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04 August 2015
Strike Now Against Blowflies
UK - Prevent blowfly, don't wait until it is already a problem - is the latest advice from sheep health experts. ...
Now is the Time to Test Wormers
UK – August is the best time of year to work out what the resistance profile is like on many farms....
03 August 2015
Wormer Survey Needs Your Input
UK - An online survey from a leading animal health research centre is striving to establish how livestock owners are buying and using anthelmintic wormer products....
31 July 2015
Germans Reduce Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has had noticeable success in reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians, according to the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)....
28 July 2015
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
27 July 2015
Sheep and Goat Pox Found in Kazakhstan
KAZAKHSTAN - There has been an outbreak of Sheep and Goat Pox in village sheep in Kazakhstan....
23 July 2015
Breakthrough Means Mexicans Can Inject Against Deadly Parasite
MEXICO – Mexican livestock producers concerned about liver fluke now have a water soluble injectable drug at their disposal....
21 July 2015
Don’t Play the 'Blowfly Lottery'
UK - Dealing with blowfly should be planned and calculated, not a gamble, according to a leading sheep expert. ...
20 July 2015
Peste des Petits Ruminants Outbreaks in Liberia
LIBERIA - Five new outbreaks of Peste des Petits Ruminants have been found in Liberia....
16 July 2015
Livestock Adaptation: What Should You Choose?
US - Fitting livestock to environmental scenarios will remain key for ruminant production in the future, although more confined systems will probably expand, writes a US rancher....
Foot Rot Strikes Again in Norway
NORWAY – Disappointed veterinarians have found another case of “highly virulent foot rot” in a Norwegian flock after thinking they had beaten the condition....
Further Peste des Petits Ruminants Outbreak in Morocco
MOROCCO - There has been another outbreak of Peste des Petits Ruminants in Morocco....
14 July 2015
New Canadian Laboratory Helps Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
13 July 2015
Rabies Still a Global Problem Despite Simple Prevention
GLOBAL - Rabies is a growing health concern for both pets and owners around the world. Despite there being a 100 per cent preventable vaccine, the deadly viral disease is still taking around...
10 July 2015
Alltech Acquires Norwegian Agriculture and Aquaculture Companies
NORWAY - Alltech is expanding its European operations with acquisitions of two Norwegian companies with experience in the Norwegian agriculture and aquaculture industries....
09 July 2015
Third Outbreak of Sheep Scabies Detected in Alpaca
NORWAY - For the third time this year, the sheep scab mite (Psoroptes ovis) has been found on alpacas in Norway....
Sheep and Goat Pox Outbreak in Israel
ISRAEL - There has been one new outbreak of Sheep and Goat Pox, also known as Peste des Petits Ruminants, in Israel....
08 July 2015
Peste des Petits Ruminants Outbreak in Morocco
MOROCCO - There has been an outbreak of Peste des Petits Ruminants on a sheep farm in Morocco....
07 July 2015
Norway Farm Has MRSA Again, This Time in Sheep
NORWAY – A flock of sheep has tested positive for the ‘superbug’ methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) a month after the bacteria was found in pigs on the same farm....
03 July 2015
Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
02 July 2015
New Wales Veterinary Science Centre opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
01 July 2015
Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
29 June 2015
Irish Farmer Calls for Responsible Dog Ownership
IRELAND – A sheep industry leader has called for responsible dog ownership in light of the latest dog attack on sheep....
26 June 2015
Stewardship Graziers Given Poisonous Plant Warning
UK – Upland farmers have been told to discuss grazing arrangements with their Natural England officer on account of rising prevalence of a poisonous plant....
Farmers Warned Not to Play ‘Blowfly Lottery’
UK - A delayed start to summer could catch out many sheep farmers holding off with flystrike treatment, animal health experts have warned....
25 June 2015
How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
18 June 2015
Blowfly Strike a Concern in Warm, Humid Summer Months
GLOBAL - Whether you are in the southern or northern hemisphere, flystrike can affect flocks. European farmers contend with Lucilia sericata flies, while in Australia, South Africa and the US,...
16 June 2015
India Launches Diagnostic Foot and Mouth Disease Kit
INDIA - A diagnostic foot and mouth disease kit has been launched recently by a state agricultural research body in a bid to safeguard India’s estimated 470 million domestic susceptible livestock....
North and East Spain Free of Bluetongue Serotype One
SPAIN – Spanish livestock farms in northern and eastern Spain have been officially declared Bluetongue free, leaving an infected area to the south west....
11 June 2015
Nematodirus Risk Now Declining for Most After Warm Spring
UK – Barring far north west parts of the British Isles, an early peak in hatching means risk of nematodirus larvae is falling, according to the June NADIS parasite forecast....
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