Smithfield Foods Reaffirms No Incidence of A(H1N1) In Any of Its Herds or Employees
Smithfield, Va., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD ) today reaffirmed that there is no evidence of the presence of A(H1N1) influenza in any of the company's swine herds
or in its employees at any of its worldwide operations, including those in the United States. ...
Researchers consider herd movements to help eradicate bovine TB
... In 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture spent $31 million to depopulate herds
of cattle affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB), even though the risk of the disease has been significantly reduced in the U.S. over the past several d...
New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'
...hort-term disease treatment, these same critically important drugs -- like tetracycline, erythromycin and ciproflaxin -- are fed in low doses to large herds
or flocks daily, often for the lifespan of the animal. This creates ideal conditions for the breeding of new and dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacter...
Bioniche Represented at House of Commons Sub-Committee on Food Safety
...increase in revenue. At the same time, cattle producers believe that they receive no immediate or direct benefit for spending money to vaccinate their herds
against E. coli O157. Bioniche is seeking the support of government to provide initial funding to encourage adoption, given that E. coli O157 poses a ...
Flu Outbreak: There's More Than One Doctor in the House
...ion and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, playing a critical role in state and local health departments or ensuring the health of our domestic swine herds
by continuing to give regular vaccinations against influenza and increasing biosurveillance and security measures on farms, veterinarians are in the m...
Smithfield Foods Sends Letter to Employees
... presence of the influenza virus in any of our pig herds
or our employees at any of our worldwide operation... company is to ensure the health and safety of our herds
and our employees so that consumers can trust our ... you of our policy regarding the health of our pig herds
and employees. All of our...
Smithfield Foods Says North American Influenza Not Present in Any of Its Worldwide Operations and Pork is Safe to Eat
...icials and are submitting samples from their swine herds
to confirm the absence of North American influenza...inister influenza virus vaccination to their swine herds
and conduct routine testing. Those operations have...oluntarily submitting new samples from their swine herds
for genetic sequence analysis and initial results ...
Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act
...tally important to human health from use on factory farms unless animals or herds
are sick with disease.
"Human antibiotics are routinely misused on f...nt drugs--drugs like tetracycline, erythromycin and ciproflaxin--are fed to herds
or flocks at low doses often over their entire lives, creating ideal condit...
American Veterinary Medical Association: Weaving a Web for Food Safety
... comes to food safety than that of the veterinarian," DeHaven said. "They are not only checking the well-being of food animals and maintaining healthy herds
and flocks, veterinarians are also first responders on the front lines of disease prevention and outbreak. Their involvement in food safety plays a vi...
Hunter-Killed Elk Test Negative for CWD and Other Diseases
...orking closely with the state Department of Agriculture and other agency representatives on the state's CWD Task Force, we hope to protect our state's herds
from this always-fatal disease."
CWD tests on the elk samples were conducted by the New Bolton Center, which is the University of Pennsylvania's...
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Heat stress influences low conception of dairy herds
Reproductive efficiency has suffered a dramatic decrease since the mid 1980s despite rapid worldwide progress in genetics and management of high producing dairy herds. The reasons for the decline in fertility are multifactorial and cannot be solely attributed to an increase in milk production. We ...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
Aerial surveys by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society confirm the existence of more than 1.2 million white-eared kob, tiang antelope and Mongalla gazelle in Southern Sudan, where wildlife was thought to have vanished as a result of decades-long conflict. Despite the war, some species ...
First ever worldwide census analysis of caribou/reindeer numbers reveals dramatic decline
... caused by global warming that happen in the Arctic and which impact on the herds
include; earlier spring green ups that now occur before migrating herds
arrive north and which deprive mothers and calves of quality feeding; warme...
Scientists should look at their own carbon footprint
...s of carbon. We know that carbon release by human activity is a key contributor to climate change."
Brook studies the health and anatomy of caribou herds
in Nunavut and Northwest Territories. He collaborates with northern wildlife managers and is also involved in youth education. This work typically tak...
DNA blueprint for healthier and more efficient cows
...bovine stomach)," Dr Tellam said.
"The second possible explanation is that ruminants and cows are typically found in very large herds, and in these herds
there is a greater propensity for disease transmission, so you need to be better equipped to withstand diseases."
These new findings will point the...
Satellite snow maps help reindeer herders adapt to a changing Arctic
... Arctic reindeer herders are facing the challenges of adapting to climate change as a warmer Arctic climate makes it harder for herds
to find food and navigate. To help them adapt, the ESA-backed Polar View initiative is providing them with satellite-based snow maps.
"Snow is of p...
Honest crabs, power to the hungry, nice mice and clever meerkats: News from the American Naturalist
...tentions? An Experimental Test," 173:March.
