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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. ...
27 July 2021
Researchers discovered that Bluetongue virus can hijack the cellular machinery of its host
Researchers at INRA, ANSES, and ENVA have discovered that bluetongue virus can enhance its replication by exploiting one of its host's cellular pathways. ...
26 July 2021
Organic dairy farms resilient in the face of COVID-19 crisis
A team of researchers from the Agroecology, Innovations, Territories (AGIR) unit working on farm resilience at the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse center looked at the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on French organic dairy cattle farms and supply chains. ...
23 July 2021
UK vets launch new Johne's disease tracker
Action Group on Johne’s launches new test result interpretation tool and outlines new BCVA (British Cattle Veterinary Association) training programme for vets....
22 July 2021
China bans cattle imports from Laos to prevent skin disease
China's customs said on Thursday 22 July it has banned the import of cattle and cattle products from Laos to prevent spread of lumpy skin disease....
19 July 2021
UN agencies report that spike in global hunger and malnutrition in 2020 was mostly due to COVID-19
World hunger and malnutrition levels worsened dramatically last year, with most of the increase likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a multi-agency United Nations (UN) report....
HealthyLife research grant awarded to heat stress dairy project
Dr. Tom Chamberlain, veterinarian and owner of Chalcombe Consultancy, is recipient of a HealthyLife research grant awarded by Trouw Nutrition, the animal health division of Nutreco. Dr. Chamberlain’s grant of €10,000 was awarded for his project, “Raising...
14 July 2021
Cattle immune cells could help treat disease
Study defines cells in cattle, in a development that could help tackle infection in cows and people....
13 July 2021
RH&W unveils bold plans to eradicate BVD and sheep scab by 2031
The livestock industry has set out bold ambitions to eradicate sheep scab and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) by 2031, among other goals, following a Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) workshop held on 29 June....
07 July 2021
UK begins field trials for BCG vaccine and bovine TB skin test
World’s first clinical field trials of the BCG vaccine and DIVA skin test launched on a cattle farm in Hertfordshire, England....
06 July 2021
Australia's farmers welcome border reopening plans
The Australian government has released a four-phase plan for re-opening international borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
New study uncovers crucial details of emerging cattle disease in Europe, Asia
Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have measured the risk of different insect species transmitting lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) for the first time. ...
05 July 2021
Former UK dairy farmer joins PBD Biotech's fight against bovine TB
Jonnie Yewdall appointed Commercial Director by developers of accurate Actiphage diagnostic....
02 July 2021
OIE celebrates 10 years since eradicating rinderpest
The OIE and iD4D are emphasizing the value of vaccines at it marks the global eradication of rinderpest ten years ago. ...
21 June 2021
Be vigilant for coccidiosis in calves around weaning
As the warmer summer weather dries out ground soaked by the heavy UK rainfall during May, cattle producers are being urged to be vigilant for any coccidiosis outbreaks in calves around weaning....
18 June 2021
Additional pandemic aid is available for US farmers
The USDA is earmarking additional aid to farmers and ag businesses as part of its Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative....
12 June 2021
UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
08 June 2021
Argentine customs strike on 8 June to hit grain exports
Grain exports from Argentina were likely to be affected by a seven-hour strike by customs officers on Tuesday, as the officials press for priority access to coveted COVID-19 vaccinations, the port manager said on Monday 7 June....
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