The well-being of cattle -- beef or dairy -- is an important issue for consumers, the beef and dairy industries, and, of course, to the animals. In this publication, a Purdue University professor discusses well-being More...
This bulletin is the first in a series on animal welfare assurance and audit programs. Three Purdue University researchers discuss the foundation of animal welfare, ways to assure livestock and poultry welfare, nation More...
This set of digital flash cards, created in a PDF format designed for smart phones and tablets, helps entomology students recognize and identify the most common insects. It contains 150 insect photographs together with t More...
This brochure offers quick tips to help grain producers, livestock producers, and storage and handling personnel minimize the risk posed by aflatoxin. Additional information is available on the Managing Moldy Corn websi More... Free Download
This threepage fact sheet in the Invasive Plant Series provides information on identifying and controlling this poisonous weed. The publication, produced in partnership with the Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Manageme More... Free Download
The author uses this blog in conjunction with a class as a forum for exploring all subjects touching upon insects and arthropods. Comments are encouraged, but moderated, to encourage a thoughtful community. The author, J More... Free Download
Molds are a concern because they can reduce grain quality and storability. Under some conditions, certain molds can produce mycotoxins, substances that can be harmful to livestock and humans. This brochure explains basic More... Free Download
Biting midges are minute to tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pests, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease a More... Free Download
Footrot is a costly disease in the sheep and goat industry. Countless producers lose time and money each year in an attempt to control it in their flock or herd. This publication describes the disease's causes and sympto More... Free Download
A sound management program to keep animals healthy is basic to production of both sheep and goats. Producers must observe animals closely to keep individual animals and the whole herd or flock healthy and productive. Thi More... Free Download
This paper will be used to give producers a general understanding of the parasites that affect their animals, how they live, and methods that can be used to lower their costs and losses due to parasite infestations. More... Free Download
This fact sheet contains a list of resources; for example, if you are interested in knowing how to initiate steps to quarantine the infect area and contain the spread of disease, then the contact list says to contact Ind More... Free Download
Scientific advances have helped sheep producers genotype sheep for potential susceptibility to scrapie. This publication discusses the equipment needed, the steps to drawing blood, post collection and handling and care o More... Free Download
This book introduces animal owners to livestock and pet poisoning caused by plants in Indiana. Forty-nine poisonous plants are discussed. Symptoms and general treatment are noted. Line drawings are given for each plant More...