Animal Bytes

Incisive updates on topical themes and current research within the field of UK animal science
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: There is a high prevalence of Toxoplasma infection in breeding ewes in Great Britain, so it is important to implement control measures to protect public health and to reduce cost...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take home message: Changes to the presence and distribution of sheep parasite infections coupled with the continuing emergence of treatment resistance means continued vigilance, and refinement and...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: It is possible to evaluate resistance of liver fluke to triclabendazole using a novel egg hatch essay, which may be applicable to on farm tests in the future Fasciola hepatica, or...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: Lowering the pH of the drinking water, via inclusion of organic acids, in newly weaned pigs reduces the E. coli load. Acidification of the drinking water to a low pH can help to...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: Transgenic chickens, not vaccination, could be key to preventing the spread of avian influenza viruses. Genetically modified chickens could hold the key to preventing the spread...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: Transgenic chickens, not vaccination, could be key to preventing the spread of avian influenza viruses. Sequential feeding can have positive repercussions on environmental aspects...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: Herd-level risk factors could be included in risk-based herd testing programmes to improve the targeting of interventions to reduce the risks of bTB transmission. Although the...
Posted October 23rd, 2012
Take Home Message: Increasing milking frequency from 2x to 4x per day saw improved milk and milk constituent yields and milk fat percentage, with no changes in udder health and milk fatty acid...
Posted September 28th, 2012
Take Home Message: Anaerobic fungal populations found in the hindgut of all horses vary daily and between horses Anaerobic fungi were present in the hindgut of all horses in a recent study and...
Posted September 28th, 2012
Take Home Message: Concentrations of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in beef do not meet the levels required by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to permit labelling as a ‘source of’ n...

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