The current issue of issue of "Healthy Animals" from the Agricultural Research Service examines production efficiency

This quarterly compilation of ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish is now online

Other research highlighted in this issue includes:

  • A new, phosphorous-rich variety of forage barley.

  • The effects of diet on swine manure odor.

  • An innovative method to identify elite bulls for breeding.

  • Professionals interested in animal health issues may want to bookmark the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS research locations covering approximately 70 animal health topics. These range from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects like nutrition or parasites.

    The site also provides complete contact information for the more than 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and improving farm animal health.

    SOURCE: USDA news release.