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19 April 2018
Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
17 April 2018
Measles Hits Cattle in Bulawayo
ZIMBABWE - A leading meat processing firm in Bulawayo says most animals from communal farmers are being condemned and destroyed at slaughter point as they are infected with measles due to poor hygiene and farmers are losing a lot of money....
11 April 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak Affecting Free-range Beef Cattle Herd
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting free ranging beef cattle in Hazafon....
06 April 2018
Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
26 March 2018
Trich PCR Testing for Cattle is Booming Business in Idaho, USA
Offering Trichomoniasis (Trich) PCR testing for cattle has business booming at the Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory. ...
UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
23 March 2018
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
16 March 2018
January Disease Kills Further 2000 Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Over 2000 cattle have succumbed to a tick-borne disease with farmers raising concern that if new supplies of dip stocks are not procured on time, current dip stocks will run out over the next few weeks and trigger more deaths....
14 February 2018
Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
13 February 2018
Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle....
12 February 2018
Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
07 February 2018
Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
02 February 2018
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
30 January 2018
January Disease Kills 2000 Cattle in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - At least 2000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March....
16 January 2018
Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
15 January 2018
New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
09 January 2018
Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases
KAZAKHSTAN - Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service....
27 December 2017
Cattle Corridor Districts Lose Shs600m Over Quarantine
UGANDA - Local authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Sembabule, Lyantonde, Gomba and Nakasongola have suffered a financial loss of Shs672 million in local revenue following the restriction on the slaughter, sale and transportation of cattle...
13 December 2017
Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
12 December 2017
Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
08 December 2017
Mysterious Cattle Disease Breaks Out in Chikankata
ZAMBIA - A mysterious cattle disease has broken out in Chikankata district in the Southern province and has since claimed seven heads of cattle....
05 December 2017
New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
29 November 2017
New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction....
17 November 2017
One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. ...
07 November 2017
Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries
GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the...
30 October 2017
New Biosafety Point for Cattle Opens in Eastern Georgia
GEORGIA - A new biosafety point has opened in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti to make sure livestock and cattle are safe from infectious diseases....
 
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