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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

09 December 2015
More Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Europe
EUROPE - Several more outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France and Greece recently....
13 November 2015
New Bovine TB Biosecurity Plan Launched
UK - New tools and advice to help farmers protect their herds from TB have been unveiled as part of a new campaign to help eradicate bovine TB, Farming Minister George Eustice has announced....
10 November 2015
Saudi Arabia to Import Brazilian Beef
SAUDI ARABIA - Brazil's agriculture minister Katia Abreu has signed an animal health agreement with Saudi Arabian officials, which puts an end to an embargo on Brazilian beef....
04 November 2015
Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks
RUSSIA - Two new outbreaks of lumpy skin disease have been reported in village cattle....
03 November 2015
Zimbabwe Reports Three FMD Outbreaks
ZIMBABWE - Three outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on village farms....
FMD Breaks Out on Moroccan Cattle Farm
MOROCCO - A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported on a farm in western Morocco....
19 October 2015
Romanian Backyard Cattle Victims of Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks
ROMANIA - Six further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported this week in Romania, whilst other parts of Europe have not reported any more outbreaks this week....
25 September 2015
Advancing Pneumonia Pathogen Linked to Droopy Ears in Calves
GLOBAL - Increasing reports of a pneumonia pathogen in calves either side of the Atlantic in recent years have been linked with ear infections in youngstock....
24 September 2015
Cattle Farm Hygiene Needs Improving, Says BVD Study
GERMANY - German vets and advisers are being blamed for spreading a highly virulent strain of bovine viral diarrhea spreading to 5,000 cattle, killing 500 animals in 2012....
23 September 2015
French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheCattleSite....
22 September 2015
Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
Government Warns Avian Flu, FMD Spreading Across Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Foot and mouth disease has been detected in large amounts of livestock in Nghe An, Binh Duong and Dak Lak provinces....
11 August 2015
Salmonella Detected in New Norwegian Cattle Herd
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has discovered Salmonella Typhimurium in a stool sample from a calf with bloody diarrhea in a herd of dairy cows in Nordland, Norway....
28 May 2015
Russia Ends Six Year Colombia Beef Ban
COLOMBIA – Russian food health authority Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted a foot and mouth disease ban imposed on a Colombian region since 2009....
Spanish Farmers Responsible for Bluetongue Vaccinations
SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock....
15 May 2015
Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Namibia
NAMIBIA - There has been an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Namibian cattle. ...
12 May 2015
What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have unintended negative impacts by stigmatising certain communities...
Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Taiwan
TAIWAN - There has been a new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Taiwan....
11 May 2015
New Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Mauritania
MAURITANIA - There has been an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease involving village cattle in Mauritania....
29 April 2015
New Bluetongue Strain Found in Australia
AUSTRALIA - A type of bluetongue not previously seen in Australia has been detected in tests....
23 April 2015
Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
13 April 2015
German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the number of cases of poisoning from Campylobacter....
10 April 2015
Emergency Livestock Vaccination Underway in Middle East
LEBANON - The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate livestock in Lebanon has begun, to try and prevent diseases spreading from animals brought in by Syrian refugees....
02 April 2015
Experts Monitor FMD Outbreak in Russian Cattle
RUSSIA - Experts from the Trans-Baikal Territory in the east of Russia are managing restrictive measures to prevent the spread of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle....
30 March 2015
South Korea Imports Vaccine After FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - The government continues with efforts to control Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) in swine and cattle....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
24 March 2015
FDA Releases Draft Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
23 March 2015
High FMD Vaccination Rate in Brazil
BRAZIL - Brazil managed to immunise more than 97.8 per cent of cattle and buffalo against Foot and Mouth Disease throughout the country, results from the second phase of a vaccination campaign in 2014 show....
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