Featured Articles

  • Apr
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Evaluation of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Supplementation on Markers of Joint Inflammation and Cartilage Metabolism in Young Horses Challenged with Lipopolysaccharide


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    In an article published in the 2018 February issue of the Journal of Animal Science, researchers studied the effect of dietary conjugated linoleic acid on bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced joint inflammation in horses.

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  • Apr
    01
    Researcher Studying Risk of Spreading African Swine Fever Virus in Feed


    A recent article in the National Hog Farmer highlights Dr. Megan Niederwerder at Kansas State University for her current research in the African swine fever virus.


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  • Mar
    30
    Interpretive Summary: Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of the Synthetic Pannon White Rabbit Revealed by Pedigree Analyses


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    In a study published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, a Hungary-based research team analyzed the demographic, history, current status, ad efficiency of the mating strategy of the Pannon White rabbits.

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  • Mar
    30
    What to Do if You Receive a Bunny for Easter


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    It's that time of year again when baby bunnies seem to be the hot item on the gift list. It is important to know the best ways to care for your new pet and keep them happy and healthy.

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  • Mar
    30
    Interpretive Summary: Investigation of the Oviductal Glycoprotein 1 (OVGP1) Gene Associated with Embryo Survival and Development in the Rabbit


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    An article published in the May 2010 Journal of Animal Science investigated the association of the OVGP1 gene with embryo survival and development in the rabbit.

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  • Mar
    30
    Interpretive Summary: DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation in Early Rabbit Embryo: Consequence of In Vitro Culture


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    An abstract published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Animal Science used early rabbit embryos to explore how early gene activation is affected by the in-vitro environment where the embryo grows.

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  • Mar
    30
    Interpretive Summary: Analysis of Cytochrome b Gene Variations Shows that Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus Furnessi) and European Rabbit (Oryctolagus Cuniculus) have Close Genetic Structure


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    In an abstract published in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, scientists investigated the evolutionary relationship of the Amami rabbit.

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  • Mar
    30
    Interpretive Summary: Effects of Diets Containing Psyllium Seed Husks on Carcass Composition, Fatty Acid Profile, and Cholesterol of Rabbits


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    In April 2016, Journal of Animal Science published an abstract of a study investigating the effect of feeding diets containing psyllium seed husks on rabbits.

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  • Mar
    30
    The History of the Easter Bunny


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    In a world full of ongoing scientific discoveries, there remains one facet of research seemingly lost in a foggy, cloud of ambiguity: the origin of the “Easter Bunny”.

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  • Mar
    28
    ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting Information


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    Abstract Submissions for the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting are now closed! Make sure to keep an eye out for Meeting Updates with highlights from the upcoming symposia.

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  • Mar
    28
    USAID Survey on Research Needs to Improve Animal Health


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    USAID is seeking input on how to prioritize research on livestock diseases in Feed the Future target countries.

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  • Mar
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Development and Validation of a Small SNP Panel for Feed Efficiency in Beef Cattle


    JAS Feb
    In a recent study published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal of Animal Science, a research time at the University of Alberta developed and validated a cost-effective small single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) marker panel.

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  • Mar
    28
    Interpretive Summary: Impact of Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae and Lawsonia Intracellularis on the Performance of Pigs Divergently Selected for Feed Efficiency


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    In February 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article investigating the impact of selecting pigs for feed efficiency on their response to disease.

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  • Mar
    25
    Requests for Comments


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    Two requests for public comment that may be of interest to ASAS members are open now.

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  • Mar
    25
    Is it 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers want to know


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    A recent article published in the New York Times discusses the questions of product labeling.

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  • Mar
    25
    Basic Research Provides Seeds of Technology


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    In her presidential address at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Susan Hockfield emphasized the value of basic research.

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  • Mar
    25
    Senators Introduce Legislation to Clear Maintenance Backlog, Improve Agricultural Research Facilities


    A recent press release reviews the Ag Research Act and how it would improve research and training facilities at the University of Hawaii and other schools of Agriculture.

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  • Mar
    25
    D.C. Update for March


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    Our D.C. representative, Lowell Randel provides the latest policy news coming out of Washington D.C.

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  • Mar
    21
    ASN-ASAS Symposium at the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting


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    Have you made plans to attend this year’s ASN-ASAS Symposium, during the 2018 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show?

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  • Mar
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Pre-slaughter Handling Practices and their Effects on Animal Welfare and Pork Quality


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    In February 2018, Journal of Animal Science published an article that reviewed the current research on pre-slaughter handling effects on behavioral and physiological responses in pigs and provide recommendations to minimize animal losses and pork quality.

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