Dr. Pablo Moreno
Professional services veterinarian
A good biosecurity program is essential for the improvement and maintenance of the genetic potential and productivity of farm animals.
Disease outbreaks on farms affect productivity in numerous undesirable ways, such as reducing productivity, increasing mortality and reducing daily gain. Not only does this affect [...]
Dr. Mueez Ahmad, DVM
Technical services veterinarian
Although we’ve heard of chickens crossing the road from various sources, turkeys apparently are not very interested in whatever may be on the other side of the road. It sounds like turkeys have a better road sense than chickens. However, when [...]
By Dr. Pablo Moreno, DVM
Proper cleaning and disinfection of animal facilities is a critical part of any good biosecurity program.
An ideal program will reduce the number of pathogens to levels that are non-pathogenic for the animals housed in the facility. In a healthy animal, low levels of pathogens should [...]
By Pat Frasco
Sales director, milling and grain
Harvest is over and crops such as corn are out of the fields and stored, but this doesn’t mean it’s time to drop our guard when it comes to mycotoxins.
It’s been a rough year for producers throughout the U.S., who have been [...]
Ah, nostalgia. It’s been a busy year here at the Neogen blog. We’ve covered quite a range of stuff, from food safety reforms to happy elephants in Thailand (scroll down for details – hint, hint) to decoding DNA.
So kick back, relax and take a stroll down the Neogen blog’s memory lane.
By James Little, DVM
Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian
The fat soluble vitamins (e.g., vitamins A, D, E, and K) play important roles in the bodies of many species including bovine. One of the critical roles is the support they provide to the immune system in its response to infectious disease. [...]
We all know the look.
It most commonly appears around mealtimes and kicks into high gear during especially big feasts, such as Thanksgiving.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about the puppy eyes.
Who can blame pets for doing a little extra begging when the dining room table is laden with delights such as turkey [...]
Moderator’s note: This is the second in a two part series on winter ventilation of swine facilities. Click here for part one.
Air exchange is a key part of proper ventilation of a swine facility in cold weather.
The exchange helps improve air quality by removing excess ammonia and respirated moisture from the pigs, according [...]
Moderator’s note: This is the first in a two part series on winter ventilation in swine facilities. Check back tomorrow for part two.
By Caleb Schaeffer
Swine marketing manager, Neogen Corporation
Those involved in swine production know the three most important things for maintaining proper pig health are feed, water, and an [...]
Dr. Mueez Ahmad
Technical services veterinarian for poultry
Contaminated processing water can cause severe bacterial or fungal problems in the modern hatcheries.
These facilities, where poultry eggs are hatched, consume thousands of gallons of water each month. Hatchery water quality usually is measured to meet the Environmental Protection [...]