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26 July 2021
Organic dairy farms resilient in the face of COVID-19 crisis
A team of researchers from the Agroecology, Innovations, Territories (AGIR) unit working on farm resilience at the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse center looked at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on French organic dairy cattle farms and supply chains. ...
23 July 2021
UK vets launch new Johne's disease tracker
Action Group on Johne’s launches new test result interpretation tool and outlines new BCVA (British Cattle Veterinary Association) training programme for vets....
22 July 2021
China bans cattle imports from Laos to prevent skin disease
China's customs said on Thursday 22 July it has banned the import of cattle and cattle products from Laos to prevent spread of lumpy skin disease....
19 July 2021
UN agencies report that spike in global hunger and malnutrition in 2020 was mostly due to COVID-19
World hunger and malnutrition levels worsened dramatically last year, with most of the increase likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a multi-agency United Nations (UN) report....
HealthyLife research grant awarded to heat stress dairy project
Dr. Tom Chamberlain, veterinarian and owner of Chalcombe Consultancy, is recipient of a HealthyLife research grant awarded by Trouw Nutrition, the animal health division of Nutreco. Dr. Chamberlain’s grant of €10,000 was awarded for his project, “Raising...
14 July 2021
Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
Study defines cells in cattle, in a development that could help tackle infection in cows and people....
13 July 2021
RH&W unveils bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031
The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June....
07 July 2021
UK begins field trials for BCG vaccine and bovine TB skin test
World’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test launched on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire, England....
06 July 2021
Australia's farmers welcome border reopening plans
The Australian government has released a four-phase plan for re-opening international borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
New study uncovers crucial details of emerging cattle disease in Europe, Asia
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have measured the risk of different insect species transmitting lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) for the first time. ...
05 July 2021
Former UK dairy farmer joins PBD Biotech's fight against bovine TB
Jonnie Yewdall appointed Commercial Director by developers of accurate Actiphage diagnostic....
02 July 2021
OIE celebrates 10 years since eradicating rinderpest
The OIE and iD4D are emphasizing the value of vaccines at it marks the global eradication of rinderpest ten years ago. ...
21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
18 June 2021
Additional pandemic aid is available for US farmers
The USDA is earmarking additional aid to farmers and ag businesses as part of its Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative....
12 June 2021
UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
08 June 2021
Argentine customs strike on 8 June to hit grain exports
Grain exports from Argentina were likely to be affected by a seven-hour strike by customs officers on Tuesday, as the officials press for priority access to coveted COVID-19 vaccinations, the port manager said on Monday 7 June....
02 June 2021
OIE recognizes Canada as having negligible risk for BSE
Minister Bibeau has welcomed the announcement that Canada is at negligible risk for BSE, saying that Canada has a strong and safe beef production system. ...
31 May 2021
UK sets out new Bovine TB control strategy, but faces criticism from NFU
The UK government's next phase of bovine TB control focuses on developing a TB vaccine for cattle, increasing badger vaccination and will end intensive badger culls after 2022, but the National Farmers Union says that the measures could undo the UK's...
28 May 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US tests USMCA dispute mechanism and Thailand reports new cattle disease
US beef sales are improving after a weeks-long slump and analysts predict that Argentina's beef export ban will last longer than 30 days. ...
UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
25 May 2021
Oxitec takes on growing cattle tick challenges
Oxitec, leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease and harm livestock, has launched a new program with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target the growing challenge of cattle ticks....
24 May 2021
Thailand restricts cattle movements amid animal skin disease outbreak
Thailand has ordered strict controls on the movements of buffaloes and cattle after an outbreak of a virus that causes lumps to form on the animals’ skin and reduces milk production....
UN bodies set up “One Health” panel to advise on animal disease risks
The World Health Organization and three other international bodies have formed a team of experts to help develop a global plan to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans....
19 May 2021
Pirbright plans to progress pig, cattle health through two €3.5 million projects
Two new projects managed and coordinated by The Pirbright Institute are designed to improve pig and cattle health through fully funded worth a total of €3.5 million. ...
18 May 2021
"Test Don't Guess" to control roundworm and liver fluke in ruminants
A new animation from the Moredun Institute showcases "Test Don't Guess", a fun way to learn about parasite monitoring to improve livestock health and performance. ...
15 May 2021
Global agri-food systems must be transformed, say EU and FAO
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase joint efforts to transform agri-food systems, in order to make them more inclusive, efficient, resilient and sustainable....
14 May 2021
UK livestock disease research center receives funding boost
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to invest £500,000 to upgrade its research facilities at St Boswells....
12 May 2021
Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
 
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