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29 September 2021
New research could lead to new treatments for African trypanosomiasis
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have gained fresh insights into the parasite that causes animal African trypanosome (AAT) infection, also known as sleeping sickness....
24 September 2021
Namibia identifies new strain of FMD
Namibia has detected a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in its cattle herd....
23 September 2021
Single case of BSE identified on a farm in Somerset, UK
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed a single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a farm in Somerset. ...
17 September 2021
Signs of bacteria already in the bovine fetus
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found bacterial DNA in the intestine of newborn calves, representing quite a diverse variety of bacterial species. ...
16 September 2021
New cattle-focused vet practice launches in West Wales, UK
The Cattle Vet, a new, independent veterinary practice focused on cattle, has launched in West Wales, UK. ...
15 September 2021
Brazil ban expected to have limited impact on Australian beef
Brazil has suspended exports to China after discovering two cases of ‘atypical BSE’....
14 September 2021
New udder inflammation indicators provide insight in how cows recover from the disease
Mastitis or udder inflammation is a common production disease in dairy herds, causing compromised animal welfare and entails economic losses for the farmer....
OSU research has potential to save cattle industry millions
Oklahoma State University molecular biologists recently received a grant worth nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture for research that has the potential of saving the cattle industry millions of dollars. ...
13 September 2021
Ten years on, Rinderpest eradication highlights vaccine value
The global eradication of Rinderpest gives reason to be optimistic when it comes to fighting infectious animal diseases. While the recent Covid-19 pandemic has shown the devastating impact emerging infectious diseases can have, it is also a reminder of...
09 September 2021
Vets warn that proposed EU antibiotics rule puts animal health at risk
A proposed antibiotics rule could, "counteract the EU's efforts to combat [antibiotic resistance]," say thousands of vets and animal health experts. ...
Abomasal Parasitic Nematode Ostertagia influences dairy rumen microbiome
Ruminants can be fed on human-undigestible plant biomass due to the symbiotic relationship they maintain with the microorganisms that inhabit their rumen....
04 September 2021
Brazil halts China exports after confirming two BSE cases in meat plants
Brazil, the world's largest beef exporter, has suspended beef exports to its No. 1 customer China after confirming two cases of "atypical" bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in two separate domestic meat plants, the Brazilian agriculture ministry...
03 September 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: possible BSE case in Brazil and China's beef industry set for modest gains
US beef exports reverse their downward trajectory this week and China's cattle herd could see marginal growth in latest USDA assessment. ...
02 September 2021
Brazil investigates suspected case of mad cow disease
Brazil’s agriculture ministry said on 1 September that it is investigating a suspected case of mad cow disease....
27 August 2021
US proposes increased zoonotic disease surveillance as part of American Rescue Plan
The USDA has unveiled a proposed framework to overhaul surveillance for viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging zoonotic diseases and build an early warning system....
26 August 2021
Global leaders call for food systems to significantly reduce antimicrobial use
Global leaders and experts from the OIE are calling for a significant and urgent reduction in the amounts of antimicrobial drugs used in food systems, saying that it is critical in combatting rising levels of drug resistance....
20 August 2021
UK moves one step closer towards controlling bovine TB after expanding advisory service
A significant step forward has been made to reduce the spread of TB with the expansion of a service offering farmers free biosecurity advice to protect their herds....
19 August 2021
GPS monitoring could help with disease intervention and prevention
A new study from Tanzania finds that using GPS to monitor cattle herds can facilitate targeted interventions that could reduce the burden of livestock diseases. ...
17 August 2021
OSHA recommends mask-wearing for vaccinated meat plant workers
OSHA, the US agency that regulates workplace safety issued guidance urging employers to require many fully vaccinated workers to wear masks to protect unvaccinated colleagues and customers, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases....
11 August 2021
Tyson Foods says 5,400 employees take COVID-19 shots after vaccine mandate
About 5,400 Tyson Foods Inc employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or received their first shots since the meat processor last week ordered its entire US workforce to be vaccinated by November....
10 August 2021
Changes in UK's Red Tractor standards provide opportunity to act on BVD
New plans to take more active control of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) through Red Tractor assurance have been welcomed by CHECS chair Abi Reader, who says UK beef and dairy farmers now have a huge opportunity to boost profitability and reputation by working...
09 August 2021
Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading in US, vigilance needed
It’s time to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick. While this tick is native to East Asia, it is spreading across the United States and has come as far east as Arkansas and as far north as New York. ...
Latest M. bovis TAG report shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease....
04 August 2021
More than 2,000 trained in Mexico to identify important animal diseases
Mexico is training students of veterinary medicine and related careers to identify serious livestock diseases to prepare them to prevent and, where appropriate, controlling and eradicating threats to Mexico's national livestock....
02 August 2021
Promising vaccine development to control Johne’s Disease
Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). ...
30 July 2021
OIE: report says livestock antimicrobials intended use trending lower
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) recently published its Fifth OIE Annual Report on Antimicrobial Agents Intended for Use in Animals. ...
Weekly protein digest: ASF in Dominican Republic, US beef exports down, USMCA concerns
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shared protein market highlights from around the world, including USDA's latest dairy market report. ...
Tackling ticks through DNA
A new study indicates that eradication of the cattle tick in Australia is theoretically feasible. ...
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