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February 20th, 2013 by Mary Wood

The latest issue of Lab Animal (42(3) 2013) reviews the educational website of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

Engaging the public on animal science notes:

“… despite the simple, easily readable format, this site is truly for the general public… although the emphasis of the site is on livestock, it includes companion animals, fish and animal species used in research… one highlighted subheading is ‘Animal welfare,’ leading to a page called ‘Animal welfare defined.’ This page focuses mainly on farm animals but introduces the AWA, the concept of an IACUC and enrichment….

…includes information on diagnosing animal diseases, zoonoses and even ‘Animal enrichment in zoos.’… gives examples of different careers in animal science, including nutritionist (along with an interview with a zoo nutritionist), physiologist, reproductive physiologist, animal behaviorist, geneticist, and animal products scientist….

… more complex information about animal science, ASAS’s Taking Stock website…”

Sheep and Goat Diseases – Vet Clinics

May 10th, 2011 by Mary Wood

Therapeutics and Control of Sheep and Goat Diseases


..Veterinary Clinics of North America.  Food Animal Practice

..v.27, March 2011 ,  available online


..Table of Contents from PubMed





Plant JW, Lewis CJ. Treatment and control of ectoparasites in sheep.  PMID: 21215904

Winter AC. Treatment and control of hoof disorders in sheep and goats.  PMID: 21215902

Scott PR. Treatment and control of respiratory disease in sheep.  PMID: 21215901

Juste RA, Perez V. Control of paratuberculosis in sheep and goats.  PMID: 21215897

Lewis CJ. Control of important clostridial diseases of sheep.  PMID: 21215896

Menzies PI. Control of important causes of infectious abortion in sheep and goats.  PMID: 21215892

Galatos AD. Anesthesia and analgesia in sheep and goats.  PMID: 21215889

Ermilio EM, Smith MC. Treatment of emergency conditions in sheep and goats.  PMID:21215888


CHSL InterLibrary Loan is busy with requests for this  particular title.
(Thank you, Kathy, for the heads up – and for your consistent and amazingly speedy turn-around!)
Online access is available, though it can sometimes seem problematic.
If PubMed isn’t providing immediate online access to the full-text, go by way of the journal link in Harvest or by MDConsult.

Ag Guide, 3rd edition

January 6th, 2010 by Mary Wood

The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) released the third edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS Ag Guide). The first edition was published in 1988, and the first revised edition was published in 1999.


The FASS Ag Guide serves as a primary reference document for meeting the needs and requirements of agricultural animals utilized in research and teaching, and the new edition is available online at no cost.


The 2010 edition of the FASS Ag Guide has a slightly different title, and chapters were added to address species handling and transportation and environmental enrichment strategies. The authors include experts in each species and in animal care and use, including UCDavis scientists Steven Berry, Joy Mench, Carolyn Stull, Frank Mitloehner, James W. Oltjen , and Cassandra Tucker.cover


Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, Third Edition, January 2010