New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online
McGinnis April 9, 2009
The Agricultural Research
Service (ARS) today posted a
new issue of Healthy
Animals. This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert
resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and
Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular
element of ARS animal research. The current issue examines catfish research
conducted by scientists at the
Genetics Research Unit in Stoneville, Miss.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
- Supportive supplements: The benefits of feeding dried distiller's
grains to piglets.
- Colonial conservation: Adding genetic material from historic sheep
to the national collection.
- Barley for bovines: Two new, high-yielding barleys.
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 (301-504-1654,
ARS is the principal intramural scientific research agency in the
U.S. Department of Agriculture.