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Livestock Farmers Feeling the Pressure

Livestock Farmers Feeling the Pressure By H. Scott Hurd, DVM, Ph.D Published in Focus on Agriculture There are many pressures on livestock farmers today. Many of these pressures are not the typical...

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Farmers have all kinds of stress these days.  Most of the farmers stress is about political pressures related to antiobtic use in food.  " Meat without drugs " or " Antibiotic Free " meat may lead to very negitative troubles to the animal well- being! 

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:28 AM

Cassie Chriswell:

Farmers have all kinds of stress theses days.  Many farmers have stress about the political pressures related to the antiobtic use in food.  " Meats without antibitic drugs" or " Antibitic Free" meat may lead to a very negitative troubles to the animals well-being!  

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Leopard print clothing banned at zoo as it 'confuses animals' - Telegraph

Leopard print clothing banned at zoo as it 'confuses animals' - Telegraph | Animal science | Scoop.it
A wildlife park has banned visitors from wearing leopard print clothing because it is confusing the animals.

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At a zoo there is ZERO tolerance policy on wearing any animal print.  The animal print causes the animals to try and communicate with the person wearing the clothing.  People that are wearing the animal print clothing could come face- to- face with animals thinking you are another animal.  If you wear the animal print you could come face- to- face with white rhinos, giraffes, flimingoes, waterbuck, and several other animals at the zoo.  There are several other animal print that you cant wear.  You cant wear zebra pint, giraffe print, leperad print, cheetah print,  tiger print, spotted hyena, striped hyena, and finally african wild dog. 

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Kennedy Williamson's comment, September 25, 2013 8:30 AM
Animal Print clothing got banned in Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Animals would try to communicate with the people wearing those prints. Those animals would then scare away those people. This involves animals because they get scared as well as the humans. They also get confused.
Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:17 AM
Cassie Chriswell: 

At a zoo there is ZERO tolerance policy on wearing any animal print.  The animal print causes the animals to try and communicate with the person wearing the clothing.  That is just kind of weird for animals and hunmans to communcate! People that are wearing the animal print clothing could come face- to- face with animals thinking you are another animal. Witch is not a good thin.. It could become deadly.  If you wear the animal print you could come face- to- face with many animals such as the following,  white rhinos, giraffes, flimingoes, waterbuck, and several other animals at the zoo.  There are several other animal print that you cant wear.  You cant wear zebra pint, giraffe print, leperad print, cheetah print,  tiger print, spotted hyena, striped hyena, and finally african wild dog. 

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State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu - Minnesota Public Radio

State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu - Minnesota Public Radio | Animal science | Scoop.it
State Fair watching closely for signs of swine flu
Minnesota Public Radio
A strain of swine influenza swept through fairs last summer sickening 309 people in a dozen states, including Minnesota. One person died from the new virus.

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I think that it is crazy that last year is sickened 309 people in a dozen different places.  One person died from the new virus.  That is very sad that someone died from the new virus.  If the swine has a temperature then the swine will leave right away so none of the otherones could possible get what that pig has.  It is commonly known as H3N2v, and it is at the top of the list these days.  They even started putting up signs such as one that say " Please wash your hads after visiting the animals!"

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Sam Godby's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:07 AM

I think it is very interesting how influenza can be passed from a pig to a human.  There really isn't anything that people can do to prevent this because they most likely figure out that the animal is sick after it is already to late.  At least the official veterinarian of the Minnesota State fair is doing his best to prevent things. 

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:24 AM
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I think that it is crazy that last year the swine flu  sickened 309 people in a dozen different places. Only  one person died from the new virus.  I think that it is good that only one perosn died since it was a new virus.  That is very sad that someone died from the new virus.  If the swine had a temperature then the swine will leave right away so none of the otherones could possible get what that pig has.  It is commonly known as H3N2v, and it is at the top of the list these days.  They even started putting up signs such as one that say " Please wash your hads after visiting the animals!"  They also had several other signs out in several differnt places to remind you to wash your hands after you pet/went into the pig barn/swine barn. 

