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Clone Wars
Clone Wars
Kerry Grens | Dec 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.
A New Breed
A New Breed
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.
Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose
Report: Sales for Antibiotics on Farms Rose
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2014
Amid concerns that the use of antibiotics may contribute to drug resistance, sales for use in livestock rose in recent years.
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2014
A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Gut Microbes Detoxify Rat Diets
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 23, 2014
Foregut microbes in Mojave Desert rats help the animals metabolize creosote toxins.
A Lot to Chew On
A Lot to Chew On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2014
Complex layers of science, policy, and public opinion surround the things we eat and drink.
Designer Livestock
Designer Livestock
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.
Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk
Report: Drugs in Farm Feed, Despite Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2014
A new analysis of government studies on animal feed uncovers widespread use of antibiotics, some of which pose risks to human health.
EU Considers Curbing Antibiotic Use
EU Considers Curbing Antibiotic Use
Chris Palmer | Jul 30, 2013
The European Medicines Agency has recommended that farmers stop using the antibiotic colistin prophylactically, citing human health concerns.
Calling <em>All</em> Thinkers
Calling All Thinkers
Temple Grandin | Jun 1, 2013
Encouraging different thought processes, even those typically classified as “abnormal,” can be a great boon to the research enterprise.