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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...
31 January 2018
Prize Awarded to Researchers for Breeding Climate-friendly Cows
DENMARK - The Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions Prize has been awarded to three researchers for their work involving breeding of climate-friendly cows....
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....
29 January 2018
Arla Foods Scoops Hat Trick Winning Third Consecutive 'Product of the Year' Award
UK - Arla Foods has been voted 'Product of the Year' for the third consecutive year, winning the 2018 accolade for its Free Range Organic Milk in the Dairy & Free From Drinks category....
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23 January 2018
High liver fluke risk for cattle predicted in 2018
After a record wet summer, cattle farmers should review parasite control plans for 2018 with their vets as a high risk of liver fluke is predicted in several UK regions this year....
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
Bovine TB Outbreak Reported in Hadarom
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported an outbreak of bovine tuberculosis at a farm located in Hadarom....
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....
Wettest summer in years means high fluke and worm risk for sheep and cattle
The wettest summer for many years has led to a high risk of liver fluke infection in sheep and cattle across large areas of the UK, including the North, West and Central Scotland, West Wales and Cornwall. While Eastern Scotland and parts of North and...
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....
10 January 2018
Dairy Farmers Seek Time to Implement SC Ban on Hormonal Injections
PAKISTAN - Upset by the recent Supreme Court ban on the sale and import of hormonal injections for use in livestock, associations of dairy farmers have appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to give farmers at least five months to abandon this practice...
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. ...
05 January 2018
Farm Study Highlights Importance of Regular Heifer Weighing
UK - The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from AHDB Dairy’s two year Calf to Calving project, which identified huge variation in growth rates within batches of heifers....
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...
21 December 2017
Experts Advise Using Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - According to a study, a number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle....
15 December 2017
Video: Find solutions to help treat Bovine Respiratory Disease the first time
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is a costly disease for the cattle industry, and when it isn’t treated effectively it can lead to repulls and increased treatment and labor costs. Respiratory tract damage can also compromise animal performance for the...
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....
Cattle Breeders in Caimbambo Receive Hay
ANGOLA - At least twelve tonnes of hay were distributed in the last six months to cattle breeders in Caimbambo Municipality, in the centre-western Benguela province, a product that will be used for animal feed in areas hit by a drought....
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....
IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
06 December 2017
Copa and Cogeca Underline Huge Efforts EU Farmers, Cooperatives are Making to Tackle AMR
EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production....
05 December 2017
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
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....
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