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Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of many Africans’ identity. It’s also a key economic...
Efforts to Control PPRV in Sheep and Goats Should Focus on Herd Management, Not Age
The risk of transmitting the virus peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), which produces a highly infectious and often fatal disease in sheep and goats, does not appear to vary significantly by an animal's age, unlike its sibling virus measles, which...
Study: Goat Milk Formula Could Benefit Infant Gut Health
A new laboratory study by RMIT, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, analysed two types of commercial goat milk formula, looking at oligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic that can boost the growth of beneficial bacteria and protect against harmful...
Ecologists report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan
Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, with others, reported they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Growing US Ethnic Market for Lamb and Goat
The demand for lamb and goat meat is on the rise in the US within the Ethnic market. Kids and goat of all ages in addition to lightweight lean lamb fetch premium rates. For producers interested in this market sector a shift in practice and marketing strategy...

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