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The Badger-Cow TB Connection

By | August 5, 2016

Researchers in the U.K. report that badgers may be passing tuberculosis to farm animals not through direct contact, as was previously suspected, but through exposure to urine and feces.

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Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.

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A New Breed

By | December 1, 2014

Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.

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Clone Wars

By | December 1, 2014

Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.

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Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules

By | March 31, 2014

Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.

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UK Badger Culls Slammed

By | February 28, 2014

Government-commissioned analyses obtained by the media suggest that the UK badger culls that began last year were ineffective and inhumane.

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Steroids Stick Around

By | September 29, 2013

Body-building steroids used to beef up cattle can regenerate themselves in the environment.

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How Now Brown Cow?

By | March 28, 2012

A recent study suggests that domestic cows come from a single founding population of ancient oxen.

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