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20 November 2019
Mycoplasma Mastitis – What’s Your Herd’s Risk?
Mycoplasma mastitis decreases milk production, but even worse, Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cases tend to be chronic and given that there is no treatment, animal welfare must also be considered....
18 November 2019
How Diagnostics Kept the Swiss Mad Cow Disease Program a Step Ahead During a Crisis
When the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis hit, Switzerland was a step ahead of many countries in Europe. The Swiss National Reference Laboratory had already implemented measures that would pay off in two ways: by controlling the disease in...
06 November 2019
Brazilian Cattle, Buffalo Herds to Be Vaccinated Against FMD
Cattle and buffalo breeders are expected to vaccinate approximately 87 million animals during the new stage of foot-and-mouth (FMD) vaccination, which began in most of the country November 1. Currently the total herd of the country is 216 million heads....
29 October 2019
Zoetis and Texas A&M University to Develop Vaccines for Transboundary and Emerging Animal Diseases
Zoetis has signed an agreement with Texas A&M University’s Health Science Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) to establish a facility to accelerate the development of transboundary and emerging disease vaccines --...
22 October 2019
Research: Insight into Infections Found in the Noses of Healthy Cattle
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. ...
17 October 2019
What Really Makes Mastitis Types Different?
Gram positive, Gram negative, mycoplasma – you’ve heard the different categories of mastitis many times, but what really makes them different? The basic difference is their cell structure....
02 October 2019
Where Would FMD Control Be Without Diagnostics?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Don King leads a team of 25 scientists and students who have recently celebrated 60 years of the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) in support of global initiatives to control FMD....
03 September 2019
Anthrax Outbreak Kills Livestock in Saskatchewan
CANADA - Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture says seven farm animals are dead due to anthrax....
30 August 2019
Vet Invents First-aid Tool for Cattle
TURKEY - A veterinarian in eastern Turkey has invented a first-aid device to prevent cattle from dying due to stomach problems....
29 August 2019
Service Investigation Initiated Following Mass Infection of Cattle
KAZAKHSTAN - Service investigation has been initiated following mass infection of cattle with unknown disease in the North Kazakhstan region....
20 August 2019
National Livestock Movement Bans May Prove Economically Damaging
UK - New research from the University of Warwick has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about...
06 August 2019
Drug Combination Effective Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle,...
01 August 2019
Agency Talks Spread of Anthrax Among Cattle in Azerbaijan
AZERBAIJAN - No cases of infection or death of cattle from anthrax have been recorded in Azerbaijan since 2005, spokesman for the Agency for Agrarian Services under Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry Yolchu Khanvali told Trend....
25 July 2019
80k Cattle Vaccinated in Matabeleland South
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Department in Matabeleland South Province has vaccinated about 80,000 cattle in the province against anthrax which is usually recorded when there is a drought....
24 July 2019
IFA Reacts to Ag Minister's Launch of Renewed TB Strategy
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said IFA National Council have strongly rejected proposals by the TB forum to increase TB controls and costs on farms while refusing to address the shortcomings in the current compensation schemes....
17 July 2019
Govt To Compensate Farmers Who Lost Cattle to Theileriosis
ZIMBABWE - The government has undertaken to compensate all farmers in Mashonaland East province who lost their cattle to Theileriosis also known as January disease....
11 July 2019
Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
28 June 2019
IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
27 June 2019
Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
25 June 2019
Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
24 June 2019
Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
04 June 2019
Brazil Suspends Beef Exports to China Due to BSE
BRAZIL - Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of 'mad cow disease', describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak....
09 April 2019
Severe Viral Diarrhea Attacks Cattle in Keerom, Papua
INDONESIA - More than 100 head of cattle have died in Keerom regency, Papua, since January this year suffering from severe diarrhea caused by a viral infection that also attacks sheep, goats and pigs....
12 March 2019
Over 22k Cattle Get Vaccinated for FMD, Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - The Veterinary Services Department has vaccinated more than 22,000 cattle in Kwekwe and Gweru districts to control foot-and-mouth, tick borne disease and black leg....
05 March 2019
Farmers Lose Cattle to Wrong Medicine
ZIMBABWE - Two farmers from Nyamandlovu are counting their losses after they lost ten beasts after their worker mistakenly gave the animals chemicals mixed with stalk borer powder which he had mistaken for a chemical to treat intestinal infections....
23 January 2019
New US Strain of Bovine TB Identified in North Dakota Beef Herd
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified....
21 January 2019
No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
15 January 2019
UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
 
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