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25 April 2017
Trichomoniasis Outbreak Hits Beef Cattle Herds in Kansas
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory recently reported an outbreak of Trichomoniasis (Trich) in beef cattle herds with five new cases reported in three counties – leading the state lab to recommend diagnostic testing to help keep the disease...
21 April 2017
Dairy Cattle Confirmed to be Infected with Bovine TB
TAIWAN - Dairy cattle at three farms in Chiayi were confirmed to have been infected with bovine tuberculosis and 40 culled, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday....
18 April 2017
On-the-range Detection Technology Could Corral Bovine TB
US - A research breakthrough allowing the first direct, empirical, blood-based, cow-side test for diagnosing bovine tuberculosis (TB) could spare ranchers and the agriculture industry from costly quarantines and the mass slaughter of animals infected...
Dietary Supplement May Enhance Dairy Cattle Health, Reproductive Capacity
US - Animal scientist Phil Cardoso knew that milk protein increases when dairy cows are fed the amino acid methionine, but he suspected that the supplement might have additional health benefits....
12 April 2017
Cattle Infected with Brucellosis in West Kazakhstan
KAZAKHSTAN - More than 1000 cattle heads infected with brucellosis have been revealed in East Kazakhstan region, said Kazbek Kashimov, head of regional veterinary department....
05 April 2017
Map Highlights Real-time Parasite Risks in Local Areas
UK - Livestock farmers, vets and SQP’s will be able to get up to date parasite information in their local area thanks to the monitoring of worm, fluke and fly levels on 18 farms across the UK....
04 April 2017
FMD Affects Cattle; Immense Losses Forecast
INDIA - Already struggling to arrange for fodder for cattle even as the state reels under severe drought conditions, the state government is faced with another huge problem – the outbreak of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) among the cattle and other hooved...
31 March 2017
Predicting Midge Seasonality Key to Reducing Livestock Diseases
UK - Ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have led a study which informs optimal strategies for control of devastating midge-borne diseases like bluetongue and Schmallenberg virus that affect cattle and sheep in the UK and beyond....
24 March 2017
Producers Prioritise FMD Vaccine Bank in Farm Bill
US - The US pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony earlier this week....
22 March 2017
Free On-demand Webinar Shares How to Diagnose Paratuberculosis
GLOBAL - Watch Thermo Fisher Scientific's free on-demand webinar and discover how to accurately diagnose paratuberculosis with the right combination of diagnostic tests....
21 March 2017
Directorate Unveils Plans to Prevent Outbreak of Cattle, Sheep & Poultry Diseases
GAMBIA - Dr Duto Sainey Fofana, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services has unveiled plans to prevent the outbreak of new cattle, sheep and chicken diseases in the country....
20 March 2017
Unknown Disease Kills 13 Cattle in Odisha State
INDIA - Outbreak of an unknown disease in agrarian areas of Odisha's Kendrapara district has claimed 13 cattle over the past one week, a veterinary official said today....
08 March 2017
OIE reports FMD Outbreak in Mpumalanga Dairy Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a dairy farm in Mpumalanga....
07 March 2017
Promising Developments Shaping Up in Pakistan's Livestock Sector
PAKISTAN - Some promising developments are taking place in the livestock sector raising optimism about this sector’s solid growth and its enhanced contribution to the overall economy....
OIE Reports Spread of Deadly Airborne Disease in Hazafon
ISRAEL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has reported four new oubtreaks of haemorrhagic septicaemia at four different farms located in Hazafon....
03 March 2017
Ecuador Reports Five Bluetongue Outbreaks in Various Regions
ECUADOR - The country's veterinary authorities have reported five new outbreaks of Bluetongue in five regions across different locations....
02 March 2017
IFA: Irish Labs Recognised Globally as Optimum System, Must be Maintained
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities worldwide as the optimal surveillance system...
Paratuberculosis Outbreak Reported in Liechtenstein
LIECHTENSTEIN - The Liechtenstein veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of paratuberculosis, which is also commonly referred to as Johne's disease....
Mozambique Vaccinates Cattle Against FMD
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, who works for Mozambique's veterinary authorities, has vaccinated cattle to prevent further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from ocuring. ...
20 February 2017
Study Shows FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy
UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick....
17 February 2017
Over 1500 Egyptian Livestock Infected with FMD Since January
EGYPT - An official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture's General Authority for Veterinary Services revealed on Monday that the total number of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) infections among livestock since the first of January until 14 February...
15 February 2017
APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England
UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes....
Robust Disease Surveillance Network More Vital Than Ever, Say Leading Vets
UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust...
09 February 2017
Action Group Announces Ambitious Phase II for National Johne's Management Plan
UK - The Action Group on Johne's launched Phase II of the National Johne's Management Plan (NJMP) at a successful conference in Worcestershire this week, to build on the foundations created by Phase I of the plan....
08 February 2017
Delayed Cattle Vaccination Irks Ugandan Farmers
UGANDA - Livestock farmers in Sembabule District, whose cattle were attacked by tick borne disease, are frustrated by the delayed vaccination of their cattle against the disease....
07 February 2017
New Flexible Sample Prep Solution Provides Consistent Performance While Saving Time, Money
Diagnostic labs are constantly searching for more effective sample preparation solutions that can adapt to their quickly evolving business and numerous testing requirements. To meet this need, Thermo Fisher Scientific has introduced the MagMAX CORE Nucleic...
06 February 2017
Waikato Dairy Herd Checked After Bovine TB Case
NEW ZEALAND - A bovine tuberculosis case discovered in a Waikato dairy herd last year appears to have been contained and to date testing has not uncovered any further cases....
IFA: Importance of Keeping TB Vaccine Trial Results in Context
IRELAND - Commenting on the results of the field scale trial of badger vaccination against TB in Kilkenny, Bert Stewart IFA Animal Health Chairman said it is important to keep these results in context....
 
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