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2011-07-27 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a statement today in response to the Pew Charitable Trust's comments on environmental conditions in the Chesapeake bay region: America's broiler chicken companies and the 30,000 farm families that grow broiler chickens are committed to the responsible production of food that is safe, affordable and abundant for consumers in the United States and around the...

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2011-06-06 13:16:20

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker for methane production in the feces of cows Scientists could have a revolutionary new way of measuring how much of the potent greenhouse gas methane is produced by cows and other ruminants, thanks to a surprising discovery in their poo. Researchers from the University of Bristol and the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre in Ireland, have found a link between methane production and levels of a compound called archaeol in the feces of several...

2011-05-31 15:45:03

A popular "get well" card shows a raccoon saying to a snake, "You wouldn't get these stomach aches if you chewed your food properly."  Vets know, however, that indigestion in snakes and other reptiles often results not from swallowing food whole but from a parasitic infection.  The gastrointestinal disease cryptosporidiosis represents a particularly severe problem:  although it is rarely otherwise serious in mammals, reptiles seem especially prone to it and the condition is...

2011-05-05 04:35:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flatulence. Everyone has it. Common factors contributing to flatus production are swallowed air and digestion of certain foods in the intestine. Perhaps one of the most embarrassing aspects of flatulence is the smelly odor, but there is a remedy and it is called Devrom. Available without a prescription and FDA approved, Devrom is an internal deodorant that safely and effectively neutralizes flatulence and stool odor. The internal deodorant...

2011-04-08 00:00:29

With the durable and lightweight new Doody Digger Pooper Scooper, simply scoop, then raise to drop dog poop directly in the attached dog waste bag. The one-handed, upright design prevents back and knee strain, while the patented shovel end works effectively on any surface. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Dog owners and pet professionals will enjoy mess-free dog waste removal with the new Doody Digger Pooper Scooper. Scoop, then raise vertically to drop poop directly in the attached...

2011-04-05 21:26:14

Shallow disk injection found to be economically sound and environmentally safe, a technique that could help reduce nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay Recycling manure is an important practice, especially for large livestock producers. Manure can be used as fertilizer to aid in crop production, aiding livestock producers that grow their own feed crops. While manure does provide a rich nutrient source for crops, it also can contribute to nutrient leaching and runoff. This can contaminate...

2011-04-04 06:50:00

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws), founded in February 2002, has established April 1-7 as a special week of educating pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. With the week in full swing, pet owners should be aware of the problems concerning dog waste. The American Pet association estimates that this country's seventy-one million pet dogs produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per...

2011-03-29 13:37:48

Low-cost removal of slurry solids also a creates a higher nitrogen to phosphorus ratio Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can damage the...

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2011-03-09 09:35:30

After years of experimenting with the feces of large cats, a team from the University of Queensland discovered that the feces of tigers is an effective deterrent in warding off animal pests such as goats and kangaroos from certain plants, Associate Professor Peter Murray tells AFP. "While such repellents are typically based on offensive smells like rotten eggs, blood or bone, using tiger poo came from the idea that "if you can smell a predator nearby you would probably want to go somewhere...


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2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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2007-06-25 07:51:11

The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It also has a...

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