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Researchers determine bluetongue strain, origin in 2016 Cyprus outbreak
In a new study, published in the journal Viruses, scientists in the Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratory (NVRL) at the BBSRC-funded Pirbright Institute have used genetic analyses and wind modelling to show that the 2016 bluetongue outbreak in Cyprus was...
Mastitis in Sheep and Goats
Mastitis in sheep and goats is important because it can reduce productivity of the animals and farm profitability....
Scientists Estimate Impact of Pox Viruses on Nigerian Farms
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute have shown that outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD), sheeppox and goatpox (SGP) have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the livelihoods of farmers in North-East Nigeria....
Efforts to Control PPRV in Sheep and Goats Should Focus on Herd Management, Not Age
The risk of transmitting the virus peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), which produces a highly infectious and often fatal disease in sheep and goats, does not appear to vary significantly by an animal's age, unlike its sibling virus measles, which...
New Research: Lame Sheep Adjust Behavior to Cope with Condition
In the first study of its kind, published today in the Journal of the Royal Society Open Science, a team of experts from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University have been able to demonstrate the automated detection of lameness...
Study: Goat Milk Formula Could Benefit Infant Gut Health
A new laboratory study by RMIT, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, analysed two types of commercial goat milk formula, looking at oligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic that can boost the growth of beneficial bacteria and protect against harmful...

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