Featured Articles

  • Oct
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Aspirin induces gastrointestinal tract barrier dysfunction in feedlot cattle


    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers looked at aspirin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which is known to cause GIT barrier dysfunction in humans and other animals.

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  • Oct
    05
    Interpretive Summary: Stocking rate, advancing season and supplemented DDGS in steers grazing in the northern Great Plains


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    A recent article published in Translational Animal Science evaluated the effects of stocking rate and advancing season in steers supplemented with DDGS.

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  • Oct
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Novel dental chews on oral health outcomes and halitosis in adult dogs.


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    A recent article published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the benefits of daily dental chews on oral health outcomes in adult dogs.

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  • Oct
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Lysine requirements in small, medium, and large breed adult dogs


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    A recent article published in Translational Animal Science evaluated the Lys requirements for three breeds of adult dogs using the indicator AA oxidation technique.

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  • Oct
    01
    Midwest 2021 Meeting Planning


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    Plan Ahead - Don't miss your opportunity to attend the Annual Midwest Sectional Meeting in-person!

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  • Sep
    28
    Midwest Award Nominations Now Open


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    Please take a moment to nominate a deserving member!

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  • Sep
    28
    September D.C. Update


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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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  • Sep
    28
    U.S. Pork and Beef Restrictions in Taiwan Relaxed


    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen agreed to relax limitations on the import of U.S. beef and pork.

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  • Sep
    28
    New ERS Administrator Named


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    The United States Department of Agriculture named Dr. Spiro Stefanou as the new administrator of the Economic Research Service.


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  • Sep
    28
    New Food Labels Required in 2022


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    Genetically engineered foods will require a label in the United States, starting in 2022.

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  • Sep
    28
    “Fake Meat” Law in OK Challenged


    A law in Oklahoma is being challenged by plant-based associations as a violation of the first amendment.

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  • Sep
    28
    WIC COVID-19 Flexibilities Extended by USDA


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    The USDA announced that it will extend over a dozen flexibilities guaranteeing participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC continue receiving the food and health support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Sep
    28
    COVID-19 Aid for Farmers


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    Additional $14 billion for agriculture producers aimed at the COVID-19 pandemic was recently announced.

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  • Sep
    28
    FSIS Announced New Egg Inspection Rules


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    The USDA-FSIS will modernize egg product inspection methods for the first time since 1970.

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  • Sep
    24
    Interpretive Summary: Label accuracy of commercial companion animal kefir products


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    A recent study published in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the accuracy of label claims made by commercial kefir products designed for companion animals.

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  • Sep
    24
    Interpretive Summary: Porcine spray-dried plasma protein and dried egg protein on nursery pig performance


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    A recent study published in Translational Animal Science, researchers evaluated dried egg protein as a possible replacement for spray-dried plasma protein.

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  • Sep
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Digestibility of black soldier fly larvae meal fed to growing pigs


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    In this recent Translational Animal Science study, researchers looked at the potential of black soldier fly larvae to replace SBM as a high-protein feed ingredient.

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  • Sep
    21
    Interpretive Summary: Taurine status in Labrador Retrievers fed a grain-free diet


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    Researchers in this recent Translational Animal Science study hypothesized that there may be a link between DCM and taurine, and that feeding dogs a grain-free diet would lower their blood taurine levels.

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  • Sep
    17
    Interpretive Summary: Associations of mucosal disaccharidases of steers with average daily gain


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    A recent article in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated how mucosal disaccharidases affected the feed efficiency of cattle.

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  • Sep
    17
    Interpretive Summary: Microencapsulated organic acids and essential oils in weaned piglets


    A recent article in the Journal of Animal Science investigated the effects of microencapsulated organic acids and essential oils in weaned piglets.

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