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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. ...
08 August 2018
Bovine Babesiosis Outbreaks Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has reported four outbreaks of bovine babesiosis, also known as Redwater or Tick Fever, in the city...
06 August 2018
Feared Congo Virus Fumigation Drive Launched in Cattle Markets
PAKISTAN - The livestock department started a fumigation drive to prevent the expected spreading Congo virus from sacrificial animals coming for Eid-ul-Azha in cattle markets set up on Super Highway and other areas of Karachi....
31 July 2018
Brucellosis Outbreak in Upper Austria Affects Dairy Cattle Herd
AUSTRIA - Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Ulrich Herzog has reported an outbreak of brucellosis to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) at a dairy farm located in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich)....
30 July 2018
Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Oxidative Stress After Aflatoxin Challenge in Dairy Cows
US - When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry....
26 July 2018
First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
16 July 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches VetMAX MastiType qPCR Kits for Faster, Easier Mastitis Diagnosis
New multiplex qPCR kits enable veterinarians and farmers to take fast, well-informed action....
09 July 2018
Cow Signals Workshops Help Improve Farmers' Understanding of Their Cows
UK - Dairy farmers can improve the health and production of their cows by making small changes to their buildings that encourage them to express their natural behaviour....
29 June 2018
Iran, Russia to Invest in Livestock Vaccine Production
IRAN - A livestock vaccine production unit will be built in Semnan Province in cooperation with Russia, director general of the province’s veterinary organization said....
28 June 2018
Zimbabwe Loses Over 3000 Cattle to Tick-borne Diseases
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe has lost at least 3,430 cattle to tick-borne diseases between November 2017 and May 2018, with Mashonaland East recording the highest deaths....
19 June 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Tete Province
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director at the Ministry of Agriculture in Maputo has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Tete Province affecting cattle....
China to Improve Quality of Dairy Products
CHINA - China will improve the quality of dairy products to boost the confidence of consumers, according to a guideline unveiled by the State Council on 11 June....
13 June 2018
Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
TANZANIA - 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....
11 June 2018
Cattle Cull Reaches 24,500 in M. bovis Battle
NEW ZEALAND - There have been 24,500 cattle culled in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis so far....
08 June 2018
Cost, Scale of Field Trials for Bovine TB Vaccine May be Unfeasible
UK - Field trials for a vaccination to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) would need to involve 500 herds - potentially as many as 75,000-100,000 cattle - to demonstrate cost effectiveness for farmers. ...
06 June 2018
Belarus Suggests Developing Dairy Cluster in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Belarus can develop a dairy cluster in Mongolia, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said as he met with Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar, BelTA has learned....
 
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