Friday, October 7, 2011

ARS Newslink

ARS News Service
USDA Agricultural Research Service
October 7, 2011

Tracking ticks:
The cayenne tick has been identified as one of the vectors of equine piroplasmosis in horses in a 2009 Texas outbreak, according to USDA scientists. (10/3)

Safeguarding livestock:
A vaccine that protects cattle against East Coast fever, a destructive disease in eastern and central Africa, is being developed by scientists at the USDA and the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya. (10/4)

Helping cattle breeders:
A USDA scientist has developed a partnership with colleagues in South Africa that is improving prospects for cattle breeders in that African nation-and could improve them for breeders around the world. (10/6)

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