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Prairies Help Us Understand Antibiotic Resistance

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  ARS, Consider This  /  Comments Off on Prairies Help Us Understand Antibiotic Resistance

This article comes to us from Sandra Avant, ARS Office of Communications, USDA Agricultural Research Services. It was published in the September 16 issue of AgResearch Magazine. Since the 1940s, antibiotics have effectively treated certain bacterial diseases. But over the years, some bacteria have developed resistance to the antibiotics that once killed them. Each year, […]

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Scientist Finds Secret Ingredient in Red Clover That Increases Weight Gain in Ruminants

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

A team of researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit has found that an antimicrobial compound in red clover can increase feed efficiency in ruminants.  Biochanin A could be an alternative to using antibiotics to promote growth in feedlots, and could benefit livestock on pasture too. How Antibiotics and Antimicrobials […]

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