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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

24 March 2015
FDA Releases Draft Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
23 March 2015
High FMD Vaccination Rate in Brazil
BRAZIL - Brazil managed to immunise more than 97.8 per cent of cattle and buffalo against Foot and Mouth Disease throughout the country, results from the second phase of a vaccination campaign in 2014 show....
Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes bills about to be considered by the Senate which will strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
20 March 2015
Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Member of Parliament...
18 March 2015
South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
16 March 2015
New Zealand Infant Formula Receives Blackmail Threat
NEW ZEALAND – A blackmail threat to poison infant milk formula with a pest control toxin known as 1080 has heightened food safety vigilance in New Zealand....
13 March 2015
Bird Flu Trade Bans on US Poultry to Affect Pork and Beef
US - News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza was confirmed in a turkey flock has now been compounded by news of confirmed cases in Missouri and Arkansas turkeys....
12 March 2015
Reports of Growing African Foot and Mouth Problem
AFRICA – Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is on the rise in Africa, from southern regions to a new Algerian outbreak in the north this week, according to official disease surveillance reports....
10 March 2015
US Milk Safe, Says FDA
US – Food safety measures are effective at keeping milk free from drug residues, even those on farms known to have a problem, a US milk sampling survey has found....
Argentina Vaccinates 42million Cattle for FMD
ARGENTINA – Over 42 million Argentinian cattle received vaccinations in the country’s second Foot and Mouth Disease campaign of 2014....
New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
04 March 2015
South Korea Reports 77 New FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - Seventy-seven new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on pig and cattle farms across the country. ...
New Zealand to Introduce New Dairy Traceability Measures
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government is set to introduce a series of new food safety and traceability measures into the dairy sector following the publication of a report by the Dairy Traceability Working Group....
03 March 2015
Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
02 March 2015
BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
17 February 2015
Bluetongue Claims Nine More Croatian Sheep
CROATIA – A further nine Croatian sheep have been wiped out by serotype four Bluetongue almost four months after the virus was first identified in the country....
09 February 2015
David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story
What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting his long career in an ever-changing industry....
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
28 January 2015
Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
08 January 2015
Badger Control to Continue in Battle against Bovine TB
UK - Controlled shooting and cage trapping of badgers can work to help reduce Bovine TB....
See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
31 December 2014
New Outbreak of FMD in Tibetan Cattle
CHINA - A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Diseases (FMD) has been reported in cattle, the first in Tibet for almost a year....
US Farmers Raise FMD Concerns over Meat Imports
US – US farmers have urged the US not to resume imports of meat from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)....
12 December 2014
OIE Encouraged by Progress Made in FMD Controlled Areas
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation of OIE standards on zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth...
04 December 2014
OIE Urges Stronger Animal Disease Surveillance Worldwide
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health is recommending a strengthening of animal disease surveillance worldwide....
03 December 2014
New Cleaning System Uses Electrochemical Activation
US - Dairy farms have a new germicidal solution combining water, sodium chloride solution and electrochemical activation to be used around the farm. ...
02 December 2014
Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament yesterday (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
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