British officials advised the public in mid June to avoid mutton, goat and some sausages due to an animal brain disease affecting sheep that may pose a risk to humans. The Times of London reports the disease is similar to classic scrapie, a brain...
Rather than spend money to measure immunity, follow an effective management and vaccination program that allows an animal's immune system to develop and work.
the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted a "Sense of the Senate" resolution calling for sanctions on Japanese products if Japan hasn't resumed imports of U.S. beef by the enactment of the ag appropriations bill.
Calm calves appear to have a better response to vaccination at weaning than temperamental calves, says the Texas Ag Experiment Station. This better vaccination response means the calmer calves are less likely to develop sickness or die of disease.