USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has posted a new issue of Healthy Animals at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/ha/han14.htm

This quarterly online newsletter compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural animals and fish.

Each quarter, one article in Healthy Animals focuses on a particular element of ARS animal research. The current issue looks at ARS research examining management practices as they relate to animal well-being. Scientists are working to define stress and find ways to minimize it so as to strike a balance that is agreeable to everyone with shared interests in livestock well-being.

If you’re interested in animal health issues, you may want to bookmark the site as a resource for locating animal health experts. An index lists ARS research locations covering approximately 70 animal health topics. These range from specific diseases, such as Lyme disease, to broad subjects like nutrition or parasites. The site also provides complete contact information for the more than 25 ARS research groups that conduct studies aimed at protecting and improving farm animal health.

Agricultural Research Service