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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....
10 July 2018
New 'Fight the Fluke' Video Highlights Importance of Control
UK - With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods....
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
Beef + Lamb NZ Proposes Levies Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday launched consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies to accelerate investment in a range of key programmes....
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....
01 June 2018
FMD Detected in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province
ZAMBIA - Muchinga Provincial Veterinary Officer, Dr Wilson Katumbi, disclosed to the National Agricultural Information Services (NAIS) that tissue samples from 99 cattle had tested positive for the Foot and Mouth Viral disease....
29 May 2018
New Zealand to Cull 150k Cows
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd....
28 May 2018
Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Myanmar's Mandalay Region
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in the Mandalay Region....
Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
25 May 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreaks in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Dr Ye Tun Win, Chief Veterinary Officer Director General at the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department has reported a cluster of foot and mouth disease outbreaks in Rakhine State....
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
15 May 2018
No MPI Plans for Extra Cattle Movement Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Changing farms on so-called Gypsy Day, when large numbers of farmers shift stock, requires extra precaution because of Mycoplasma bovis but the Ministry for Primary Industries won't prevent animal movements beyond the 300 or so farms under...
14 May 2018
Mycoplasma Bovis Found in Waikato
NEW ZEALAND - Cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread through New Zealand with a farm in Cambridge the latest to test positive....
07 May 2018
Disease, Forex Shortage Cripple Zimbabwean Dairy Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Dairy production in the first quarter of 2018 has been hampered by the shortage of foreign currency and the prevalence of tick -borne diseases, Business Digest has learnt....
Cattle Disease Bill Could be $30k Per Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers could end up paying $30,000 each on average to help cover the cost of eradicating mycoplasma bovis....
02 May 2018
Cattle Industry Heavied into Paying for M. bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Reports from the cattle industry that the Government is effectively forcing it outside its mandate to contribute towards biosecurity incursions are extremely concerning, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says....
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