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Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.

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Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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Review: Homeopathy Does Not Help Livestock

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 14, 2016

An analysis of 52 homeopathic trials conducted on livestock since 1981 reveals a lack of reproducibility, rigor, and efficacy.

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Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 7, 2016

Evidence of resistance to a “last-resort” drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is discovered among farm animals for the first time.

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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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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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GM Calves Move to University

By Kerry Grens | December 21, 2015

The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.

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Reading Between the Pages

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.

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Slip Me Some Skin

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.

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A New Breed

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

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

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