This chart represents the estrone sulfate levels in milk of the same individuals represented in the serum chart. At this point, the trend has been to see higher estrone sulfate levels in serum than milk, and a greater variability between individual cows in serum levels.
AntelBio currently provides disease screening services for Johnes, bovine viral diarrhea, and bovine leukosis virus to assist livestock producers in the management of these diseases. AntelBio is part of a group of private companies and organizations, whom in conjunction with the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine are participating in the Food Systems Fellowship Program. This program consists of paid summer internships for first and second year vet students providing valuable work experience to supplement coursework. As the 2007 AntelBio intern, I will be assisting on the development of a pregnancy hormone milk assay to determine the preganancy status of cattle during mid gestation. The end product should provide an inexpensive, convenient reproductive management tool for producers.
I have just finished my second year of vet school at Michigan State University. This is my last free summer before we start clinics in the spring, and this blog will give you a glimpse of the summer internship opportunities available to vet students.