Monthly Archives: July 2011

Aquaculute in the US – Safe, Healthy, and Environmentally Friendly Food

There was recently a great article about aquaculture in TIME magazine, found here: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081796,00.html  I was encouraged that the article was in support of aquaculture, stating that American fish farms are doing a good job of making a safe, healthy, … Continue reading

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FSF India – Wolfpack Continues to Explore Agriculture and Culture

Students in the FSF program in India continue to explore both Indian Agriculture and Culture.  They have been actively engaged in several projects focused on BVDV, Brucellosis and dairy nutrition.  Recently, they became involved in a project focused on developing … Continue reading

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The State of Livestock in America – Hearings, Hearings, and more… Hearings.

 The 2012 Farm Bill will be uniquely challenging. Our nation’s enormous deficit has mandated that MAJOR spending cuts take place across all programs. The fast-paced House side has proposed some significant changes including disproportionate cuts to agriculture. While it’s recognized … Continue reading

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FSF @ the LUGNUTS

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Stephanie Roggenbuck reports in from MMPA

This summer, I have been doing several different things from state inspections to herd tests.  The beginning of my fellowship, I spent time identifying problems that were causing high raw bacteria, high PI counts (preliminary incubation counts), and low freeze … Continue reading

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Raw Milk and Q-Fever

Working for the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) this summer has been an awesome experience.  Both Anthony Klingler and I have been involved with several human and animal diseases.  Earlier this month, three confirmed Q fever cases (caused by … Continue reading

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Protecting Farmed Fish From VHS

Here are some photos from a fish farm we visited recently.  The farmer raises hybrid bluegill (male bluegill x female green sunfish) and koi.  We took spleen, kidney, and heart tissue samples and sent them to the MSU aquatic animal … Continue reading

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