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"Purdue Dairy Digest," Purdue Extension's long-running dairy podcast, has switched from a weekly to a biweekly schedule, with new episodes presented on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The next new episode is set to run May 20. Listeners to the podcast should continue to expect timely, informative and entertaining commentary on a wide variety of topics related to the dairy industry, said Mike Schutz, professor of animal sciences and one of the podcast creators.
Glofish express a fluorescent protein cloned from sea anemones. (Purdue Agricultural Communication p
Purdue University research found that wild-type zebrafish consistently beat out genetically modified Glofish in competition for female mates, an advantage that led to the disappearance of the transgene from the fish population over time.
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Applications are now being accepted for the Indiana 4-H Dairy Youth Academy, a program for students in grades 10-12 who want to learn more about careers in the dairy industry. Academy participants will meet industry professionals and attend workshops on farm management, veterinary medicine and agribusiness.
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Extension horse specialists from Purdue University and the University of Nebraska have developed an app that enables smartphone users to calculate a horse's body condition score and record the score with a photo of the horse. The HorseBCS app will be helpful for any horse owner or other trained equine professional. Law enforcement personnel also will benefit from the app, along with 4-H'ers and their leaders, as they learn the proper technique of caring for a horse.