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Sheep Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

18 March 2015
Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
28 January 2015
Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
14 January 2015
Transboundary Animal Diseases: What are the Risks in the EU?
EU - Transboundary animal diseases are highly contagious diseases that can spread rapidly across national borders. They can cause high rates of death and disease in animals, thereby having serious...
07 January 2015
See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
31 December 2014
Israel Reports Outbreak of Sheep Pox
ISRAEL - An outbreak of sheep pox has been reported in the north of the country, the first for more than three years....
US Farmers Raise FMD Concerns over Meat Imports
US – US farmers have urged the US not to resume imports of meat from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)....
22 December 2014
Further Bluetongue Cases Reported in Croatia
CROATIA - Sixteen new outbreaks of bluetongue have been reported in sheep, cattle and goats....
12 December 2014
Foot and Mouth Vaccination Control Strategies
US - Simulation models have been developed to assess the impact of livestock herd types and vaccination on foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks using the North American Animal Disease Spread...
17 November 2014
On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
08 October 2014
Launch of UK Animal and Plant Health Agency
UK - The new agency responsible for safeguarding animal and plant health, Animal and Plant Health Agency, has started work....
25 September 2014
Calls To Review Goat Scrapie Surveillance
UK – The Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said results from 2012 scrapie surveillance show a review is due on how the disease is monitored in goats....
18 September 2014
Rift Valley Fever Outbreak Reported in Botswana
BOTSWANA - A new outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has been detected in goats in the country. ...
28 August 2014
Welsh Government Amends Definition of Moorland
WALES – Farm subsidy payments on marginal land will alter under the next round of Common Agricultural Policy payments....
21 August 2014
Call for Global Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - Animal disease monitoring systems need sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human disease threats....
14 August 2014
Further Peste Des Petits Ruminants Outbreaks Reported in Bhutan
BHUTAN - Two new outbreaks of peste des petits ruminants have been reported in goats in the south of the country....
12 August 2014
OIE Discusses Disease Eradication for the Americas
GLOBAL - Disease eradication in the Americas and other issues were addressed by the Director of Animal Health in Panama. ...
08 August 2014
How Do You Approach Disease Control on Your Farm?
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control...
28 July 2014
Concern Continues Over Potential Residues in Imported Foods
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the threat of veterinary medicine residues in food products imported into the UK, writes Chris Harris....
25 July 2014
Peste des Petits Ruminants in Bhutan
BHUTAN - Peste des petits ruminants virus PPR or ov ine rinderpest has been discovered in a herd of goats in Bhutan....
23 July 2014
How to Approach On-farm Disease Control
UK - This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control measures....
04 July 2014
Maedi Visna (MV) – Is the Sheep Industry Listening?
UK - Vets from Scotland’s Rural College are appealing to sheep farmers across the UK to be alert to an increasing threat from Maedi Visna (MV); an incurable viral disease of sheep....
30 June 2014
Researchers Develop Genetic Control for Blowfly
US - Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand...
09 June 2014
Flock Science Day
UK - Sheep producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of using data on farm, at an RASE and Royal Agricultural University organised event on 25th June 2014 at Manor...
14 May 2014
Uruguay Seeks US Access for Bone-in Sheep Meat
URUGUAY - Having succeeded in gaining access for boneless lamb onto the US market, Uruguay is now looking to export bone-in product....
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