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Protecting cattle in Montana's winter blast - KTVQ Billings News

Protecting cattle in Montana's winter blast - KTVQ Billings News | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Protecting cattle in Montana's winter blast KTVQ Billings News "Cattle are pretty hardy for the most part in these climates, when the temperatures do get pretty extreme though, we want if at all possible if they can have a small amount of shelter...
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Badger cull has failed to kill enough animals, sources claim - Telegraph

Badger cull has failed to kill enough animals, sources claim - Telegraph | Animal Science | Scoop.it
The badger cull has failed to kill fewer than half the number of animals intended, it has been claimed as one of the pilot culls comes to an end.

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:56 PM

What the experts say:-

||Professor Rosie Woodroffe, a badger expert at the Zoological Society of London and a key member of the trial team, said that if the kill estimates were correct she “would expect cattle TB incidence to be elevated rather than reduced."

Wildlife disease expert Chris Cheeseman, also a member of the RBCT, described the culls as a “farce” and said that if the estimates are correct it would be “utterly stupid to roll this cull out as a policy.”||

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New Study Ties Higher Rate of MRSA Infections to Living Near Swine Operations - Food Safety News

New Study Ties Higher Rate of MRSA Infections to Living Near Swine Operations - Food Safety News | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Food Safety News New Study Ties Higher Rate of MRSA Infections to Living Near Swine Operations Food Safety News Pennsylvania residents living near pig farms or fields fertilized with pig manure were up to 38 percent more likely to acquire...
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People living in Pennsylvania have a 38% chance of aquiring infections of methicillin if they live near a swine farm.  So far 3,000 people have been infected by this problem.  Many farm owners have been swabbed for DNA smaples.  Even though methicillin is not used, you can still get infected from it.

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Wild hares carry sheep worms - ScienceAlert

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Wild hares have been found to be important carriers of sheep worms and are likely to be helping spread resistance to worm drenches, according to new University of Adelaide research.
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Badger vaccine option extended in Welsh TB fight

Badger vaccine option extended in Welsh TB fight | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Badgers could be vaccinated on farms in six areas of Wales as the fight is stepped up against bovine TB in cattle.

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Badgers in Wales are getting vaccinated to help stop the spread of TB around farms in the area.  Six areas will be tested to keep TB from spreading and to stop it quickly.  The badgers are spreading TB to cattle in different farms in the area.  

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:02 AM

I will be stressing the importance of the veterinary profession in the deployment of badger vaccination in my ZSL presentation on October 3rd.  It is good to see that the Welsh Assembly Government is encouraging greater vet involvement as a part of their strategy.

<<The Welsh Assembly government wants to increase the role played by private vets in helping farmers manage TB breakdowns and minimise their impact.

It is launching an initiative called Cymorth TB - which translates as Support TB - to provide practical support and advice to cattle keepers in Wales.>>

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Kitten Thrown At Animal Rights Activists Dies

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Police are trying to identify an individual who threw a kitten from a car at a group of animal rights activists last week. The 6 to 10 week-old tabby broke its leg hitting the pavement and died minutes later.
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