Education & Reference

AVMA Briefs Congress On Importance Of Antibiotics

Published Apr. 9, 2010

The nation's largest veterinary association briefed Congress today on the uses of antibiotics and how they help protect animal health...

Cage-housing tie lacks truths

Published Sep. 10, 2010

As the egg recall related to salmonella-contaminated eggs from two farms spread over the Aug. 21-22 weekend, so did allegations that eggs from big, cage-housing operations are prone to the bacteria.

Nothing is further from the truth...

CDC report shows drop in E. coli illnesses (Updated)

Published Apr. 16, 2010

Government data released Thursday showed significant decreases in the reported incidence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infections in 2009 compared to the preceding three years.

Central Ohio Farm Doesn't Create Waste

Published Feb. 1, 2011

After years of farming and millions of eggs, New Day Farms General Manager Steve Bliesner knows one thing...

Chicken rules have unintended consequenses

Published Apr. 29, 2010

AP – As more states move to ban restrictive livestock cages, the campaign to free egg-laying hens from cramped cages and shift them to pens animal rights advocates call more humane could be poised to unintentionally boost deaths among those birds.

Dairy industry completes fluid milk carbon footprint study

Published Sep. 24, 2010

The U.S. dairy industry has completed a comprehensive study of the carbon footprint associated with the production of a gallon of fluid milk, and the findings validate the results of other studies...

Debunking ‘Sugar Is Toxic’ & Other Myths

Published May. 30, 2012

Each year, the Experimental Biology conference draws members of the scientific community together—including those from the health and nutrition sector—to explore the latest and greatest findings in the name of science...

E. coli decline in ground beef

Published Aug. 1, 2011

A new report by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service shows that Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ground beef samples has had a significant decline since 2000. The new data shows that E. coli O157:H7 is found in less than one quarter or 1% of ground beef samples...

Egg farmers: Good managing can help control salmonella

Published Sep. 10, 2010

There is nothing small scale about Pearl Valley Eggs, deep in the heart of Illinois farm country. The egg farm itself, two miles south of the nearest town, is a neat collection of 350-foot- and 450-foot henhouses...

Egg producer sues California for interpretation of Prop 2

Published Feb. 1, 2011

Commercial egg producer J.S. West & Co. yesterday filed a lawsuit in a California court asking for the court to interpret the state's 2008 ballot initiative that requires a certain degree of housing space for hens...