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New Issue of Healthy Animals Now Online

By Sandra Avant
October 12, 2011

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 ARS research on genes and their connection to diseases, birth defects and the overall health of cattle.

Other research highlighted in this issue includes:

  • Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) can reverse drying effects of predicted higher temperatures on semi-arid rangelands.
  • A new freeze-drying method transforms fish into tasty snacks.
  • A study shows how dairies contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

Professionals interested in animal health issues might want to bookmark the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS research locations covering 70 animal health topics. These range from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects such as nutrition or parasites.

The site also provides complete contact information for the 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and improving farm animal health.

To receive an e-mail alert about each issue's online posting, contact Sandra Avant, ARS Information Staff, or sign up online.

ARS is the principal intramural scientific research agency for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.