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Scanning of heifers key to success

Penny Young, ASAP/ASAS Intern An article recently published on Farm Online highlighted the benefits offered by performing and recording more ultrasound scans on heifers. Catriona Millen from Southern Beef Technologies Services was interviewed to provide insight. While producers often perform ultrasound testing for EBV traits on some of their bulls, Ms Millen stresses that there […]

New rabbit control roll out

The first week of March marks the release of the K5 strain of RHDV1, a virus used to control feral rabbit populations. The strain is being introduced in the hope that it will better control the rabbit populations in cooler and wet climates where the current strain has been less successful. Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, […]

Chromium supplementation shows potential for heat stress management in pigs

Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP Intern New research from the University of Melbourne recently listed for review in Translational Animal Science finds that chromium supplementation may help to increase insulin sensitivity, normalize NEFA metabolism and reduce heat stress in pigs. Managing heat stress in animals is important from both economic and welfare perspectives, and the findings from […]

New issues of APS, JAS, TAS and Animal Frontiers available online

The latest issues of Animal Production Science and the Journal of Animal Science are now online.

The importance of a good start

Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP intern Many people could tell you that a runt animal will be affected by its poorer start over the course of its life, and this understanding has prompted greater research into how those early life events can have a lasting influence on an animal’s development. In biomedicine, this concept is known as […]

Thank you, sponsors!

Major sponsors of Animal Production 2016, held in Adelaide, South Australia, 4-7 July 2016, included the following: University of Adelaide, Meat & Livestock Australia, Baiada, PIRSA, Elanco Animal Health, Australian Pork Limited, Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, Steggles and JBS Australia, and Primo.

New issues of APS and JAS available online

The latest issues of Animal Production Science and the Journal of Animal Science are now online.

Conference highlights exciting revolution in animal health

Animal welfare was top of mind at last month’s Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide, with more than 330 scientists, researchers, students, consultants and producers from across Australia and the world attending the three-day event.

ASAP becomes first international section of ASAS

Last month during the Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide, ASAP members voted to officially join the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) as its first international section.

A history of the Journal of Animal Science

By Holly Webb, ASAS/ASAP communications intern Editor’s Note: Holly Webb, a recent ASAS/ASAP communications intern, compiled a history of the Journal of Animal Science during her 10-week internship. The summary takes you from the Journal’s early roots, through major developments, and into its most recent successes.