Monday links

May 15, 2017

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Poisoned in paradise: Rat lungworm nightmare in Hawaii Food Safety News
Although state officials have downplayed the danger of rat lungworm parasites, the fact remains that Hawaii is in the midst of an outbreak that has given at least three people from the mainland lasting impressions of the island state.

Keep garden produce clean and safe — Morning Ag Clips
Home gardeners need to consider food safety when they care for their produce this summer. Rhoda Burrows, a professor and horticultural specialist, offers food safety tips to consider.

Animal Science

6 steps on how to feed a pregnant mare — All About Feed
How do you feed a pregnant mare? Experts from Kentucky Equine Research explain how providing adequate nutrition for the mare as she transitions from one trimester to the next need not be difficult — it’s actually pretty straightforward.

Hens with Benefits — The Poultry Site
When there’s a booming market for poultry products, it makes sense for dairy farms to get in on the action. One South African milking operation has found managing a poultry flock on the side comes with all sorts of desirable perks.


Stink Bugs: New IPM Guide for Midwestern Corn, Soybean Growers — Entomology Today
Farmers in the Midwestern United States have been battling increasing infestations from a variety of stink bug species in recent years, and now they have a new free resource for understanding and managing the emerging pests.

Purdue Program Connects Local Schools With Local Farmers — Drovers
Educators and community members can learn how to provide elementary and high school students with healthy meals and nutrition education through a new training program offered by Purdue Extension in partnership with other organizations.


Combining heroin and commonly prescribed non-opioid pain killers leads to a significant rise in overdose deaths — University of Bristol
A multi-disciplinary study has shown that the recent substantial increase in prescriptions for two drugs used for neurological disorders is closely correlated with a rise in the number of overdose deaths in England and Wales.


15 ‘Toddler’ Great White Sharks Swam Near Paddleboarders — Live Science
A group of more than a dozen great white sharks were spotted swimming in the surf off a Southern California beach, but beachgoers shouldn’t panic, say shark experts. A helicopter caught the scene on video.

Category: Food Safety, Agriculture, Toxicology