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MA to overhaul voter-approved animal welfare law 

A last-minute effort to rewrite key sections of a voter-approved animal welfare law landed on the Massachusetts Governor’s desk this week.


Gene editing is capable of creating single-sex litters

The new gene-editing technique created all-male or all-female litters of mice with 100% efficiency improving animal wellbeing in both scientific research and agriculture.



Year in review: animal disease awareness – Major reportable animal diseases made industry news headlines throughout 2021. African swine fever (ASF) and avian influenza continued to spread, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), both atypical and classical, made an appearance in Europe and South America.

Cattle markets add Christmas cheer – Christmas is upon us, and cattle markets are adding to the holiday spirit as 2021 comes to a close.

Projects to support animal health receive more than $16 million – USDA is investing more than $16.3 million to help protect animal health. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding funding to states, universities, and other partners to support 64 different projects.

Alberta reports rare case of atypical mad cow disease – The case is not expected to affect the market and quick detection demonstrates that inspectors and producers are dedicated to keeping the disease isolated.

Agriculture groups help farmers and ranchers with fire-related aid – Many organizations are helping Kansas farmers and ranchers with rebuilding fences, cleaning up debris and offering support for those who were hurt by recent storms.

US academic recognized for animal feed enzyme work – In recognition of his pioneering work on livestock nutrition, Xingen Lei, professor of animal science at Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) was named a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).


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