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Probiotics Reduce Shedding of Pathogenic E. coli in Cattle
Can probiotics lower the risk of cattle and E.coli? Mary Ellen Sanders from the California Dairy Research Foundation finds that, in certain circumstances, research says it could. ...
Effective Biosecurity Planning - Regularly Changing Needles
Having a biosecurity plan is all about ensuring the end product is safe and wholesome for the consumer's plate and can be made easier by a five point plan. ...
Scrunizing Supershedders in E.Coli Spread
American government scientists are striving to limit the movement of E. coli O157:H7 - a bacteria of no danger to cattle - through the supply chain where it can lead to severe illness in humans. ...
How Do Resources Influence Control Measures During a Simulated Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Australia?
In this work from Australia using modelling, a stamping-out policy was found likely to be the most effective in eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), were there to be an outbreak with the current resources. With fewer resources, the model indicated...
Pharmacovigilance: Tracing Beef Problems 'Post Market'
Canada has a system in place to detect when beef cattle drugs have unintended harmful effects on cattle, or when drugs do not work as advertised....
Keeping Your Livestock Show Animals Healthy
Following good health management practices before, during and after the exhibition will help protect these investments by keeping your livestock healthy and in good condition, three Mississippi livestock specialists. ...
Survey of Visitors on Swedish Livestock Farms with Reference to the Spread of Animal Diseases
From a survey of Swedish livestock farms, it was revealed that the average number of professional and non-professional visitors per day was 0.3 and 0.8, respectively. The number of visits was affected by herd size, farm type and season, which has implications...
Fly Monitoring
Guidance of monitoring flies around farms and other facilities from the UK's Environment Agency from its publication 'Fly management: how to comply with your environmental permit'....
Flies and Fly Problems
Information on the types of flies found on farms that may need to be controlled from 'Fly Management: How to Comply with Your Environmental Permit' from the UK's Environment Agency. ...
Fly Management Techniques
Measures for fly prevention on farms and control measures are outlined in 'Fly management: How to comply with your environmental permit' from the UK's Environment Agency....
Investigating and Resolving Fly Complaints
An eight-step process of resolving complaints is outlined by the UK's Environment Agency in its publication 'Fly management: how to comply with your environmental permit'....
Feasibility of Introducing Methods to Reduce Shedding of E. coli O157 in Cattle
The use of probiotics in feed, vaccination of animals and a combined package of eight biosecurity measures were the main methods of a study by the British Food Standards Agency which shortlisted good on-farm controls for reducing E. coli O157 shedding...
An Outcomes Model to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Escherichia Coli Vaccination in Beef Cattle
Reducing the number of 'shedders' in a herd can decrease human illness rates when combined with a lower concentration of E.Coli on carcasses, says H. Scott Hurd, Iowa State University...
Biosecurity for Organic Livestock Producers
Practical tips on everything from property planning to day-to-day management by Karen Omalley of IDO Organic Farming in a factsheet from News South Wales Department of Primary Industries....
Biosecurity on US Feedlots
Biosecurity is a collection of management practices designed to minimise the risk of disease introduction and spread on an operation. Such practices may include: isolation of new arrivals, rodent control, equipment cleaning, and minimising visitor...
 
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