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11 June 2015
Kerala to Produce Goat Plague Vaccine
INDIA - Kerala state will commence production of its own Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) vaccine to protect the state's two million sheep and goats....
10 June 2015
New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown...
09 June 2015
Industry Strives to Tackle Rising Sheep Worrying Cases
ANALYSIS - Livestock attacks from out of control dogs have risen sharply across the UK but off-lead access remains a top priority for many of Britain’s dog walkers....
Canadian Farms Wanted for Schmallenberg Study
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is looking for farms for biting midge trapping this summer (May through August)....
Changes to Two Scottish Disease Surveillance Centres
UK - Scotland’s Rural College has announced proposals for changes to the network of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres (DSCs) it runs in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government....
04 June 2015
Concerns Over Changes to Reporting of Veterinary Medicine Use
EU - Proposals have been put forward in Europe to increase the notification period before slaughter that veterinary medicines have been used on livestock....
03 June 2015
US FDA Decides to Restrict Animal Antibiotic Use
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has announced their Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule, intended to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals....
28 May 2015
Sheep Insemination Success Reduces Import Dependence
MEXICO – Mexican sheep imports have fallen over 80 per cent, something the government is linking to a rise in artificial insemination and higher productivity. ...
Spanish Farmers Responsible for Bluetongue Vaccinations
SPAIN – A regional vaccination programme to quell the spread of Bluetongue virus has placed the onus firmly on farmers to vaccinate their livestock....
Russia Ends Six Year Colombia FMD Ban
COLOMBIA – Russian food health authority Rosselkhoznadzor has lifted a foot and mouth disease ban imposed on a Colombian region since 2009....
27 May 2015
New Chair Elected to UK Office of Animal Health
UK - Catherine (Cat) Sayer has been elected as Chair of the UK's National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2015, following this year’s AGM in London on 21 May....
Sheep Lameness, Mastitis Genomic Project to Reduce Antibiotics Reliance
UK - A genomics programme selecting for mastitis and lameness resistant sheep is pushing for less reliance on antibiotics....
26 May 2015
Argentinian Authorities Seize Goat and Sheep Meat
ARGENTINA – Animal health inspectors seized 600 kilos of sheep and goat meat last week from a vehicle contravening food safety regulations in western Argentina....
22 May 2015
Welsh Sheep Study Shows Worrying Resistance to New Anthelmintics
WALES – A Welsh farm survey has offered a “depressing” update on the developing anthelmintic resistance issue, showing higher resistance across all three groups....
20 May 2015
UK Must Cooperate With Europe on Bluetongue Surveillance
UK, WALES - Strong links to European surveillance are central to government efforts in minimising the impact of Bluetongue, sheep farmers heard yesterday....
19 May 2015
Chile Region Maedi Visna Free
CHILE – A sheep producing region of southern Chile has beaten the costly Maedi Visna virus....
18 May 2015
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
13 May 2015
What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have...
11 May 2015
Livestock Movement Licences Changed in Wales
WALES, UK - Changes to General Movement Licences (GMLs) for livestock have come into force in Wales....
05 May 2015
First Indian Goat Pox Vaccine Released
INDIA - Hester Biosciences Limited has recently launched its Goat Pox vaccine and PPR (Peste Des Petits Ruminants) vaccine. ...
01 May 2015
Somali Livestock Exports Reach Record 5million
SOMALIA – Major progress in animal health has led to a record landmark being reached in Somali livestock shipments....
28 April 2015
Farms Entering Critical Nematodirus Period
UK – Now is the time to watch for signs of scour caused by Nematodirus, as many lambs pass through the critical six to twelve week period....
24 April 2015
Greater Access to Post Mortem Facilities
UK – Accessibility of post mortem facilities is improving for English and Welsh sheep farmers, according to a government body....
22 April 2015
OIE: Sheep Pox Outbreaks in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - There have been two outbreaks of sheep pox in the east of Mongolia....
21 April 2015
Argentinian Orf Strain Genetically Deciphered
ARGENTINA – New strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Orf virus could be available thanks to a breakthrough in Argentina....
Peste des Petits Ruminants Conference Success
COTE D'IVOIRE - Officials from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) met with the President of Côte d’Ivoire following the conference on Peste de Petits Ruminants (PRR) in the country....
OIE: Peste des Petits Ruminants Found in Israel
ISRAEL - There has been an outbreak of Peste des Petits Ruminants in a herd of goats in Israel....
20 April 2015
New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
17 April 2015
More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
16 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
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