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Biosecurity for Organic Livestock Producers
Practical tips on everything from property planning to day-to-day management by Karen Omalley of IDO Organic Farming in a factsheet from News South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Biosecurity in Small-Scale US Livestock Operations
Animal health is closely related to profitability, since healthy animals are more productive and introduction of disease to a naïve herd or flock can have negative economic consequences. This factsheet from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection...
A New Concept In Milking Machine & Parlour Hygiene
Hygiene is a necessary investment for any dairy production that is striving for quality, says DVM Josephine Verhaeghe, CID Lines. ...
Rodent Control in Livestock and Poultry Facilities
Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. These animals consume and contaminate food destined for livestock and other animals, as well as humans, according to Brian Lang from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,...
Salmonella In Cattle In GB - 2009
Overall, the number of cases of salmonella has increased in cattle in the UK, according to the Veterinary Laboratory Agency. ...
Residue Testing Shows Low Positive Level
In 2009, just 0.3 per cent of samples from Irish animals and products were positive for residues according to the the National Residue Control Plan for 2009....
Basic Farm Biosecurity
Producers are advised to follow good on-farm biosecurity measures to protect their livestock and crops from the constant threat of pests and diseases. ...
Vaccines And Microbials To Control E.Coli
Since E.Coli 0157 was recognised as a serious food safety issue in the 1980's following a poisoning outbreak in the US in hamburgers, there have been numerous attempts to institute controls, writes TheCattleSite senior Editor, Chris Harris....
Harmonising E.coli Monitoring Across Europe
The European Food Safety Authority is to review the way the e.coli is monitored and reported and harmonise methods across EU countries, writes TheCattleSite senior editor Chris Harris....
Food Safety Affected by Dairy Cow Housing and Husbandry
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked its Biological Hazards Panel to deliver a report on 'Food Safety aspects of dairy cows housing and husbandry systems'. The report is based on a number of findings presented by the Animal Health and Welfare...
Mastitis Detection, Prevention, and Control in Dairy Replacement Heifers
Replacement heifers, whether they are raised on the farm, purchased from other dairies, or contract-raised by growers, are critical to herd productivity because they represent the future milking and breeding stock in all dairy operations, writes Stephen...
Fly Control In Cattle
Flies cost the cattle industry more than $500 million each year, causing slowed weight gain, reduced milk production and diseases such as pinkeye and anaplasmosis....
Dioxin Discovery Leads National Residue Plan Results
The discovery of dioxin in samples of pig fat is the major feature in the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) results of testing carried out under the National Residue Control Plan for 2008, writes TheCattleSite senior editor Chris...
FMD: The Way Towards Global Control
Over 500 participants, participated in the OIE/FAO Global Conference on Foot and Mouth Disease to discuss a way towards global control, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Keeping the Threat of Drug Resistant Cattle Nematodes at Bay
Anthelmintic management has so far kept the threat of cattle nematodes under control, but without advanced methods of prevention, growing resistance could open the box to a new set of problems, writes Adam Anson, TheCattleSite....
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