• Animal Nutrition

    Winter feeding starts with a sample

    A protein test on a randomly grabbed sample will be three to four percent lower than what the cattle are actually eating
 Don’t grab randomly. That’s good advice in social situations and it’s just as good when taking a forage sample. Winter is approaching and cow-calf producers who plan to winter graze should take forage samples and make their plans, said livestock grazing guru Jim Gerrish. But rather than taking a random sample from a square foot or square yard, for example, he advises grazers to take an “imitation grab sample” that will provide a more accurate assessment of feed  

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  • Animal Care

    Three Dairy Producers Rewarded for Their Dedication to Animal Welfare and Judicious Antibiotic Use

    “There are so many producers that deserve recognition for their continued commitment to advancing the dairy industry,” said Linda Tikofsky, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim. “These producers are choosing to do the right thing for their cows and consumers by mitigating the use of antibiotics and striving to optimize animal welfare.” Boehringer Ingelheim’s Producers for Progress recognition program celebrates dairy producers who demonstrate a strong commitment to animal well-being through judicious antibiotic use. After careful consideration of more than 65 applicants by an expert panel of judges, the 2020 Producers for Progress program winners are as follows: Grand Prize: Paul Lippert, Grass  

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  • Animal News

    Chania: Man Accused Of Animal Cruelty, Turns Himself In

    A 55-year-old man accused of abusing his dog in Chania earlier this week, turned himself into police on Thursday. In his backyard, the man tied up his dog and cut its testicles with a sharp object. The news sparked grief and outrage on social media. The dog survived the bestiality after being saved by a German national walking by the yard, who heard it bark rapidly. He underwent surgery at the nearest vet clinic. Once he recovered from the anesthesia, the dog wagged his tail to the vet who saved his life. According to reports, the 55-year-old man was accompanied  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Animal charities warn that pets are for life, ‘not just for lockdown’

    04:16 The COVID-19 crisis not only transformed our lives, it also had an impact on the welfare of animals. Job losses, illness, financial difficulties, and even some people’s fear of contracting the virus from pets, led to a rise in animal abandonments in the UK.  When people were furloughed or working from home, the adoption rate went up. During the first week of lockdown Battersea Dogs and Cats Home reported 86 dogs and 69 cats were rehomed, rising from 42 and 29 respectively in the same period last year. While this might look like a positive trend, and these animals  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    BASF SE, Yara International, Lonza, DSM, etc – re:Jerusalem

    “ This report also covers the impact of COVID-19 on the global market. The pandemic caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected every aspect of life globally, including the business sector. This has brought along several changes in market conditions. Overview Of Animal Nutrition Chemicals Market 2020-2025: Reports Monitor has added a new report in its large database titled Global Animal Nutrition Chemicals Market. The report investigates important factors related to the Global Animal Nutrition Chemicals Market that are essential to be understood by new as well as existing players in the given market. The report highlights the important factors  

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  • Animal Care

    Mother dog, 10 puppies seized by BC SPCA after being beaten, force-fed drugs and alcohol – Maple Ridge News

    A mother dog who was beaten and force-fed drugs and alcohol is now safely in the care of a foster home alongside her 10 puppies after being rescued by the BC SPCA in northern B.C., the animal welfare organization announced on Oct. 7, 2020. (BC SPCA handout) A mother dog who was beaten and force-fed drugs and alcohol is now safely in the care of a foster home alongside her 10 puppies after being rescued by the BC SPCA in northern B.C., the animal welfare organization announced on Oct. 7, 2020. (BC SPCA handout) A mother dog who was beaten  

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  • Animal News

    The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay review – an extraordinary debut | Books

    Wittgenstein wrote that “If a lion could speak, we could not understand him.” In her fierce debut novel, Australian Laura Jean McKay sets herself an extraordinary challenge: to represent animal communication in words. The book succeeds by walking a difficult and delicate line between understanding and incomprehension, creating something like dirty realism out of its fantastical premise. The revelatory allure of talking with animals recurs throughout literature; as our appealingly spiky narrator Jean says, staring into the eyes of a caged dingo at the zoo where she works as a guide: “Tell me she doesn’t know something about the  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    DuPont Animal Nutrition to bring bacteriophage technology to poultry producers

    DuPont Animal Nutrition has partnered with Proteon Pharmaceuticals to bring emerging bacteriophage technology to poultry producers in selected countries, to strengthen DuPont’s poultry gut health solutions, and to help further mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) The technology has been tested in Europe and Asia and proven in terms of efficacy and stability. (Image source: Alexas Fotos/Pexels) The antimicrobial resistance threat has spurred recent investments in bacteriophageal technologies. Modern analytics and omics technologies have enabled the bacteriophage candidates to be screened and identified for a specific bacterial challenge, with significant implications for feed and food safety. This new technology is already being  

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