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New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online / December 23, 2004 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

Healthy animals logo: Link to new issue

New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online

By Jim Core
December 23, 2004

The Agricultural Research Service today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals at:

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han20.htm

This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural animals and fish.

Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue looks at some of the ways ARS researchers are developing new forages and evaluating methods that conserve the natural resource base, while enhancing the productivity, sustainability and ecological health of the nation's rangeland. Other research highlighted in this issue includes:

  • Management systems for grazing dairy cattle
  • A study of the occurrence of Salmonella in poultry
  • ARS scientists release Holstein bull germplasm to university researchers
  • New method analyzes key proteins in turkey genes for fertility traits
  • Cattle genes may contribute to leaner cuts of beef

Professionals interested in animal health issues may want to bookmark the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS research locations covering approximately 70 animal health topics. These range from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects like nutrition or parasites. The site also provides complete contact information for the more than 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and improving farm animal health.

To receive an e-mail alert about each future issue's posting online, contact Jim Core or sign up online.

ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.

Last Modified: 12/23/2004
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