Why Dairy Proteins May Be the Answer to Controlling Insulin and Blood Glucose Levels

Davis, California People with type 2 diabetes know to avoid certain carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. Counting carbohydrates is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of sugar. But carbohydrates are not the only nutrient … Continue reading

CDQAP Ruminations: Efficient Compliance with New Medicated Feed Rules

Highlights: What you need to know about the new medicated feed rules… On January 1st 2017 new federal rules will require that a herd veterinarian provide a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) order when any “medically important antibiotic” (antibiotic used in … Continue reading

Dairy Farmers Innovating Irrigation Practices to Reduce Water Use

Through improved production efficiency, the water footprint of a glass of milk has been continuously reduced over the years. Dairy farmers in the Golden State are now making further strides in water conservation with more efficient crop irrigation technologies and … Continue reading

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics Addresses Antibiotic Stewardship

The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) initiated a project this fall to determine if probiotics can reduce antibiotic use. In the context of an individual person, reduced antibiotic use means fewer adverse effects, reduced chance to develop … Continue reading

A Bifidobacterium that Sticks Around

In the early years of probiotic research, it was common to test probiotics for their ability to adhere. The rationale was that probiotics that can adhere are preferred, as they could stick around longer to confer health effects. The problem … Continue reading

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium held in Davis, California

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium by Sam Westreich in SPLASH!® milk science update: October 2016 The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) held its 13th annual conference this past September 27–29, 2016, at the University of California, Davis. With … Continue reading