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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

19 May 2014
Livestock, Pets Linked to Emergence of Zoonotic Diseases
UK - A study at the University of Liverpool shows that the longer an animal had been domesticated, the more parasites and pathogens it shares with humans....
15 May 2014
OIE Reports FMD Outbreaks Across Tunisia
TUNISIA - The Tunisian veterinary authorities have reported 14 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at various farms located in Ariana, Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid, Kasserine, Monastir and Nabeul, affecting cattle, sheep and goats....
02 May 2014
Germany Adjusts to New Animal Health Regulations
GERMANY – Greater responsibility now rests on farmers to improve farm biosecurity and prevent disease after a new government ruling was announced yesterday (1 May)....
28 April 2014
FMD Reported in Mongolia; Livestock Receive Vaccination
MONGOLIA - The Mongolian veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) at a farm in Dornogovi, affecting cattle and sheep....
21 April 2014
China Reports New Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a cattle farm in Jiangxi....
14 April 2014
Plants Host Pathogenic Bacteria from Livestock Farming
NETHERLANDS - Disease-causing bacteria resulting from livestock farming can contaminate food products and find their way to humans....
25 March 2014
FMD Reported in North Korean Pigs in January
NORTH KOREA - There was an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in several pigs in one village in the P'yongyang region in January this year. ...
19 March 2014
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
FMD Outbreak in Guinea Affects Cattle of All Ages
GUINEA - The Guinean veterinary authorities have reported a further outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Mandiana, affecting cattle of all ages....
14 March 2014
Americans In Pursuit of Brazilian TB Test
BRAZIL – US scientists are hot on the heels of a blood test for bovine tuberculosis devised by Brazilian experts....
Mpumalanga Cattle Affected by FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported two further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in Mpumalanga, affecting cattle herds....
10 March 2014
FMD Outbreak in Guinea Affects Cattle Herds
GUINEA - The Guinean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Mandiana, affecting cattle herds....
07 March 2014
Value Put on FMD Biosecurity at Australian Outlook Conference
AUSTRALIA - Financial losses resulting from an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) could amount to between A$3,000 and A$11,000 per farm and year, according to a new study from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences...
03 March 2014
China Vaccinates Livestock against FMD in Tibet
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities, in conjunction with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), has reported that all livestock in Tibet have been vaccinated against foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
26 February 2014
Germans Identify Second BSE Case
GERMANY – Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has struck again in Germany, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported....
25 February 2014
FMD Outbreaks in Mongolia Affect Cattle Herds
MONGOLIA - The Mongolian veterinary authorities have reported 11 outbreaks Sukhbaatar, Khentii and Dornogovi affecting cattle populations....
20 February 2014
Campylobacter and Salmonella Cases Falling Across Europe
ANALYSIS - The number of cases of infections from Campylobacter and Salmonella in Europe are falling....
FMD Outbreak Reported in North Korean Pig Factory
NORTH KOREA - The North Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a pig factory located in Pyongyang....
07 February 2014
Top Ten Tips for Listeria Reduction in RTE Foods
US - The American Meat Institute Foundation (AMIF) has released updated sanitary equipment design principles to reduce further Listeria contamination in ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products. ...
Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry Event Planned for June
UK - The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is holding an Information Event for the Pharmaceutical Industry on Thursday 12 June 2014....
06 February 2014
Sanitary Practices for Transport of Food and Feed Proposed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has put forward proposals for sanitary practices for people shipping and transporting food and animal feed....
04 February 2014
Bovine Tuberculosis Hits Dairy Herd in Belize
BELIZE - An outbreak of bovine tuberculosis has been reported in Cayo, Belize....
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia Reported in Mauritania
MAURITANIA - An outbreak of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia has been reported in Kaedi, Mauritania....
31 January 2014
FMD Outbreak Affects Russian Livestock
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Zabajkal'skij kraj, affecting cattle, pigs and goats/sheep....
29 January 2014
Rotting Zebra Bacteria Can Kill Anthrax
NAMIBIA – A Zebra carcass has yielded a team of bacteriologists with a possible solution to anthrax bacillus....
28 January 2014
Brazilian Beef Plants Under Egyptian Scrutiny
EGYPT - A delegation of slaughterhouse inspectors began a 17 day long visit of Brazilian beef processing facilities on Sunday....
Russians Find Banned Steroid in Australian Meat
RUSSIA – Two shipments of Australian beef have been held in laboratory testing after samples tested positive of the growth steroid trenbolone....
24 January 2014
Phase II of Surveillance Project Kicked Off in Colorado
US - After successful piloting in four states—Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas—the Enhanced Passive Surveillance (EPS) system will be piloted in all major animal industries and at least 15 states over the next three years....
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