Tag: "poultry" at biology news
Advancing saltwater fish farming
...a successful Harbor Branch-USDA study examining if poultry
by products can be used to replace fishmeal--a limited resource--in standard feeds. Samples of Cobia raised in offshore cages in Puerto Rico will also be available. Reporters will also be able to tour the Harbor Branch-USDA collaboration's extensive ...
A fatty acid found in milk may help control inflammatory diseases
...lk can be increased by changing dairy cow diets. A poultry
scientist, Cook's interest in CLA arose when he began to investigate what seemed at first to be a simple question: Why does a chick or any other animal raised in a germ-free environment grow faster than one raised in a conventional environment? "In ...
Geoscientists follow arsenic from chicken feed to streambeds
...t is used as fertilizer. Organic arsenic is fed to poultry
to prevent bacterial infections and improve weight...d chips, feathers, droppings, and urine from under poultry
houses -- is rich in nitrogen and phosphorous, so is a logical fertilizer. But what happens to that ...
CU's Torres discusses avian flu and policy
...ent strain of avian influenza ever struck the U.S. poultry
industry, this country probably would fare better ...aterfowl do not appear to be playing a big role in poultry
and human transmissions right now, they are being closely monitored. "When experts look at the maps...
First big influenza genome study reveals flu evolution
...species, such as the H5N1 bird flu strain found in poultry
and migratory birds in Asia and Russia, will jump the species barrier into humans and trigger a new pandemic. Although researchers first isolated the influenza virus in 1933, they still don't fully understand how the virus evolves. Influenza is an ...
Research on salmonella in the poultry industry may result in safer food for consumers
...mine how to eliminate salmonella bacteria from the poultry
production process. "What we're trying to do is tr...ood chain, so we can identify at what point in the poultry
industry we can introduce intervention measures most effectively," said John Maurer, associate profe...
Bird flu claims critically endangered mammal
...ston's palm civets. "The focus so far has been on poultry
and human health, and there has beenno screening of mammals in that region. The discovery of avian flu in a newfamily of mammals highlights the possibility that the virus may be capableof infecting other mammal species." The flu virus is already know...
TV ads market junk food to kids, new study finds
...ion" of fruits and vegetables, dairy foods, meats, poultry
and fish. Child actors' body size was unrelated to their eating behavior, "suggesting, erroneously, that eating and body weight are not related," Harrison said. Most ads featured no health-related messages. Of the few that did, the most common ...
Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu
...gratory birds with no apparent contact to domestic poultry
or waterfowl. Present in Mongolia for a health s...ned either in close proximity to infected domestic poultry
and waterfowl, or in regions where such contact could not be excluded, Mongolia's paucity of domesti...
WCS says avian flu prevention should focus on farms, markets
...ms, especially small open-air farms where domestic poultry
and waterfowl are allowed to intermingle with wild...ither been in close proximity to infected domestic poultry
and waterfowl, or in regions where contact with domestic poultry
could not be excluded. As Mongolia...
Happy and passive means more productive animals
...nd raise them. While beak trimming is used in some poultry
breeding programs to minimize birds injuring each other, Muir's birds weren't beak trimmed so that their natural behavior could be observed. "In my quail experiment, we have definite data and facts showing how the birds react in different size groups...
Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to 'super-bugs' in humans
... carried into the kitchen on contaminated meat and poultry
where other foods are cross-contaminated because of common, unsafe handling practices. Following ingestion, bacteria occasionally survive the formidable but imperfect gastric barrier to colonize the gut - which in turn may transmit the resistant bact...
Virginia Tech wins $2.7 million grant to protect people from malaria
...entomology, and Eric Wong, professor of animal and poultry
sciences. Other researchers include Yuan-Ping Pang, professor of pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic, and John Githure, head of the Human Health Division of the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology. The project aims to develop an insect...
Other highlights in the June 15 JNCI
...highest category. There was no association between poultry
consumption and colorectal cancer risk. Contact: Nicolas Gaudin, Communications Office, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France, firstname.lastname@example.org No Role for Iron Observed in Study of Colorectal Cancer in Women A new study that used...
Mother birds increase progesterone to hatch females
...is not of practical use in the near future for the poultry
industry, Correa and Adkins-Regan say that understanding the basic mechanism of biasing sex ratios in birds could provide the foundation for learning how to manipulate the sex ratio of avian offspring in the future. Research in this area is just begi...
Will aid to poor put wildlife at risk?
...ies. Contrary to what was expected, the price of poultry
and livestock appeared to have little statistical effect on the amount of bushmeat consumed. But, increases in the price of bushmeat resulted in both a decrease in bushmeat consumed and an increase in fish consumption. The authors caution that attem...
Drug-resistant bacteria on poultry products differ by brand
...of drug-resistant, pathogenic bacteria on uncooked poultry
products varies by commercial brand and is likely ...rst to directly compare bacterial contamination of poultry
products sold in U.S. supermarkets from food producers who use antibiotics and from those who claim ...
'Grubby' research promises environmental/economic benefits
...cept itself has been proven practical for reducing poultry
litter: The flies lay their eggs in the animal man...he same manure-reduction techniques that work with poultry
can be adapted to Central Texas dairy farms and other livestock operations, including feedyards. Whe...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...irus protein may allow for differentiation between poultry
vaccinated or infected with avian influenza say re...rker. They monitored both infected and vaccinated poultry
for antibodies reactive to NS1. While live virus infection induced high levels of the NS1 antibody,...
Stockpile bird flu vaccine now
... we realised H5N1 is not going to be eradicated in poultry
in Asia for at least another couple of years, that made the risk of H5 much higher," Klaus Sthr, head of the WHO's influenza team, told New Scientist. The US has already contracted manufacturers to make 4 million doses, while at a meeting at WHO he...
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