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Last week I was struck by this article in The Verge, Dead meat: how to raise livestock in a post-antibiotic era. I was particularly interested in this because only a week earlier I had been teaching our first year students … Continue reading
We could probably control bTB using a combination of vaccination and better testing methods. If we wanted to. Continue reading
Alternatives to antibiotics are urgently needed in animal agriculture. Continue reading
Approximately 30 percent of all infectious diseases that emerged between 1990 and 2000 were caused by arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses). This is probably the result of a combination of factors including a dramatic increase in travelling and commercial exchanges, climate and … Continue reading
Although studies have so far failed to find an infectious agent, the evidence is now pretty clear that “professional exposure to goats” increases the risk of lung cancer. Professional Exposure to Goats Increases the Risk of Pneumonic-Type Lung Adenocarcinoma: … Continue reading
First it was foot and mouth virus. Then it was bluetongue virus. Now it is Schmallenberg virus. So here’s 10 things you didn’t know about Schmallenberg virus: Schmallenberg virus was first isolated in Schmallenberg, Germany, in November 2011. Schmallenberg virus … Continue reading