Cattle + Mice = TB resistance

Cattle + Mice = TB resistance

What do you get when you cross a cow with a mouse? No, it’s no joke! Researchers have genetically engineered cattle by inserting a mouse gene to create tuberculosis resistance! Transgenic mice – mice with genetic material added or subtracted – have been a staple of biomedical research for years. The technology of gene insertion […]

Finding a better BRD diagnosis method

Finding a better BRD diagnosis method

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) can have a devastating impact on a herd of cattle. In a recent post, I shared a new way of determining if a vaccine preparation will be effective. Cattle ranchers and feed lot managers need to know if cattle on their land have BRD so they can make decisions about how […]

Metabalomics the new frontier in vaccine development?

Metabalomics the new frontier in vaccine development?

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) has the potential to devastate a herd of cattle. The good news is, there is a BRD vaccination that can protect against this disease. The bad news is, BRD continues to be a significant health problem despite vaccination. Traditionally, vaccine effectiveness is determined by testing antibody titers, expression of cytokines, and […]