New molecule unveiled to improve poultry gut health

Chemical manufacturer promises molecule will reduce incidence of necrotic enteritis in broilers: Several of the key issues facing broiler producers today are linked to one key theme – namely, the bird’s gut health, according to Professor Richard Ducatelle of the University of Ghent in Belgium. Leading Read More …

The great pumpkin heist

Thieves get away with more than 600 pumpkins: Whether they are extra-large, painted pink, or even inflatable, thieves are snatching pumpkins at an alarming rate. The most recent haul by sticky-fingered pilferers was the theft of more than 600 pumpkins from Read More …

Are you subsidizing the North Korean government?

N. Korean slave labor provides seafood, funds nuclear arsenal: The workers wake up each morning on metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories, North Koreans outsourced by their government to process seafood that ends up in American stores and homes. Privacy is Read More …

Sonic Drive-ins may have suffered data breach

Millions of cards could be affected: Sonic Drive-In, a fast food restaurant chain with more than 3,500 locations across the United States, has apparently suffered a data breach that may have resulted in the theft of millions of payment cards. The company Read More …

Florida dairies are back to milking—just in time

By Stephanie Ostrowski, DVM What you didn’t know about milk cows: Most people are vaguely aware that cows typically get milked twice a day. They are less likely to understand how and why it is important that dairy cows not miss Read More …

Major retailers restocking hurricane supplies

Walmart, Home Depot and others are getting ready for Irma: For consumers stocking up on hurricane supplies, help is on the way. Walmart Stores said it has activated its Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Irma to “get those shelves stocked as soon Read More …

This Labor Day weekend, be careful with fresh shellfish

Shellfish harvests banned on both coasts: With many people heading to their favorite beach for the final fling of the summer this holiday weekend, fresh shellfish fans will no doubt be out in force harvesting clams, oysters, mussels and other delicacies. Read More …

Contact with floodwaters poses infection risks

Dirty floodwaters can lead to public health disasters: In the coming weeks and even months, residents of Houston and other parts of southern Texas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be faced with the public health disasters that can result from Read More …

Harvey could disrupt refineries, cause fuel price increases

Some 30 refineries are in danger zone: A hurricane barreling toward Texas threatens to disrupt operations at refineries along the Gulf Coast, potentially throwing a wrench into fuel supplies and driving up prices. Severe flooding can cause refining units to shut down Read More …