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Livestock Farmers Feeling the Pressure

Livestock Farmers Feeling the Pressure By H. Scott Hurd, DVM, Ph.D Published in Focus on Agriculture There are many pressures on livestock farmers today. Many of these pressures are not the typical...

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Cassie Chriswell's insight:

Farmers have all kinds of stress these days.  Most of the farmers stress is about political pressures related to antiobtic use in food.  " Meat without drugs " or " Antibiotic Free " meat may lead to very negitative troubles to the animal well- being! 

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 11:28 AM

Cassie Chriswell:

Farmers have all kinds of stress theses days.  Many farmers have stress about the political pressures related to the antiobtic use in food.  " Meats without antibitic drugs" or " Antibitic Free" meat may lead to a very negitative troubles to the animals well-being!  

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#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011

#FloridaProblems: 7-foot alligator removed from drain pipe; 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011 | Animal science | Scoop.it

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Unlike the alligators of urban legend that lurk in Manhattan’s sewers, a real-life reptile took up residence in a drain pipe in an otherwise quiet neighborhood near the Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary -- belching menacing, rumbling hisses at passers-by.

 

Since December, the alligator inhabited the grated end of a stormwater pipe off Lakewood Circle. And nearby humans feared for the animal’s health and safety.

 

Neighborhood guesstimates of the gator’s length ranged from 4 to 10 feet -- only the fearsome, scaly snout was typically visible, poking out of the pipe. Whatever its length, the toothy reptile apparently was not happy with its living situation.

 

Hours later, the reptile was removed. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers used plastic piping to coax the 7-foot gator to backpedal -- “he wasn’t at all happy about it,” spokeswoman Joy Hill described -- and the beast was captured soon afterward.

 

The alligator was relocated to a St. Johns River marsh, Hill said.

 

The FWC’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program received 14,275 nuisance alligator complaints in 2011, and 6,995 gators were removed...

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The poor alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety that found him.  After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. 

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Angelica D. Ignacio's curator insight, September 25, 2013 8:31 AM

an animal need a safe envirorment it was 4 to 10 feet a snout saw his head poping out of the pipe when they were in the woods hours later the reptile was removed.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:20 AM
Cassie Chriswell: 

This alligator was stuck in a drain pipe in Merritt Island, Florida.  Its not good for the alligators safety or the peoples  safety.  Espeectily for the people that found the animal stuck.    After they caught him they relocated him to St. Johns River Marsh.  Near where the pipe was there was a school.. At the school they had boys that feed it hot dogs and even teased it.  Also they had girls that conducted a prayer service rigth by the pipe where alligator was at.  It was stuck in a drain pipe. It would have been bad if anyone got hurt in the process of getting the animal out! But, luckly nobody was hurt!!

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Another reason to call Mark Lindsay & Son Plumbing & Heating

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Swine Product Manager - UK Nationwide - 20698 with Noble Futures | 1401329461

Swine Product Manager - UK Nationwide - 20698 with Noble Futures | 1401329461 | Animal science | Scoop.it
Our client a leading nutrition solutions provider is seeking to appoint a Swine Product Manager covering UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa. This exciting new role within the company will be part of the established EMEA marketing team.

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The swine product manager works full time.  The salary is excellent renumeration package.  They do several things while being in the swine product manager such as being a manager/ supevisor, marketing, sales, specialist, and finally a veterinarion.  Most of the time (20-30%) is international travel.  They have to have at least 5 years of experience in either swine feed or animal health industry. 

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:03 AM

Site with daily ag careers in Europe 

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:30 AM
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The swine product manager works full time and all the time but,  barly ever gets time to take off.  The salary is excellent suprise every time you get paided! They do several things while being in the swine product manager such as being a manager/supevisor, marketing, sales, specialist, and finally a veterinarion.  Most of the time (20-30%) is doing  international travel.   International travel is where you could travel anywhere at any given time!  You could be travaling anywhere!  They have to have at least 5 years of experience in either swine feed or animal health industry to be able to take this job if they ever wanted to do this job!  I dont think i would ever want to take this job because you wouldnt be home that much!