New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
Core June 8, 2005
The Agricultural Research
Service today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals at:
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 reports on
research to find affordable and natural supplements to increase feed intake and
weight gain in weaning piglets, instead of relying on sub-therapeutic
treatments of antibiotics to increase the animal's health and productivity.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
- A new ARS laboratory dedicated to egg safety, quality and
- A new method for treating swine-production wastewater,
- A system to treat, filter and conserve water in fresh-water fish
- How elevated carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere could
result in reduced livestock weight gains.
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, ARS Information Staff , or
sign up online at:
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.