Limited studies in the U.S. estimate herd prevalence of the serovar Hardjo strain to be near 60% in dairies and 40% in beef herds, says Dan Grooms, veterinarian, Michigan State University.
The ISO designation means the FARM Program is accepted internationally, a big deal for exports.
Control of leptospirosis in cattle requires a comprehensive approach, such as reducing Leptospira exposure, vaccination, and selective antimicrobial treatment to clear carriers.
There’s been some political back-and-forth between China and the U.S. Traders and farmers alike have been watching to see if China does anything with U.S. soybeans.
"Some pests are treatable with one or two labeled products. If you take one of those away, you limit choices of treatment, and that is more likely to lead to resistance."
"Most of our corn, cotton and soybean seed is treated with neonics."
What, you must be asking, is “microbrewery chicken,” and how could it relate to beef?
Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing a total class review on pyrethroids.
For those who think eating healthy is too hard and expensive, actor/model Marley Ficalora has a message.
Two retired University of Iowa professors and about 55 activist groups have called for a moratorium on new and expanded pork operations in Iowa.
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