Meeting the antibiotic challenges facing China and the world

Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria have led to heightened interest in issues related to antibiotic use in animal agriculture. Assuring a safe animal-based protein supply for domestic and international markets in China was a chief topic of discussion at the Annual Symposium on One Health and Food Safety.

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NAU-WIFSS Annual Symposium in Nanjing

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A Healthy Harvest – Researchers Explore Impact of Use of Raw Animal Manure on Tomato Contamination

Conventional growers and home gardeners alike, use soil amendments such as compost and manure to improve soil productivity and soil quality. However, application of untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin (raw animal manure) may represent a potential risk for fresh produce of contamination with enteric pathogenic bacteria. What does all of this mean for the backyard gardener?

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The Wragg Fire: Reflections from a veterinarian, firefighter and horse-owner…

Dr. Michael Payne, UCD veterinarian with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and volunteer firefighter, reflects on his involvement in the Wragg fire, and shares advice for horse owners preparing for wildfire, and the most important contingency provisions for transportation and relocation.

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