When infectious diseases cross species barriers, their severity can vary from minor to deadly, with consequences difficult to predict
Risk of Antibiotic Resistance
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75% of emerging infectious diseases of people are zoonotic.
Zoonotic diseases could pose a risk to animals, producers, public health and livestock markets.
A Texas Tech researcher has received funding from both USDA and NCBA for a project to evaluate the distribution of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer in high-risk cattle.
Concerns about COVID-19 have people worried about the health and safety of their families, businesses and livestock. Here’s a recap of the methods in which disease is spread.
The industry’s best hope for E. coli is not cleaner beef or more inspection, but a useful vaccine.