Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.
June 18, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus livestock us-midwest rural mitigation slaughterhouses rural-policies
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some critics say livestock farms promote diseases that spread from animals to humans. An animal scientist explains how well-run farms work to keep that from happening.
May 13, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: agriculture livestock swine-flu animal-welfare zoonotic-viruses veterinary-medicine pigs poultry biosecurity veterinary-science cows chickens
Recent summers have offered a taste of things to come for Welsh farmers.
May 4, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture heat-wave livestock drought grass wales sheep-farming
Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.
Tags: agriculture archaeology food kenya livestock tanzania science-and-technology milk dairy
Wild ponies have lived in Britain for over 4,000 years, but they're in danger of dying out.
March 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: livestock culling wild-horses feral-horses equine conservation-of-native-species
A new generation of ranchers is exploring sustainable ways to raise cattle, sheep and goats in California. Some are grazing herds on fire-prone lands, reducing wildfire risks and improving soils.
Jan. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change agriculture women livestock california goats sheep cattle grazing wildfires american-association-of-geographers ranchers regenerative-agriculture
A scoring system for cattle DNA could help farmers breed fitter, more productive cows. Learning more about how genes affect health could help humans, too.
Tags: agriculture genes livestock cows science-and-technology
Experiments suggest it's possible for farmers to rotate cattle and organic crops on the same land without compromising food safety.
Tags: sustainability agriculture livestock cows earth-and-environment food-poisoning
Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise as people around the world eat more meat and raise more livestock.
Tags: agriculture antibiotics drug-resistance maps livestock earth-and-environment health-and-medicine
Backyard poultry farming may be to blame for the US outbreak of Salmonella. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your animals.
Tags: salmonella livestock poultry chickens health-and-medicine
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