Beneficial bacteria can help prevent you (or a cow) from getting sick. If they protect the animals from infection, farmers will need fewer antibiotics.
The industry fears that PED, not yet eradicated and known as a pernicious, intrepid world traveler, will come charging back this winter.
To ensure we still have antibiotics to treat diseases in both humans and livestock, doctors and farmers need to use them carefully.
After criticisms of their response to the spring outbreak, USDA officials say they have a plan for this fall that could handle twice as many infections.
Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.
Three have fallen ill with E. coli infection in Kentucky and Indiana, but the infection may not have come from food.
The source of the cyclospora outbreak in Iowa and Nebraska has been determined, but 14 other states await answers.