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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....
07 March 2017
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....
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....
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
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. ...
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....
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...
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
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...
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....
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
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....
01 February 2017
Chinese University Develops 'TB-resistant' Cattle
CHINA - Scientists in China say they have produced cloned cattle with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis....
30 January 2017
Animal Disease Spread Shown Using Social Network Analysis
ITALY - Researchers have shown that looking at movements of operators and vehicles between farms in the same way we look at contacts in social networks can help explain the spread of dangerous infectious diseases of livestock, such as foot-and-mouth disease...
26 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Antibiotic Use Reduction
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution....
23 January 2017
Producers Encouraged to Post-mortem Suspected Schmallenberg Cases
UK - English livestock producers are being urged to submit lambs with suspected Schmallenberg virus (SBV) for post-mortem examination as the number of confirmed cases of the disease grows....
19 January 2017
Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
18 January 2017
New Bovine Tuberculosis Detection Kit Expands Options, Reduces Program Costs
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the launch of VetMAX M. tuberculosis Complex PCR Kit, the only commercially available PCR test that detects all seven strains of the M. tuberculosis complex in a single solution....
13 January 2017
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
11 January 2017
USDA Licenses Diagnostic Kit to Improve Management of Johne’s Disease in Cattle
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued Thermo Fisher Scientific a Veterinary Biological Product License for its Applied Biosystems VetMAX-Gold MAP Detection Kit, a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based solution designed...
09 January 2017
IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms....
27 December 2016
Tamil Nadu Cattle Vaccinated Against Anthrax
INDIA - As the postmortem of a male elephant found dead in the Madukkarai forest range revealed that it had died of anthrax, Animal Husbandry Department officials, with help from the Forest Department, vaccinated a number of cattle in Nallur Vayal and...
Cattle Vaccination to Delay Over Lack of Funds
UGANDA - Livestock farmers, whose cattle were recently attacked by the tick borne disease will have to wait a little longer to have their animals vaccinated. Government says it lack funds to carry out the vaccination....
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