Animal health and production and animal products
Swine Vaccine May Benefit Humans
Scientists at the University of Minnesota have discovered a swine vaccine.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Reveals New Insights
University of Connecticut (UConn) scientist Steven Szczepanek, in collaboration with researchers from Plum Island Animal Disease Center, worked on a universal vaccine that may cover various types of the virus.
Detecting Mortality in Birds Following Release
Researchers at the University of Maine are researching the fundamental assumption of avian survival analysis; that the act of capture, handling, and marking birds does not affect subsequent survival.
New Discovery, More Bees Mark Michigan’s First Full Bee Census
The first complete bee census, led by Michigan State University scientists, confirmed a new species and revealed that the actual number of bee species in Michigan exceeded earlier estimates.
Improving Food Quality, One Light at a Time
Fort Valley State University aims to make a mark in food safety research with the help of a new pulsed ultraviolet (UV) light system that could aid in the decontamination of foods and extend shelf life without heat or chemical preservatives.
Food Safety Toolbox
Scientists from Iowa State University developed an on-line toolbox that helps consumers, producers and processors to manage and reduce the incidence of human illness caused by Campylobacter jejuni.
Ground Zero for Salmonella
Martin Wiedmann, a Cornell University microbiologist, is working to solve the mystery and trace the origin of Salmonella Cerro.
Education as a Way to Reduce STEC Contamination
Scientists from Kansas State University developed a series of free training modules, Translation of STEC: Mitigation to Field Implementation, to teach meat processors, producers, distributors and restaurant workers how to safely control STEC (Shigatoxin-producing E.coli)-related contamination.
Teaching Teachers About Cattle
To help engage future agricultural professionals, Dr. Linda Atkinson and Heather Shaffery at the University of Oklahoma are working with kindergarten through community college teachers from across Oklahoma through “Authentic Research Experiences for Teachers (ARET).”
Ornamental Fish Food
Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England.