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03 December 2018
South Sudan Hopes to Start Exporting Livestock Products by 2040, Reports Official
SUDAN - South Sudan is implementing 28 livestock development projects in a bid to boost quality of the country's untapped livestock resources and begin export by 2040, a senior government official said....
28 November 2018
Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
Zoetis presents SmartBow cow monitoring system at EuroTier in Hanover
Zoetis teams presented the new dairy cow monitoring system, Smartbow at the 13th EuroTier event in Hanover, Germany....
23 November 2018
Eradication Isn’t the End of the Rinderpest Story, Says FAO
GLOBAL - Two international agencies have urged countries to remain vigilant about the possible re-emergence of the deadly cattle disease called Rinderpest....
07 November 2018
Research: Can new marker identify mastitis resistance?
New research to study what genetically separates dairy cows that are more resistant to mastitis versus those that are more susceptible has identified a new marker that could be the key, according to Dr. Gina Pighetti, associate professor at the University...
22 October 2018
Scottish Farm on Lockdown After BSE Detected
SCOTLAND, UK - A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease" was confirmed last week at a farm in Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland....
18 October 2018
OIE Reports Anthrax Outbreak in Botosani
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in cattle located in Botosani....
Case of BSE Confirmed at Aberdeenshire Farm
UK - A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire....
12 October 2018
Study Reveals Clay Supplements in Dairy Cows Improve Immune Response to Aflatoxin Challenge
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional...
09 October 2018
Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa....
08 October 2018
Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
04 October 2018
Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
27 September 2018
Commencement of Annual Dairy Inspections
NEW ZEALAND - From Monday, 24 September, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) started their annual dairy inspections....
Ministry Works to Replace TB-affected Cattle
FIJI - Fiji's Ministry of Agriculture is working with the relevant stakeholder on replacement of stocks for cattle farmers affected by bovine tuberculosis (TB)....
25 September 2018
Four FMD Outbreaks Reported in Oio Region
GUINEA-BISSAU - Dr Direcção Geral da Pecuária from the Ministry of Agriculture has reported four outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at various cattle farms in Oio region....
24 September 2018
Journal Presents Collection on Calf Health, Management
US - The United States Department of Agriculture-National Animal Health Monitoring System (USDA-NAHMS) conducted a survey of 2,545 pre-weaned heifer calves across 104 dairy operations in 2014. ...
18 September 2018
New Research Shows Selective Dry Cow Therapy Reduces Microbial Resistance
Research investigating selective dry cow antibiotic therapy was a highlight at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council, according to Dr. Ivan Leyva-Baca, veterinarian and product application specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific....
Thermo Fisher Scientific launches qPCR-based kit for quick detection of mastitis pathogens in dairy herds
VetMAX MastiType Multi qPCR Kit identifies 15 most significant mastitis-causing pathogens in three hours....
17 September 2018
Cattle Deaths Spike as Wet Weather Sets in
ZIMBABWE - A combination of late, heavy rains and a shortage of cattle dip has contributed to a rise in tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe this year, a government official said....
13 September 2018
Carrier Status Matters in FMD
US - Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is believed to be one of the most contagious pathogens of animals in its acute form; however, there is still controversy over whether it is transmissible from asymptomatic, long-term carriers....
12 September 2018
Fiji Cattle Under Threat of TB
FIJI - Cattle being exposed to tuberculosis are becoming a threat to farmers such as Vijay Nand....
New Tool Developed to Help Dairy Farmers Proactively Manage Mastitis
UK - A new tool to help dairy farmers make better decision about mastitis management in their herds has been launched today, at UK Dairy Day. ...
05 September 2018
Can You Visibly Detect Contagious Mastitis in Your Herd?
Contagious mastitis is often subclinical, so it's very difficult to detect with the naked eye, says Dr. John Middleton, professor at the University of Missouri, during an interview at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council held in...
28 August 2018
SA Farmers 'Furious' Over Trump Land Tweet
SOUTH AFRICA - Farmers in the country have demanded Donald Trump "leave us the hell alone" after the US president criticized the country's land reform plans, accusing him of trying to deflect attention from his own scandals....
15 August 2018
Anthrax Cases Reported in North China
CHINA - Twenty people have been confirmed to be infected with cutaneous anthrax in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Tuesday....
14 August 2018
Spread of Anthrax Suspected in Inner Mongolia; Suspected Victims in Stable Condition
MONGOLIA - Eight people may have been infected with anthrax in Tongliao, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, during a suspected outbreak in cattle, local authorities said....
13 August 2018
Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
 
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