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New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online / October 4, 2005 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

Healthy Animals logo: Link to new issue

New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online

By Jim Core
October 4, 2005

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

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han23.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 explores some of the ways ARS researchers are working to improve aquaculture practices in the United States.

Other research highlighted in this issue includes:

  • An ARS discovery that could help boost artificial insemination production
  • New ARS-developed vaccines that protect catfish and other fish against pathogens
  • ARS efforts to preserve the genetic material of Navajo-Churro sheep, and
  • ARS production of cows with mastitis-resistant proteins in their genes

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 of the ARS Information Staff or sign up online at:

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

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

Last Modified: 10/4/2005
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