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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
FMD Outbreaks in Russia Affect Cattle, Pigs
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at the village of Spassky, located in Primorskiy Kray, affecting cattle and swine herds....
Thursday, May 09, 2013
SENESAG Makes Vaccination Appeal
BOLIVIA – If cattle health targets are to be met, Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination coverage must increase to 95 per cent of the national herd....
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
FMD Vaccination Starts for Second Time
PARAGUAY - The National Service for Animal Health and Quality (SENACSA) has provided Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccinations in the San Pedro region....
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Government to be Advised Over Cattle BSE Tests
SCOTLAND, UK - The Food Standards Agency, in response to a European Commission proposal, has decided to bring a stop to testing older cattle providing other current precautionary measures are properly maintained....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Brazil Keeps BSE Status After Prion Protein Scare
BRAZIL - Brazil's 'negligible' Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) status has been retained after Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency tests confirmed a 2010 cell sample was free of BSE....
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Post Drought FMD Vaccinations Begin
BRAZIL - The annual foot and mouth (FMD) vaccination campaign has reached it second stage after adverse weather required a vaccination period extension in drought affected areas. ...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Rural Community Commits to FMD Vaccination
BOLIVIA - Farmers in the Cochamba area are participating in a government vaccination scheme to combat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
OIE: Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in East China
CHINA - Laboratory tests carried out at the Lanzhou Veterinary Institute have confirmed a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Dalian region. ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Isolated Communities Reached in FMD Vaccination Programme
BRAZIL - A vaccination programme is being tirelessly carried out in the Roraima region on behalf of a partnership of industry regulators in a bid to rid the area of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) including the most remote farming areas in the country....
Friday, November 23, 2012
Techniques to Bear in Mind to Vaccinate Animals Against FMD
PARAGUAY - Foot and Mouth Vaccination recommendations including directions about vaccine handling, storage, application and equipment have been issued by SENACSA, the National Service for Quality and Animal Health....
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Department Announces Deadline for Second FMD Disease Vaccination Cycle
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute (CAI) are working to put a second cycle of national foot and mouth disease and bovine brucellosis vaccinations in place in the run up to Christmas. ...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Korea Positive About Beef Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will seek controlled-risk status regarding mad cow disease, according to the Agriculture Ministry yesterday. ...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
CA$1.6 Million BSE Research Project Underway
CANADA – In an effort to address the health-related risks posed by mad cow and other prion diseases, $1.6 million in funding is being provided by PrioNet Canada in partnership with the Alberta Prion Research Institute, to enable further research into...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk
US - University of Louisville neurologist Robert P. Friedland, M.D., questions the safety of eating farmed fish in today’s Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, adding a new worry to concerns about the nation’s food supply. ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Findings Could Advance Understanding Of Mad Cow Disease
US - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have gained a major insight into how the rogue protein responsible for mad cow disease and related neurological illnesses destroys healthy brain tissue....
Thursday, May 28, 2009
OIE Eases Japan's Status
JAPAN — The world animal health body OIE said on Tuesday it had eased Japan's status on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease to “controlled risk,” a move that should boost meat trade with the Asian country. ...
Philippines Lifts Import Ban on Netherlands' Beef
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has lifted the ban on beef and beef products from the Netherlands, following confirmation from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) that the country has contained BSE....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Packers Say No Effect from Mad Cow
US - Two US cattle and meat packer groups say the confirmation of another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad-cow disease, in Canada late Friday will not affect the safety of US beef, but a third group disagrees and wants...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
New BSE controls make sense says NFU
UK - The Food Standards Agency's decision to move to a more proportionate and risk-based BSE control regime for cattle over 30 months old makes sense, the NFU said today....
Monday, April 27, 2009
LGC Brings BSE Tests to South West England
UK - LGC, the international science-based service company, has announced the opening of its new BSE testing laboratory in Exeter, Devon. ...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
NCBA Criticise Feed Ban Proposals
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) have criticised a decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to solicit public comments solely on delaying the implementation of a new feed ban, rather than soliciting public comment on the...
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
FDA Proposes Delay of BSE Final Rule Implementation
US - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a delay in the implementation of the final rule entitled, "Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed," more commonly referred to as the 2008 BSE final rule. The rule prohibits the...
Friday, April 03, 2009
Cuba Asks to Join International Mad Cow Project
CUBA - Cuba has requested to be included in a project of the Agricultural and Food Organization (FAO) that is seeking to prevent mad cow disease. ...
Monday, March 30, 2009
BSE Outbreak in Czech Republic
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech state veterinary service said on Friday it had found a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in the north of the country and it would cull around 200 related cattle....
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Finding Early Signs of Mad-Cow Disease
US - A comprehensive study of gene-expression changes could lead to new diagnostic tests....
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Canada Gives Korea Beef Deadline
CANADA - Canada has drawn the line with South Korea; reopen the border to Canadian beef or else. ...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Korea Seeks Improved Disease Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea now qualifies as a controlled risk country for mad cow disease under the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said Tuesday. ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
What Drove the Cow Mad? Lessons from a Tiny Fish
GERMANY - The scientists from Konstanz were able to show that the lack of PrP can cause clear physiological abnormalities in a living animal and the trick was to use the tiny zebrafish as a model....
 
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