

UK scientists have discovered a new way to combat food poisoning, by targeting it in living animals using beneficial bacteria.

Bird flu study highlights need to vaccinate flocks effectively

Incomplete vaccination of poultry flocks could make the spread of deadly strains of avian flu such as H5N1 worse

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes losses of £23.6M a year to the UK poultry industry but scientists are now developing a new way to vaccinate chicks against the disease

Poultry production in the Netherlands has to change

Poultry production in the Netherlands has to change for a prosperous future.

Stuck in a rut: repetitive rituals of lab, zoo and farm animals a symptom of altered brain function

Animals kept in captivity exhibit stereotypic behaviour that is fundamentally similar to that seen in human conditions of autism and schizophrenia

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.

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals

Pigs and other farm animals are harbouring major reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to research presented today

Agriculture Minister Stresses 'Thorough' Review of Beef

Seoul's Agriculture Minister Park Hong-soo said it's important the U.S. beef quarantine issue be "thoroughly" reviewed.

Sodium chlorate supplementation reduces E. coli O157:H7 populations in cattle

This study indicates that treating cattle with sodium chlorate reduced E. coli, total coliforms, and E. coli O157:H7 populations at a preharvest critical control point.