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Food Labelling and Veterinary Involvement Key to Meeting Improved Food Chain Transparency
An examination of welfare labels and the notion of objective welfare measurement was given by a list of leading experts including Dr Francesco Testa of Bergamo, Italy. ...
Africa Offers Opportunities for Livestock and Meat Investment
Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris. ...
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, gave the second lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lecture series. Here he summarises the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for food production?’....
World Dairy Summit: 2013
Dr Phil Kelly reports on the International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2012, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa....
A Stepwise Approach for Progressive Control of Brucellosis in Animals and Humans
A systematic four step process has been outlined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to assist controlling Brucellosis in human and animal populations. ...
Toxoplasma gondii Prevalence in Farm Animals in the United States
Toxoplasmosis is a significant public health problem in the US with more than one million people newly infected each year, according to new research from the USDA. Seroprevalence in pigs and chickens from non-biosecure management systems is high. Clinical...
First Detection Of Livestock-Associated Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus CC398 in Bulk Tank Milk in the United Kingdom, January To July 2012
A report from Eurosurveillance has confirmed detection of the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium, an important cause of zoonotic infections in several countries, in the UK after isolating the bacterium in bulk milk samples. ...
Milking Parlour Hygiene and Management
The milking parlour is the roundabout of the dairy farm: it is a traffic junction. an obligatory passage. moving smoothly if well managed' Every day. the cows enter the milking parlour two or three times to be milked....
Diagnosis Murder - DNA Profiling to Help Farmers
In September 2000, Ian Lowther, a UK national, was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder he committed 23 years earlier. His conviction was made possible by advances in biotechnology, which allowed forensic scientists to match his DNA to samples...
The Value of Diagnostics
Infectious disease continues to be the biggest cause of economic loss for livestock farmers. At a time when input costs are high and margins are being squeezed, losses due to culling, poor growth, variability and treatment need to be minimised, if businesses...
Salmonella in Animal Feedingstuffs and Other Products Associated with the Animal By-Products Regulations
Of the almost 45,000 tests carried out on these materials in Great Britain last year, fewer than one per cent were positive for Salmonella, according to the 2011 edition of 'Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB', an annual publication from the Veterinary...
Surveillance of Salmonella Prevalence in Animal Feeds and Characterisation of the Salmonella Isolates
Twelve per cent of more than 2,000 samples of feeds, feed ingredients and pet products tested by USDA between 2002 and 2009 were positive for Salmonella, with Senftenberg and Montevideo being the most common serotypes....
Reports of Salmonella in Cattle in the UK
There were 20 per cent fewer Salmonella cases in cattle in 2011 than in the previous year, according to the latest report by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency. ...
Re-emergence of Brucellosis in Cattle in France and Risk for Human Health
Researchers report on the investigation into a single case of human brucellosis diagnosed in France in January 2012. The source of infection was identified as unpasteurised cheese from a neighbouring farm but the source of the bacteria is still under...
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