New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
April 30, 2008
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) today posted a new issue of Healthy
This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on
the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish.
Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular
element of ARS animal research. The current issue examines efforts to control
the biting midges that spread bluetongue virus.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
- Nutritious, year-round forage for cattle
- Heat stress model helps keep cows cool
- Improved peanuts for forage and hay
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
Laura McGinnis, ARS Information Staff or
sign up online.
ARS is the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.