Education & Reference

Robots help do the work on a Wayne County, Ohio dairy

Published Sep. 10, 2010

What is the one chore dairymen dread the most? Well, that depends on which dairyman you ask.

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...

Laying out the facts

Published Sep. 9, 2010

As debate rages over whether laying hens should be kept in cages or allowed to go cage-free, efforts are underway to provide answers as to the true behavioral needs of hens.

Wal-Mart announces new beef-safety rules

Published Apr. 29, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced today that it will implement additional beef safety measures designed to further protect customers against foodborne illnesses. The new process controls standards and goals are additions to a food safety program...

PETA aims circus protest at elementary-school kids

Published Apr. 29, 2010

A protester from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wearing an injured-elephant costume, attracts Montrose Elementary students.

The kids seemed to love it. The Bexley schools superintendent did not.

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.

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.

Modified Crops Touted

Published Apr. 14, 2010

A report by the National Research Council issued Tuesday found that genetically modified crops have increased profits for U.S. farmers while reducing the environmental damage caused by agriculture.

McDonald’s Board Opposes Cage-Free Eggs for U.S.

Published Apr. 14, 2010

The board of directors of McDonald’s has recommended that the company’s shareholders vote against a proposal to require that 5 percent of the eggs purchased for the chain’s restaurants in the United States be the cage-free variety.

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...