Animal health and production and animal products

Too Many Antibiotics May Pose Harm for Bees and Humans

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin discovered that honey bees treated with a common antibiotic were half as likely to survive the week after treatment compared with a group of untreated bees, a finding that may have health implications for bees and people alike.

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).”