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Healthy Animals logo: link to new issue

New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online

By Laura McGinnis
July 27, 2006

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 livestock, poultry and fish.

Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue examines the contributions of the agency's Rangeland, Pasture and Forages National Program.

  • Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
  • The effects of calving times on livestock production.
  • New methods to control bacteria in swine waste lagoons.
  • Benefits of relaxed cattle management.
  • Shooting to heal: projectile brucellosis vaccinations.

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.