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polar fishes

The role of antifreeze proteins in freezing avoidance of polar fishes

Arthur L. DeVries at the Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois provides an expert insight into antifreeze proteins in polar fishes
fish immunity

Investigating how to make farmed fish immunity more robust

Dr María Ángeles Esteban’s group is searching for new biomarkers involved in fish immunity and welfare in farmed environments
fertility management

Improving poultry production through precision fertility management

University of Oxford’s Tommaso Pizzari argues that fertility management of commercial flocks requires a precision approach
foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic disease

Foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic disease in the Canadian North

Dr. Sherilee Harper and Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo look at the need for integrated environment and health surveillance for foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic disease in the Canadian North
immunology

Translating basic immunology to innovative and sustainable solutions for animal health and welfare

Infectious diseases are a major cause for animal suffering and production losses in livestock and at the same time, often being zoonotic, represent a serious hazard for food safety. Combating infectious diseases of livestock is, therefore, a top priority on the veterinary and public health agenda. Mass use of...

Added value to animal nutrition

The need for the world’s food products from animal origin, like meat, milk or eggs, will continue to grow in the coming decades. The main reasons are population growth and an increase in the numbers of people who can afford valuable food, like the fast growing middle-classes in China...
farming

A Bio-secure future for poultry farms

Biosecurity is an integral part of poultry farming to ensure a high level of health and welfare is achieved, here the European Rural Poultry Association (ERPA) explains why. European Rural Poultry Association (ERPA) was created in May 2007 to defend, support and develop the production of rural poultry in the European...
honeybee

Decline in honeybees across Europe

A honeybee shortage is threatening crop pollination in more than half of European countries, according to new research. A study published in the journal ‘Plos One’ reveals that the shortage is more severe in Britain, which has only a quarter of the honeybees required. Across Europe though, overall numbers of honeybee...

Pets, people and pathogens

Clifford Warwick, Senior Scientific Consultant for the Emergent Disease Foundation examines the links between zoonotic pathogens and human disease. Introduction Whether priceless personal ‘friends’, hobbyists’ favoured fancies, or simply delivering big bucks to animal dealers, pets have long been a fixture of society. Key among the numerous human benefits is companionship, although...

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