Tag: "cattle" at biology news
Virginia Tech professor honored with DeLaval Award
...Heatwatch system, a way to identify dairy and beef cattle
ovulation that allows cattle
producers to efficiently identify cattle
in heat. Nebel, a Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist...
Excess levels of nitrogen, phosphorus linked to deformed frogs
...flopping around as best they can, found often near cattle
ponds and other wetlands throughout North America. Researchers looked for chemical pollutants or hormonal changes in the frogs as culprits. But recent evidence linked the deformities missing, extra, or deformed limbs to the presence of Ri...
Parasitic cowbirds thrive with a less ruthless strategy than cuckoos
... years. This is partly due to their preference for cattle
and short grass, both of which have increased with deforestation and the rise of suburbs. Their parasitic ways have drawn the attention of biologists, who have published more than 3,000 papers on their behavior. Hauber is one of them, having studied ...
Where the sage-grouse roam
...plain how various restoration options could affect cattle
ranches and rural communities. John Freemuth's (Boise State University and Cecil Andrus Center for Public Policy) talk, "The policy landscape of the sagebrush ecosystem," will take a closer look at the politics behind management and recovery is...
'Weed from hell' found in Texas
...tain more than 100 seeds and are readily eaten by cattle
and wildlife, including deer, wild hogs, raccoons and birds. The seeds, which are not digested, may be quickly distributed over a wide area, Redmon said. The weed is native to Argentina and central Brazil. In the United States, it was first found i...
Next best thing: wood chip bedding for cattle
...da (AAFC) suggests that wood chip bedding for beef cattle
can be an economic alternative to straw bedding, w...Composting is gaining rapid acceptance by the beef cattle
industry. Before the value of this manure management option can be fully determined, a few questions...
Mite transmits viruses damaging to wheat
... many producers plant as early as possible to gain cattle
forage, this will be a continuing problem," Michels said. In late summer and early fall, mites easily move from maturing grasses to newly-sown wheat. The best course for the future will be varieties resistant to both the mite and the viruses, he...
New highways drive accelerating deforestation in Amazonia
...ghway routes, and the dramatic growth of Amazonian cattle
ranching and industrial soybean farming. "Soybean farms cause some forest clearing directly," said co-author Philip Fearnside of Brazil's National Institute for Amazonian Research in Manaus. "But they have a much greater impact on deforestation by ...
Hamster hamburger anyone?
...t should not be extrapolated to an indication that cattle
with BSE likewise will have PrPSc build-up in muscle tissue prior to clinical symptoms as this rodent model has much higher levels of infectivity and PrPSc production than do other non-experimental produced TSEs....
JCI table of contents, 17 May 2004
...t should not be extrapolated to an indication that cattle
with BSE likewise will have PrPSc build-up in muscle tissue prior to clinical symptoms as this rodent model has much higher levels of infectivity and PrPSc production than do other non-experimental produced TSEs. TITLE: Preclinical deposition of path...
Tropical legume could be alternative hay/forage crop for Texas
...generally going be higher in protein." But while cattle
don't like cowpeas, they find lablab forage highly palatable. White-tailed deer, which can be picky eaters, will also browse lablab, making it a good, low-management crop for supplemental feed in wildlife plots. It can be grown in various environm...
Female gluttony blamed on male tick
...ing-induced genes in the male gonad of the African cattle
tick. This research is published in the latest iss... of a vaccine," said Kaufman. "If we can vaccinate cattle
against this protein, or voraxin as we have called it, then they would be significantly protected ag...
World's largest tiger reserve declared in Myanmar
...ds, and endangered gaur, a massive species of wild cattle
weighing up to a ton. In addition to its rich wildlife diversity, Hukawng is historically significant, known as the "Valley of Death" during WWII , due to the costly Stillwell (or Ledo) Road supply route constructed by the Allies through its interior...
Scientists crack genome sequence of a major parasitic pathogen
...to significant economic loss in the dairy and beef cattle
industries. In 1992, a USDA study revealed that more than 80 percent of farms surveyed were positive for Cryptosporidium. Despite intensive efforts over the past 20 years, public health authorities have found prevention difficult. The parasite is hig...
Tigers: Big cats need cat food
...ies of ungulate prey such as deer, antelopes, wild cattle
and wild pigs ranged from a low of 5.3 animals per square kilometer in Meghat Reserve, to more than 63 per square kilometer in Pench Reserve. The model predictions matched the measured tiger densities ranging between 3.2 to 16.8 tigers per 100 squar...
Lakes with zebra mussels have higher levels of toxins, MSU research finds
... been documented cases in which animals, including cattle
and dogs, died after drinking water with high levels of microcystins. The toxin is also believed to be responsible for liver damage in humans. Surprisingly, zebra mussels seem to have no effect on the amount of blue-green algae in lakes with high lev...
DNA chip will catch beefed up chicken
...isking spreading mad cow disease by adding beef to cattle
feed? All these questions can now be answered by ... first specific task is likely to be ensuring that cattle
feed is free of any illegal animal remains that might spread BSE. In the US, which reported its fir...
New map predicts where wolves will attack
...arities among the sites where wolves had preyed on cattle
in the past. Each town in the two states was assigned a color-code ranging from red (highest risk) to blue (lowest risk). Low risk townships included those with lots of cropland, wetlands and open water. Overall, just 0.3 percent of Wisconsin's t...
Asia's biodiversity vanishing into the marketplace
...thep National Parks, all tigers, elephants or wild cattle
have been hunted out. Some actions are being taken. Thailand and Lao PDR have both recently conducted major enforcement operations to try to reduce the illegal trade in their cities. Assisted by the NGO TRAFFIC, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur's airport...
A new twist on the mad cow
... widespread public concern when it has appeared in cattle
in Europe, Canada, and most recently the United States, as it is believed that the disease is transmitted across species by the consumption of prions from a diseased animal's central nervous system. Unlike most infectious diseases, the infectious...
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