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  • Implication of the knowledge and perceptions of veterinary students of antimicrobial resistance for future prescription of antimicrobials in animal health, South Africa

    Understanding the knowledge and perceptions of veterinary students of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as potential future prescribers of antimicrobials may serve as an opportunity to improve stewardship of AMR. Pre-final (n = 42) and final (n = 29) year veterinary students of the University of Pre...
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  • Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among large commercial pig herds in South Africa

    The prevalence of nasal carrier status of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs has been described elsewhere, but is unknown in South Africa. To address concerns that exist regarding the zoonotic risk that carriers pose to workers, the herd-level prevalence of MRSA was deter...
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  • A study to evaluate the field efficacy of ivermectin, fenbendazole andpyrantel pamoate, with preliminary observations on the efficacy ofdoramectin, as anthelmintics in horses

    ABSTRACT  The efficacy of ivermectin, fenbendazole, pyrantel pamoate and doramectin was evaluated under field conditions at 2 sites in the Free State Province of South Africa. The study involved 25 horses at each site, divided into 5 groups of equal size. Ivermectin, fenbendazole and pyrantel pa...
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  • Studies on Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Microbial, Sensory and Physiochemical Characteristics of Buffalo Offal

    ABSTRACT A study was carried out to determine the influence of different concentration and contact time combinations of sodium hypochlorite (SHC) solutions on microbial, sensory and physico-chemical characteristics of buffalo offals viz., head meat, heart, liver and rumen. The following concentra...
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  • Detection of Long-Acting Oxytetracycline Residue Levels in Tissue of Desert Sheep Following Intramuscular Injection

    ABSTRACT Twelve healthy desert sheep were injected intramuscularly (IM) with multiple doses of 5 g kg-1 oxytetracycline (OTC) for detection of OTC residues in different tissues (Liver, kidney, muscle and site of injection). The animals were slaughtered and the tissue samples were collected from e...
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  • Early separation of cow and calf has long-term effects on social behavior

    Early separation of cow and calf has long-term effects on social behavior

    Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. However, growing up without a mother has consequences. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna studied the lon...
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  • Weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission

    Weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission

    he largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Using a mathematical model that combines a huge number o...
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  • Antibiotics could be cut by up to one-third

    Antibiotics could be cut by up to one-third

    Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their o...
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  • Turn up parasite control before spring turn out

    Turn up parasite control before spring turn out

    Spring turn out time is right around the corner for beef cattle producers. But, before you open the gate be sure parasite control is on your to-do list. “Don’t just talk about parasite control, do it,” advises Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Cole says monitorin...
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  • Before retinal cells die, they regenrated, blindness study finds

    Before retinal cells die, they regenrated, blindness study finds

    Until relatively recently, the dogma in neuroscience was that neurons, including the eye’s photoreceptor cells, rods and cones, do not regenerate. This is the reason that nerve damage is thought to be so grave. More recent studies have poked holes in this belief by showing that, in some ver...
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  • Common Cattle Diseases

    Common Cattle Diseases

    While it isn’t possible to cover the full range of animal diseases and conditions, it is useful to know something about the ones that are among the most common. If you think your livestock need treatment of any of the listed conditions or the animal just doesn’t seem right but you don’...
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  • Anaplasmosis

    Anaplasmosis

    Anaplasmosis is a vector-borne, infectious blood disease in cattle caused by the rickesttsial parasites Anaplasma marginale and Anaplasma centrale. It occurs primarily in warm tropical and subtropical areas.  The disease is not contagious but is transmitted most commonly by ticks.  It can also be...
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  • Relax, For now, Covid-19 Doesn’t Afftect Livestock

    Relax, For now, Covid-19 Doesn’t Afftect Livestock

    Years back while in veterinary school, our public health professor of zoonosis warned us that failure to recognise diseases in wild and domestic animals that can be transmitted to humans is the greatest sin a vet can commit. The diseases are called zoonoses. He further told us that such diseases ...
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  • Herd immunity: Disease transmission from wildlife to livestock

    Summary: Scientists provide guidelines for minimizing the risk of spreading disease between elk and cattle in Southern Alberta.  Transmission of diseases from wildlife to livestock is a common threat in Alberta, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. Foothills in the south...
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  • A faster, better way to detect salmonella in meat, chicken

    A faster, better way to detect salmonella in meat, chicken

    A team of scientists led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers has found a faster and more precise way to detect salmonella in beef and chicken, a finding that could help prevent major illnesses. Salmonella is the lauding cause of bacteria-associated foo...
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  • Responding to Covid-19 — A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic?

    In any crisis, leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again. The Covid-19 pandemic is a case in point. We need to save lives now while also improving the way we respond to outbreaks in general. The first point is more pressing, ...
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  • Pigs’ genetic code altered in bid to tackle deadly virus

    Pigs’ genetic code altered in bid to tackle deadly virus

    Researchers have made an advance in the fight against a deadly virus that affects pigs. The team used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to African Swine Fever — a highly contagious disease that kills up to two-thirds of infected animals. The new pig...
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  • A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans

    A common enemy: Through clinical trials, veterinarian fights cancer in animals, humans

    Raelene Wouda’s passion for improving cancer treatment starts with our four-legged friends. Wouda, Kansas State University assistant professor of clinical sciences, is conducting clinical trials to treat cancers in dogs, cats and other companion animals. When pet owners bring their dogs, ca...
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  • More for less in pastures

    More for less in pastures

    Getting more for less is an attractive concept. But it isn’t that easy when it comes to producing more food on less land with fewer resources. R. Howard Skinner has been researching this idea of more for less in agriculture. Skinner is a physiological plant ecologist and member of the USDA...
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  • ‘Camera pill’ to examine horses

    ‘Camera pill’ to examine horses

    Veterinary and engineering researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have teamed up to harness imaging technology to fill in a blank area in animal health — what goes on in a horse’s gut? “Whenever I talk to students about the horse abdomen, I put up a picture of a ...
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  • Doggy paddles help dogs to stay on the move

    Doggy paddles help dogs to stay on the move

    Canine hydrotherapy improves the mobility of Labradors suffering from elbow dysplasia. Not only this, it also positively affects the strides of healthy dogs, showing great potential as both a therapeutic tool and an effective way to keep your dog fit. Mobility is a huge issue for dogs suffering f...
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  • Cows in glass tanks help to reduce methane emissions

    Cows in glass tanks help to reduce methane emissions

    In the future, the breeding of the climate-friendly cow can be speeded up by using genetic information. A recent study identifies areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked to the amount of methane it produces. Cows subjected to study did not unnecessarily chew their cuds when being place...
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  • Consumption of natural estrogens in cow’s milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

    Consumption of natural estrogens in cow’s milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

    Estrogen occurs naturally in cow’s milk. Recently, there has been concern that consuming milk containing elevated amounts of estrogen could affect blood levels of the hormone in humans, leading to an increased risk of some cancers. A new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science® inve...
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  • Computers learn to spot deadly bacteria

    Computers learn to spot deadly bacteria

    Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found. The study — which focused on harmful strains of E. coli bacteria — could help public health officials to target interventions and reduce risk to human health. Researchers at ...
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