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 fish.
Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue examines a significant agricultural pest: fire ants.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes:
· Scuttling Scrapie: Research efforts to detect and eliminate scrapie in goats.
· Disease Detection: New technologies for improved FMD detection and control.
· Fortifying Fowl: Food supplements for poultry health.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org), or sign up online.
ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency.