Author: Ciência Rural

Scientist-tested methods enhance fiber properties

The capacity of dietary fibers to improve digestion and metabolism is directly linked to the physico-chemical properties of these elements, such as water retention capacity, oil binding and fiber cations. The research found that it is possible to improve the functional characteristics of the fibers, through methods such as micronisation and extrusion. Read More →

Is there an effective way to treat bacterial diseases in fish without resistance to antibiotics?

The expansion of aquaculture increasingly exposes fish to diseases such as aeromonose caused by the bacteria Aeromonas hydrophila. To treat this bacterial infection, researchers tested the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil extracted from the Lippia origanoides plant. Results were obtained by an in vivo assay with 120 fish. Read More →

Diarrhea in young buffaloes caused by Escherichia coli may be associated with different toxins and pathotypes of bovine

Young buffalo can become infected and develop diarrhea by the action of Escherichia coli, same bacterial agent found in diarrheic bovine calves. However, other pathotypes and toxins appear to be present in these animals. This study found a large number of STEC, NTEC and EAST-1 toxin in E. coli strains isolated from feces of buffaloes, those associated with diarrheagenic E. coli. Read More →

What is the need to perform caudectomy procedures in sheep?

Although there is growing concern about animal welfare, procedures that cause pain and suffering in animals are still frequently performed by farmers, such as tail docking in sheep. This research collected the opinion of sheep breeders on tail docking to study the real need for this practice. Read More →

Impaired transport conditions as a cause of respiratory diseases in goats

What is the impact of poor transport conditions on respiratory diseases in goats and other animals? In this study, researchers have shown that there is a clear association between transport stress and the development of bacterial infections in these animals. Read More →

Study shows essential oils as a promising alternative in the control of dry bubble disease

Researchers at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), in Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil, have demonstrated that the oil extracts of cinnamon, clove and thyme are potential and efficient alternatives in the control of dry bubble disease in mushrooms of the species Agaricus bisporus. Read More →