Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 31, 2015 is now available! Each week, we are happy to present a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. Each report also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.
As wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers in preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this fall.
As explained in a recent article, biosecurity is the poultry industry’s first line of defense to all avian diseases, including HPAI. The following biosecurity measures have been identified by NCC, members of the NCC biosecurity working group, veterinarians and avian health experts as the most important to prevent disease spread and promote flock health: [ More … ]
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the stock of United Kingdom-based Lab M Holdings, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of microbiological culture media and diagnostic systems.
Lab M was founded in 1971, and has grown into a leading provider of microbial testing and diagnostic products for the global food, water, industrial and clinical testing markets. The company currently sells into more than 70 countries worldwide, and has several large customers in the European Union, Middle East and India. [ More … ]
It is well known that contaminated feed can cause serious problems for horses, ranging from colic and cardiac problems to neurologic issues and death. Mycotoxins can be a main component of these health problems which was recently documented a case in which feed contaminated with trichothecene mycotoxins caused bone marrow cell proliferation suppression, severe bleeding, and hair loss in horses after consumption.
Ohio State University veterinarian Rachel Liepman said she was presented an 11-year-old mare at her clinic with lethargy, acute perineal edema (fluid swelling in the perineal area, beneath the tail), hematochezia (bloody stools), fever, patchy alopecia (hair loss), and petechiation (small purple spots on mucous membranes). [ More … ]
Since their first documented appearance in the United States in 2008, synthetic drugs have created a trend that both authorities and health care officials alike are struggling to contain. As a recent article explains, this is due to the ever-changing formulas and chemical structures used in their creation. Because of this, these drugs are difficult to track, control, and penalize by current drug laws. What is even more unsettling is that these new compounds also make it impossible to predict the short- and long-term side effects these drugs will have. [ More … ]
Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 24, 2015 is now available! Each week, we are happy to present a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. Each report now also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.