Issue of Healthy Animals now online
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) posted a new issue of Healthy Animals. This semi-annual online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish.
Twice a year, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue focuses on research to combat stable flies, the most damaging arthropod pest of U.S. cattle.
Other research highlighted in this issue includes: Sheep Make Impact on Soil: Growers are learning how grazing sheep on uncultivated fields affects soil quality; Citrus Not So Sweet for Ticks: Chemicals found in citrus and millipedes repel ticks; and Tales of Cattle Temperament: Depending on their temperament, cattle respond differently to stressful events as well as disease.
To receive an e-mail alert about each issue's online posting, contact Sandra Avant, ARS Information Staff, or sign up online.