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14 February 2018
Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
13 February 2018
FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle....
12 February 2018
Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
07 February 2018
Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
05 February 2018
Another Farm Tests Positive for Cattle Disease
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed another farm has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis....
02 February 2018
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
30 January 2018
Fears Over M. Bovis Stop Farmers Showcasing Cattle
NEW ZEALAND - South Island cattle breeders have had to withdraw their entries from this week's New Zealand Dairy Event, because of fears it could spread the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
January Disease Kills 2000 Cattle in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - At least 2000 cattle have died of January disease, also known as Theileriosis - a tick-borne disease common between December and March....
16 January 2018
Over Ten FMD Outbreaks Reported Across Three Provinces in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Dr Battsengel Dambadarjaa, Chief Veterinary Officer from the Veterinary and Animal Breeding Service at the Ministry for Food and Agriculture has reported 15 outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in various farms located in Khentii, Dornod and...
15 January 2018
New Chair Elected for IFA Animal Health Committee
IRELAND - IFA’s National Animal Health Committee last week elected Pat Farrell from Kildare as Chairman, succeeding Bert Stewart in the role....
12 January 2018
Nationwide Milk Testing for M. bovis to be Introduced
NEW ZEALAND - A milk test to find out if dairy farms carry Mycoplasma bovis will be extended nationwide as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works with the dairy industry to curb the spread of the disease....
09 January 2018
Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases
KAZAKHSTAN - Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service....
Positive Test for Cattle Disease at Ashburton Farm
NEW ZEALAND - The cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected on an Ashburton dairy farm, bringing to 14 the total number of infected properties nationwide. ...
27 December 2017
Cattle Corridor Districts Lose Shs600m Over Quarantine
UGANDA - Local authorities in the cattle corridor districts of Sembabule, Lyantonde, Gomba and Nakasongola have suffered a financial loss of Shs672 million in local revenue following the restriction on the slaughter, sale and transportation of cattle...
13 December 2017
Johne's Disease Requires Vigilant Management Effort to Eradicate
ANALYSIS - Johne's disease is a very robust and resistant bacteria that requires a routine, vigilant management effort to remove it from the herd and keep it out, says Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian....
12 December 2017
Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
08 December 2017
Mysterious Cattle Disease Breaks Out in Chikankata
ZAMBIA - A mysterious cattle disease has broken out in Chikankata district in the Southern province and has since claimed seven heads of cattle....
05 December 2017
New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
29 November 2017
New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction....
17 November 2017
Further 1000 Mycoplasma Bovis Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - A further 1000 cattle will be culled in South Canterbury due to the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis....
One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them. ...
09 November 2017
Research Finds Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury
UK - Research by experts at the University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury....
07 November 2017
Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries
GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the...
30 October 2017
New Biosafety Point for Cattle Opens in Eastern Georgia
GEORGIA - A new biosafety point has opened in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti to make sure livestock and cattle are safe from infectious diseases....
AHDB Commits to Sustainable Animal Health; Encourages Responsible Use of Medicines
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is actively engaged with livestock farmers, vets and supply chain stakeholders in building sustainable animal health and encouraging the responsible use of all medicines to ensure good health...
26 October 2017
AAVLD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Announce Recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program
US - The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) today announced the recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program in support of innovation in veterinary diagnostics sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific....
25 October 2017
New Test to Improve Liver Fluke Control in Cattle
UK - A new test to screen herds for liver fluke has been developed, which could help to reduce the risk of cattle developing immunity to existing de-worming treatments....
20 October 2017
New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk
US - Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological...
 
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