Save your fingers: know the signs of frostbite

Introduction Frostbite occurs when skin and other tissues are exposed to very cold temperatures. It can happen within minutes following exposure to extreme temperatures, or even in above freezing temperatures if there is a strong wind (wind chill), or if the person is wet or at a high altitude. Frostbite usually affects the hands, feet, nose,… Read More Save your fingers: know the signs of frostbite

Proper handling and good sanitary practices will protect birds from diseases

Outbreaks of avian flu have small-flock poultry owners on high alert. Michigan State University Extension experts say that proper handling and good sanitary practices will protect birds from avian influenza and other diseases. “Biosecurity is not just for large farmers,” said Darrin Karcher, MSU Extension poultry specialist. “When it comes to keeping birds safe from… Read More Proper handling and good sanitary practices will protect birds from diseases

Preventing tick bites could save your life

Ticks are second only to mosquitoes as transmitters of human disease, said Richard Houseman, MU associate professor and extension entomologist. There are more than 800 species worldwide, including the common hard ticks, soft ticks and a third family consisting of a single African species. Ticks eat only blood, and they can transmit pathogens acquired from… Read More Preventing tick bites could save your life