Animal Biotechnology

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Welcome to the website for the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program at UC Davis!

The mission of the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program is to provide research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. The research focus of Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam's laboratory is the use of DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production and agricultural systems. We invite you to explore the teaching, research, and outreach programs and associated resources on our website.

Agricultural Marketing Information Links

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Market Information on Commodity Futures & Options, Cash Prices & Agricultural Outlook, Weather, Statistics, and Educational Information.

Livestock Grazing Nutrition and Management

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A video on grazing nutrition and management fro livestock. Includes information on cows, horses, pigs, etc.

By Gene Pirelli

PEDv Vaccination

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An analysis of the effects of the PEDv Vaccine by Zoetis.

By Charles Estill

OSU Diagnostic Lab Test for PED Virus

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Information on how to get free testing for PEDV and SDCoV.

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning

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“Scums” of blue-green algae may occur in stagnant ponds or dugouts following hot, dry, calm days. Animals may die suddenly (within minutes) after drinking water heavily contaminated with this scum. Blue-green algae (also called Cyanobacteria) occur naturally in many ponds. There are a number of different species: Some are harmless; some form toxins that affect the nervous system; others produce toxins that affect mainly the liver.

PNW Insect Management Handbook - Livestock section

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The Livestock Section of the PNW Insect Management Handbook has information on controlling flies and other pests of Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horses, Poultry, Sheep and Goats, and Swine.

By Sergio Arispe

Vaccinations for pigs: should I jump on the Circovirus 2 bandwagon?

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An article discussing the Circovirus and if Oregon Pork Producers should vaccinate.

By Charles Estill

Help Oregon Take a Stand Against a New Deadly Pig Disease: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

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Article about PEDv discussing the history, clinical signs, prevention, treatment, and transmission. This document also explains how the virus made its way to Oregon.

By Charles Estill, Gene Pirelli

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) detected in Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) has been detected on a farm located in Clackamas County. The disease was confirmed Friday January 8, 2016 by PCR testing conducted at Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

By Charles Estill, Gene Pirelli

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