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06 July 2017
FMD Investigation in Colombia Ongoing; No New Outbreaks Reported
COLOMBIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported. However, the investigation is ongoing....
30 June 2017
Zimbabwe Unable to Export Beef to Europe Due to Lack of Funds for FMD
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe will not be exporting beef anytime soon because of regular outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease and government does not have resources to eliminate the disease, according to deputy Agriculture Minister Paddy Zhanda....
27 June 2017
IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
22 June 2017
China Gives Greenlight to US Beef Imports
CHINA - China began importing US beef on Tuesday in fulfilling its pledge on the US-China 100-day action plan to boost bilateral economic ties....
New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
21 June 2017
Romania Reports Anthrax Outbreak
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Botosani....
19 June 2017
After the Storm: Haiti’s Mobile Vets Help Restore Livelihood
HAITI - Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October last year, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the most affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the enormous humanitarian response....
15 June 2017
Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
14 June 2017
Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast....
08 June 2017
Overcoming Immune Suppression to Fight Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Bovine leukemia is a systemic, malignant lymphosarcoma in cows which is mainly caused by infection with a retrovirus, bovine leukemia virus (BLV)....
07 June 2017
PCR Testing Can Eliminate BVD Persistently Infected Cycle
New research shows PCR’s higher sensitivity can reduce economic impact of false-negative results in infected calves. ...
06 June 2017
FAO Reaches Milestone in Famine Prevention Campaign in Somalia
SOMALIA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than three months, protecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands...
05 June 2017
Are You Testing Bulls for Trichomoniasis?
ANALYSIS - Trichomoniasis, also known as Trich, can be devastating to a beef operation. Diagnostic testing can help monitor bulls and significantly reduce the spread of the disease. ...
02 June 2017
Report: Federal, State Collaboration Urged to Address Brucellosis Transmission
US - Efforts to control brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) should focus on reducing the risk of transmission from elk, which are now viewed as the primary source of the infection in new cases occurring in cattle and domestic bison, says...
30 May 2017
Bluetongue: UK Farmers Urged to be Vigilant as Cattle Test Positive in Northern France
UK - Farmers are being urged to be vigilant for signs of Bluetongue virus (BTV) and consider vaccinating their livestock after BTV-8 was detected in cattle in a previously disease-free area of northern France....
Monty Reigns Supreme at Beef Expo 17
UK - The prestigious annual Beef Event, the Beef Expo, took place the week before last at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. ...
29 May 2017
What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive insight into the country’s farming sector. Angela...
26 May 2017
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Budget Biosecurity Investment
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget yesterday....
25 May 2017
Beef Science Live Highlights Latest Research
UK - The latest research projects in beef production will be showcased at AHDB’s Beef Science Live event next month....
Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development, Says Minister
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
18 May 2017
Ruby to Lead Passport Food Safety Solutions' PassTrac Analytics
GLOBAL – Today, Passport® Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced the addition of a new industry professional to lead PassTrac Analytics....
17 May 2017
AgForce Welcomes Decision on NT Cattle Movements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne’s Disease, AgForce said today....
04 May 2017
Ugandan Cattle Markets Closed Over FMD
UGANDA - Authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Lyantonde, Sembabule and Kiruhura have announced a quarantine on the slaughter, sale and movement of cattle in the three districts following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
26 April 2017
Beef, Sheep Producers Urged to Use Medicines Wisely
UK - Helping beef and sheep producers understand best practice around medicine use is the focus of a new publication from AHDB Beef & Lamb....
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...
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...
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....
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