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27 April 2018
Mammary Stem Cells Challenge Costly Bovine Disease
US - Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer more than $400 and damages both the cow's future output as well as her comfort....
19 April 2018
Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
17 April 2018
Measles Hits Cattle in Bulawayo
ZIMBABWE - A leading meat processing firm in Bulawayo says most animals from communal farmers are being condemned and destroyed at slaughter point as they are infected with measles due to poor hygiene and farmers are losing a lot of money....
12 April 2018
Research Reveals Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury
UK - Research by experts at The University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury....
11 April 2018
OIE Reports FMD Outbreak Affecting Free-range Beef Cattle Herd
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 foot and mouth disease (FMD) affecting free ranging beef cattle in Hazafon....
06 April 2018
Unraveling Immunopathogenesis of Johne's Disease
JAPAN - A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers....
27 March 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Certainty for Infected Properties; Farmers Urged to Comply with NAIT
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced that all cattle on properties infected with the Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) cattle disease will be culled and the farmers' losses compensated....
26 March 2018
Trich PCR Testing for Cattle is Booming Business in Idaho, USA
Offering Trichomoniasis (Trich) PCR testing for cattle has business booming at the Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory. ...
UK Leading Charge in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that it will be partnering with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to embark on two new projects which will take the agricultural industry one step closer to eradicating Bovine...
22,000 M.bovis-infected Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - Tens of thousands of New Zealand cattle infected with the mycoplasma bovis disease will be culled, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revealed....
23 March 2018
Massive Cattle Deaths Pose Threat to Food Security in Somalia
SOMALIA - The United Nations Organization (UNO) for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned this week that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia....
NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
16 March 2018
January Disease Kills Further 2000 Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Over 2000 cattle have succumbed to a tick-borne disease with farmers raising concern that if new supplies of dip stocks are not procured on time, current dip stocks will run out over the next few weeks and trigger more deaths....
WSU/UI Team to Lead National Milk Conference
US - A team of researchers from Washington State University and the University of Idaho has received a $50,000 grant from the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program to organize a national conference on the compositions...
07 March 2018
Walkout by Opposition Over Cattle Vaccine
INDIA - Accusing the state government of favouring one company in the contract for cattle vaccines for foot and mouth disease, the Opposition staged a walkout in the assembly. ...
05 March 2018
DVS Reports Only 11 Heads of Cattle Culled
MALAYSIA - The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has refuted social media postings that thousands of heads of cattle have been culled as a result of tuberculosis (TB)....
01 March 2018
M. bovis Costs Predicted to be $100m
NEW ZEALAND - The total cost of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is projected to be almost $100 million....
28 February 2018
Mycoplasma bovis Continues to Spread in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Another case of the cattle disease has been found - taking the total up to 25 infected farms....
14 February 2018
Variety of Ways Diagnostic Testing Assists Veterinarians, Producers
ANALYSIS - Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, speaks about differences seen between large animal species regarding the use of diagnostic testing....
13 February 2018
Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Beef Supply
ZIMBABWE - The country’s beef supplies have been hit by the latest outbreak of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), which Government is now battling to control....
FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle....
12 February 2018
Zimbabwean Town Burns FMD-Infected Cattle
ZIMBABWE - The Ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement on Thursday (8 February) slaughtered and burned 16 foot-and-mouth infected cattle at Ardlui Farm in Chegutu to curb the spread of the disease in the province....
07 February 2018
Tritrichomonas foetus Can Be Devastating to Calving Rates
ANALYSIS - Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) can cause infertility, stillbirth or abortion. As cattle producers know, if your cattle aren't pregnant, then you aren't making money, according to Dr. Scott Leibsle, Idaho Deputy State Veterinarian. Regular testing...
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...
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....
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...
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