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The Business-Minded Veterinarian


The interaction between animals and humans secures the continuous demand for practicing veterinarians, and the fewer veterinarians we have, the larger potential for catastrophic disease. But, newly practicing veterinarians are facing financial...
23-Dec-2014 10:55 AM EST

Helping Wheat Defend Itself Against Damaging Viruses

A patent-pending technology at Kansas State University has built resistance to certain viruses in wheat plants. These viruses can be an economic drain to wheat farmers by costing them 5 to 10 percent or more in yield reductions per crop. Although...
18-Nov-2014 10:30 AM EST

Kansas Grocer Forms Unique Relationship with Local Farmers

Knowing that their county had rank toward the bottom of healthy counties in Kansas, citizens got together to enhance access to more healthy foods, specifically produce. Now a rural grocer partners with a local farmers' market to provide more fresh...
21-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Busting Myths About Ticks

Ticks can be a problem year-round, but they pose the most threat in warmer summer months. These disease carriers could be harmful to humans and pets alike. A veterinarian and renowned tick expert explains common myths about ticks and how people can...
20-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Take Precaution When Spicing Your Foods


Researchers at Kansas State University in Olathe have found that four out of 10 bulk spices purchased in the Kansas City metro area contain contaminants that include heavy metals, mycotoxins and/or bacteria. Four bulk spices typically associated...
16-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Insects Represent a Link for Antibiotic Resistance Traits


A research team at Kansas State University recently confirmed that insects, such as house flies and cockroaches, can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria from places such as food animal farms and wastewater treatment facilities, and disseminate them...
29-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

‘Tis the Season: Be on the Lookout for Brown Recluse Spiders

Warmer, spring weather has many of us getting out and becoming more active, and the brown recluse spider is no exception. Kansas State University scientists shared 10 facts about the somewhat small, shy spider.
24-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Saving the Lesser Prairie Chicken: What Landowners Should Know


The recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement, listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, brings to mind how agricultural producers, livestock ranchers and those with land enrolled in CRP could be affected.
17-Apr-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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"What Can We Learn About Aging from China?"

A specialist on aging and adult development shares observations about how Chinese families care for -- and interact with -- older adults.
20-Aug-2008 12:25 PM EDT

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