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21 August 2017
FMD Outbreaks in Masvingo, Manicaland Province Lead to Death of Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Dr Unesu Hildah Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director at the Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services in Harare has reported eleven outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Masvingo and Manicaland Province....
Paper: Clinical Signs Best Predictors of Mortality in Critically Ill Calves
US - Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems or septic arthritis may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, a new study suggests....
17 August 2017
SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week....
16 August 2017
Dairy Company, Farm Managers Fined Over Unparalleled Case of Neglect
NEW ZEALAND - A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy sector in the South Island....
14 August 2017
Vet Dept Faces Challenges in Vaccinating Cattle for FMD
ZIMBABWE - The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) due to shortage of vaccines....
08 August 2017
BJP Seeks Probe into Cattle Deaths
INDIA - AS the State BJP demanded a probe into cattle vaccination against Theileriosis, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Damodar Rout on Monday said, he has directed an inquiry into cattle deaths due to Theileria disease....
Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
07 August 2017
Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
03 August 2017
Video Quick Tip: What Exactly is Antibiotic Stewardship?
US - Antibiotic stewardship. This is a phrase you’ve heard many times in the past few years. Do you know what it means?...
02 August 2017
Milk Testing for Tankers to Stop Cattle Disease Spread
NEW ZEALAND - The disease, mycoplasma bovis, has been found on two separate properties owned by the Van Leeuwen Dairy Group in South Canterbury, who have 16 farms in the region....
31 July 2017
Second Case of Cattle Disease Found in South Canterbury
NEW ZEALAND - The farm, and the property where the first case was confirmed last week, are part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group....
28 July 2017
Report Reveals More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
27 July 2017
Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
25 July 2017
Cattle Disease Outbreak Discovered on Canterbury Dairy Farm
NEW ZEALAND - A South Canterbury dairy farm is in lockdown, after a cattle disease made its way to New Zealand's shores....
20 July 2017
AFBF Says Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag
US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York,...
Coalition Urges Vaccine Bank to Protect Food, National Security
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth...
19 July 2017
Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
18 July 2017
Taiwan to Conditionally Lift 16-year-old Import Ban on Japanese Beef
JAPAN - Taiwan has decided in principle to lift a ban since 2001 on beef imported from Japan, action taken following the discovery there of cattle with mad cow disease, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement posted Monday on its website....
Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
13 July 2017
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so happens they’re all women......
12 July 2017
Vets Urge Establishment of Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional lawmakers to establish an offshore vaccine...
Colombia Reports Two Outbreaks of FMD in Cundinamarca
COLOMBIA - The Colombian veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of Food and Mouth Disease (FMD) at cattle farms located in Cundinamarca....
11 July 2017
Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Found in Dead Cows in Dungun District
MALAYSIA - After Kuala Nerus, Marang and Kuala Terengganu last month, haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) disease is now killing cattle in Dungun....
10 July 2017
IFA Critical of Department's Approach to Issues with Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the inactivity of the Department of Agriculture on key issues raised by IFA in relation to the Live Valuation Scheme....
Brazil Urges Meeting with USDA Chief to Discuss Brazilian Beef Ban
BRAZIL & US - The Brazilian government has requested a meeting with the US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss a ban imposed on the country’s fresh beef, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Friday....
07 July 2017
Dairy Cows Die After Eating Poisoned Grass
KENYA - Six cows belonging to a Marakwet West farmer died after eating grass sprayed with pesticides....
06 July 2017
FMD Investigation in Colombia Ongoing; No New Outbreaks Reported
COLOMBIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported. However, the investigation is ongoing....
05 July 2017
FMD Vaccine Bank Receives Broad Support, Says NPPC
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
 
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