POWER TO THE HUNGRY: HOW THE NEEDIEST CAN LEAD LARGE GROUPS
Flocks of birds, swarms of insects and herds
of ungulates don't need to take a vote to choose their leaders. According to research led by Larissa Conradt (University of Sussex), leaders in large ...
Research uncovers surprising lion stronghold in war-torn central Africa
...parks sit, is one of the richest reserves of biodiversity in the world. It's also home to many charismatic wildlife species, including elephant, great herds
of ungulates, and lion. But how many lions is poorly known, because the area's intense poverty and strife have made it dangerous to carry out ground s...
Rudolf's kin more than just Santa's ride
...bou have disappeared entirely from eastern and Great Lakes States, and most herds
in Alberta and southern British Columbia are in decline. Even the large migratory herds
in the Far North are experiencing widespread declines in numbers and reprod...
Missing: 2,000 elephants
...ut 1,000 animals, down from an estimated 3,000 in 2006. Ivory poachers using automatic weapons have decimated elephant populations particularly when herds
venture seasonally outside of the park.
Civil unrest in has made conservation exceedingly difficult in Chad. Several park guards have been shot and...
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Enigma Diagnostics Announces Successful Evaluation of the Enigma FL by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency
...ate the performance of the Enigma FL (Field Laboratory).
BVD is considered to be one of the main threats to cattle (1), affecting the majority of herds
in the UK. It is closely related to classical swine fever virus, a serious disease of pigs, and to border disease virus, which infects sheep.
Neogen Develops Quickest Single Test for Beta-Lactams and Tetracyclines in Milk
...-lactams and tetracyclines in a single test.
"As the use of both tetracycline and beta-lactam antibiotics for the management of mastitis in dairy herds
has grown in certain regions of the world, the need for a single test to simultaneously detect both groups of antibiotics has also grown," said Ed Bra...
International science consortium publishes analysis of domestic cattle genome sequence
... genes developed over time in response to the diversity of microbes that domestic cattle encounter and the vulnerability of animals that live in large herds
to the spread of infectious diseases.
The breed of cattle selected for genome sequencing was Hereford, which is used in beef production. The effor...
Bion Outlines Differences between its Patented Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Treatment Technology and Anaerobic Digesters
...d of large scale livestock operations
balanced with dedicated food processing and/or highly-efficient biofuel
production. Bion's ability to permit new herds
in strategic locations,
coupled with integrating and co-locating the synergistic agribusiness
activities, dramatically reduces transportation costs an...
Neogen Launches Quickest Test Available for Tetracyclines in Milk
...istently accurate results.
"As tetracyclines have emerged as a second choice of antibiotics to
beta- lactams for the management of mastitis in dairy herds
regions of the world, the concern over tetracycline drug residues in milk
has grown," said Lon Bohannon, Neogen's president. "Developing Te...
K-State Research Leading to Software to Help Nation's Cattle Producers Identify Biosecurity Risks, Evaluate Impact of Cow-Calf Diseases Online
... MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cattle producers
soon will find that the latest tools to keep their herds
healthy and the
food supply safe are as close at hand as their desktop or laptop computer. Research at Kansas State University is leading to the crea...
"You're fired!" Trump wants trademark rights
... these words, you may be in a serious violation and a possible lawsuit. Before you fire anybody with these words, imagine the footsteps of blue-suited herds
of lawyers. Here are some alternate terms to avoid the wrath of the great Don. Youre outsourced. Youre zapped or Youre hired, by PBS" Of course, PBS i...
Is your IT stuck in the MUD?
...big enough to have their own rooms or even small buildings. Access and use of the computers was tightly controlled and they were watched over by small herds
of technician-programmers that tended to have advanced degrees in obscure theoretical mathematics. Computing resources and expertise were so expensive...
The black hole of corporate branding
...them very high, all as qualifiers to make a real expensive brand. It was wonderful. Everyone contended. Everyone became a brand carrier, infesting the herds
and paying dearly.
Starting the romancing age
In the earlier days, great new products were created leading to powerful marketing and branding stra...
A final word on branding
Roy's uncle, Walt, invented Mickey Mouse and created the Disney empire. At the time, the word "branding" was reserved only for cowboys branding herds
of cattle by the fiery iron.
The word "branding" is dangerously overused. Many people use branding as a cure for all kinds of problems in all kinds...
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..... breed v. , bred , breeding , breeds . v.tr. To produce (offspring); give birth to or hatch. ... the breed is at the level where commercial herds
are breeding ... Low to ground, long in body and short of leg with robust muscular development, ... The breed became popular in the U.S. during...