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14 January 2020
Dire Prediction for SA Beef Exports After FMD Outbreak
SOUTH AFRICA - SA could lose up to $140m (R2.02bn) in 2020 as countries in the region and elsewhere hold back on importing its beef due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak....
10 January 2020
Claw Disease Tyloma Primarily Genetic in Cows
GERMANY - Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. ...
08 January 2020
Katsina to Vaccinate Cattle Against Contagious Pneumonia
NIGERIA - The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State says it will vaccinate 10,550 cattle against Vontagious Vobine Chloro Pneumonia (CVCP)....
20 December 2019
Research Shows Domestic Animals Link Virus Spread Among Humans, Wildlife
UK - Our domesticated animals - both pets and livestock - hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University....
19 December 2019
Research Reveals Cows Maintain Individual Voices
AUSTRALIA - Farmers might finally be able to answer the question: How now brown cow?...
18 December 2019
New Evidence Demonstrates Importance of Govt's Comprehensive bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - New research shows that cattle are ten times more likely to catch bovine TB from badgers than badgers are to catch it from cattle, providing an important insight into the transmission of bTB between badgers and cattle....
Helping to Control Trichomonas foetus in Mexico
Cattle producers were reporting a high incidence of abortions and low pregnancy rates in their beef cattle herds in Chihuahua, Mexico. ...
13 December 2019
Team Finds Bovine Kobuvirus in US
US - A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the US, according to a report by researchers....
09 December 2019
Dairy Farmers Cautioned Against Antibiotics
RWANDA - Antibiotic residues in milk are threatening its quality and that of other dairy products as well as income of farmers who have spent resources on its production, actors in the dairy sector have said....
28 November 2019
Arla Calls for Industry to Help Support Dairy Farmers
UK - With support building from retailers, foodservice companies, industry and Government for Arla’s new calf policy, the cooperative is now turning to companies at the forefront of innovation to help those farmers who will be revaluating their current...
New Vaccine to Stop Spread of Bovine TB
UK - Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB)....
22 November 2019
NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
21 November 2019
Multiple Benefits of Clay as Feed Supplement in Dairy Cattle
US - Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability...
20 November 2019
Mycoplasma Mastitis – What’s Your Herd’s Risk?
Mycoplasma mastitis decreases milk production, but even worse, Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cases tend to be chronic and given that there is no treatment, animal welfare must also be considered....
14 November 2019
Can touching cows’ teats during milking spread bacteria leading to mastitis?
Bacteria live on skin, so there’s always a risk that teats will become contaminated by mastitis bacteria during the milking process, writes DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert. ...
06 November 2019
Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
29 October 2019
Zoetis and Texas A&M University to Develop Vaccines for Transboundary and Emerging Animal Diseases
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility to accelerate the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines --...
22 October 2019
Research: Insight into Infections Found in the Noses of Healthy Cattle
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. ...
17 October 2019
What Really Makes Mastitis Types Different?
Gram positive, Gram negative, mycoplasma – you’ve heard the different categories of mastitis many times, but what really makes them different? The basic difference is their cell structure....
Brazilian Study Identifies Genes Potentially Associated with Heat- and Drought-resistant Cattle
Cattle productivity in Brazil is significantly affected by the decline in pasture quality during the dry period of the year, writes André Julião with Agência FAPES (FUNDAÇÃO DE AMPARO À PESQUISA DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO). ...
14 October 2019
Improve Mineral Status in Beef Heifers Using Injectable Trace Minerals
It can be a struggle for beef cattle producers to maintain mineral status, especially for cattle on pasture, so many implement a trace mineral supplementation program. But research on newer trace mineral strategies, including injectables, has been inconsistent...
11 October 2019
Low Price Margin Herd Health Do’s and Don’ts
Each time the dairy industry experiences low milk prices, managers start looking for ways to save money, writes Robert Lynch, DVM and Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist with Cornell University’s PRO-DAIRY Program. ...
The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare
The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension...
10 October 2019
Researchers Find Soil Changed by Manure from Cows Administered Antibiotics
Use of antibiotics is under heightened scrutiny due to the increased prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. While the primary focus is on more stringent use of antibiotics in medical settings, the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector is gaining...
08 October 2019
Letting Cows Tell Our Story
The story of Allflex Livestock Intelligence began in 1955 when Brian Murphy, a dairy farmer, and John Burford, an entrepreneur and founder of a metal engraved plates’ manufacturer, came together in Palmerston North, New Zealand to invent a flexible,...
02 October 2019
Where Would FMD Control Be Without Diagnostics?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Don King leads a team of 25 scientists and students who have recently celebrated 60 years of the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) in support of global initiatives to control FMD....
African Swine Fever Spreads; Impact on Global Meat Supply
ANALYSIS - African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading throughout Asia with a growing emphasis being placed on combatting the epidemic, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
25 September 2019
Texas A&M University Working to Revitalize Beef Herd
Texas A&M University is revitalizing its beef herd and Beef Research Center through a recent initiative with the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA)....
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