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Study: ‘Hidden’ genes could be key in development of new antibiotics
A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the “hidden” genes in bacteriophages — types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria —...
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Tools for the reduction or substitution of antibiotics in animal feed diets are already available. However, vaccination remains the most important tool for disease prevention. A different antibiotic strategy now needs to be applied, one that incorporates...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Heat Stress in Dairy Cows
Heat stress is a natural phenomenon that affects dairy cows and other domestic animals in tropical, sub-tropical and often in temperate regions of the world during the summer months....
Colistin - The Latest European Antibiotic Resistance Challenge
Europe appears to have been thrown into turmoil following the release of a paper by Liu and colleagues (2015), describing the emergence of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism, mcr-1 gene, in China, writes David Burch, Veterinarian, Octagon...
Aflatoxins in Milk: Do Not Underestimate an Unavoidable Problem
Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, G2) are mycotoxins of major concern to the dairy industry. ...
How Do I Decide which Mould Inhibitor Should be Included in My Feeds?
There are many mould inhibitor brands in the feed additives market which claim to work better than all others, writes José Luís Laparra (Nutriad) Mexico. However, not all of them are as efficient as suppliers might claim. What should you look for when...
The Truth About Staphylococcus Aureus
Preventing Staph.aureus starts with the calf, according to the latest insight from Virginia experts. ...
What Can Dairy Care365™ Do for You?
Every day at Bridgewater Dairy, LLC, 240,000 pounds of milk – that’s more than 28,000 gallons – are marketed from northwestern Ohio to bottlers and supermarket chains throughout the Midwest. ...
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
Antibiotic Free Cows Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance
Manure from cows fed no antibiotics is supporting soil bacteria growth and leading to antimicrobial resistance, puzzling scientists. ...
Making Dry Off Count: Combating Mastitis
Antibiotic dry cow treatments and internal teat sealants are 'valuable tools' to fight mastitis in high risk herds, New Zealand farmers are being told. ...
Organic and Conventional Dairies Show Few Differences in Cow Health and Milk
Oregon State University's Daniel Robison discusses how cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms do not significantly differ in terms of health or in the nutritional content of their milk....
Antibiotics in Livestock and Poultry Production
Developed by the American Meat Institute (AMI) to improve the accuracy of reporting on the issue of antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, these Top Ten tips help to clarify some of the myths and misconceptions for everyone involved in these...
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
 
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