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New Issue of Healthy Animals Now OnlineBy Jim Core
October 25, 2004
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 looks at avian and swine influenza viruses. Scientists are now learning more about the behavior of flu viruses in poultry and pigs, and how animals can be hosts for the viruses that affect humans.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
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.
ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.