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  1. Evaluating Body Composition of Horses

    Jun 27, 2022

    Nutrition and feeding management support all aspects of a horse’s health and welfare. Regular evaluation of the horses in your care can help you identify potential issues before they develop further, as well as monitor progress toward a healthy physique. This fact sheet details how to measure and evaluate equine body weight, fat storage (i.e., body condition scoring), and muscling.
  2. Moderate Electric Fields (MEFs): A Fact Sheet for Food Processors

    Jun 21, 2022

    Electric field applications to food at moderate voltages can inactivate bacteria, thereby ensuring food safety. Recent findings demonstrate that by combining electric fields and agitation, harmful food bacteria can be inactivated at a temperature of only 80 F after 10 minutes, while retaining the food’s nutrients. Electric fields also facilitate some food processing operations, such as tomato peeling, by making vegetable and fruit cells permeable.
  3. Invasive Species Management: Common and Japanese Barberry

    Jun 17, 2022

    Non-native barberry (Berberis spp.) are invasive, shade-tolerant, deciduous woody shrubs found in Ohio and surrounding states’ natural landscapes and forests. Recent research has indicated a relationship between high tick populations and the presence of the invasive shrub, making it crucial for forest and landscape managers to be able to identify it, manage it, and prevent its spread into natural and managed areas.