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Future of livestock production in the spotlight
Monday 17th February 2020, 2:00pm

Scientists and industry experts examined the need and scope for change in the livestock sector in response to increasing societal and environmental challenges.

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Resilience to bovine TB traced to key genes
Monday 10th February 2020, 10:00am

Scientists have identified regions in the cow genetic makeup linked with resilience to tuberculosis disease.

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New method aids study of poultry infections
Monday 10th February 2020, 2:00pm

A method of sampling tissue could aid research into therapies for chicken lung diseases.

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Antibiotic resistance surprisingly stable in pigs
Friday 7th February 2020, 10:00am

Antimicrobial resistance gene counts did not change in response to antibiotic treatment.

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Synpromics becomes AskBio
Monday 3rd February 2020, 4:30pm

The two companies bring together pioneering technology to increase the efficacy of gene therapeutics.

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Farm data capture tool will benefit Ugandan pig farmers
Friday 17th January 2020, 3:00pm

PigBoost tool will enable sustainable data-driven decisions to improve Uganda’s pig production, health, and welfare.

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£7m award aids farming in challenging landscapes
Monday 13th January 2020, 11:30am

Scientists are collaborating to develop improved breeding selection of small ruminants in tough conditions.

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Cow gut study could help tackle disease
Thursday 9th January 2020, 2:00pm

A common, chronic gut disease in ruminants will be the focus of a new £1 million study.

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Livestock farms could benefit from genome editing
Tuesday 7th January 2020, 9:00am

Animal breeding could become more efficient with an approach that combines DNA-editing techniques with new reproductive technologies.

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Genetic clues of TB spread revealed
Monday 6th January 2020, 9:30am

Tuberculosis in cattle and badgers passes between members of the same species at least twice as often than between cow and badger.

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