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The post-baccalaureate certificate in Integrated Animal Health Sciences combines individualized career advisement with online coursework that builds critical thinking and problem-solving skills related to animal health challenges.
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Change is coming for the meat industry. Consumers and governments are increasingly asking meat producers to track and report their antibiotic use per kilogram of meat. It’s not a matter of if but when penalties for noncompliance start. That doesn’t have to be a pure cost to producers, though – if producers manage to get ahead of the tracking, they can plan their data management systems in a way that’ll meet government regulations and carve out a competitive advantage over less agile players.
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Prices for eggs and chicken meat will increase, but you probably don’t have to worry about the disease hopping to humans. Dr. Lowe explains in The Round Barn podcast that the flu receptors in humans (and pigs) are in different places than in birds, meaning that it’s possible but challenging and unlikely for the disease to infect humans.
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Cull sows can spend extended amounts of time on trucks before being slaughtered, raising concerns about animal welfare and disease transmission
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Dr. Jim Lowe shares the science behind xenotransplantation, and his experience in helping raise the pigs that some of these organs come from.
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