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13 January 2015
Bluetongue Vaccine Launched For Indian Market
INDIA – An Indian health company has released a vaccine for Bluetongue, active against five strains prevalent in the country....
Philippines to Ban FMD-Susceptible Imported Products
PHILIPPINES - Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has ordered the temporary ban on the importation of livestock animals that may be susceptible to foot and mouth disease...
12 January 2015
Addressing Foot Rot in Sheep Through Five Steps
ANALYSIS - A five point flock management programme means farmers now have a strong chance of controlling sheep lameness levels. ...
08 January 2015
How Close are Your Scanning and Lambing Rates?
ANALYSIS - Pregnant ewes need managing correctly to ensure recent or upcoming scanning percentages are realised as healthy lambs born....
China's Foot and Mouth Moves Across Country
CHINA – Over three hundred Chinese pigs have died from foot and mouth disease (FMD) some three thousand kilometres from the initial source....
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....
Acquistion of Novartis Completed
GLOBAL - Elanco has finalised its acquisition of Novartis Animal Health....
05 January 2015
Breakthrough Offers New Knees For Sheep
US – A new scanning technique could allow the veterinary profession to regenerate the meniscus layer in a sheep’s knee and beat arthritis....
02 January 2015
Costly Disease Offers No Festive Respite
EUROPE – More reports of Bluetongue disease have been flooding in from southern Europe to end 2014....
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....
30 December 2014
Government Support for Sheep Industry Programme
CANADA - The Canadian government has granted C$29,700 to the Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia to help implement a programme to control parasites and create safe handling systems for...
23 December 2014
Antibiotic Resistance is a Gut Reaction for Some Bacteria
UK - Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics....
22 December 2014
Further Bluetongue Cases Reported in Croatia
CROATIA - Sixteen new outbreaks of bluetongue have been reported in sheep, cattle and goats....
19 December 2014
Can Scrapie be Transmitted to Humans?
ANALYSIS - New concerns have been raised over potential links between the sheep brain disease scrapie and human forms of the disease....
15 December 2014
Bluetongue Keeps Redrawing Borders
CYPRUS – The confines of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) has been substantially extended eastwards by official confirmation of an outbreak on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus....
Owners Issued Vitamin Testing Reminder
UK – Dog owners worried about vitamin B12 deficiency in their animals can address fears this New Year....
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...
10 December 2014
Mild Autumn Puts Store Lambs At Risk
UK – Acute and severe cases of scour are likely in winter grazing store lambs and replacement ewes, even at this late stage in the year....
01 December 2014
"Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
28 November 2014
Bluetongue Death Toll Mounts in West
ROMANIA – Eight more Romanian farms have been confirmed with Bluetongue this week....
New Sheep Research Report Launched
US - A new Sheep Research Report highlights recent research conducted at North Dakota State University (NDSU) on behalf of the sheep producers of North Dakota covering wool quality to rearing...
27 November 2014
'Don’t Downgrade the Role of Vets in Animal Safety' Urges BVA
UK - Following a report in today's Guardian of recommendations made to the Red Tape Challenge including cuts to health inspections on farms and the use of “non-vets” to carry out bovine TB...
25 November 2014
Bluetongue in Bulgarian Wildlife
EUROPE – Wild animals have become infected with Bluetongue in Bulgaria, resulting in deaths to deer and wild sheep....
24 November 2014
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
21 November 2014
Animal Health Company Pleas for Responsible Antibiotics
EU – A global animal health company has used antibiotic awareness week to preach “responsible use” of veterinary antibiotics at the launch of its pan-European campaign....
Emergency Bluetongue Vaccinations Reach Over 600,000
SPAIN – An emergency vaccination programme has vaccinated over 680,000 animals in response to the Bluetongue virus sweeping through southern Spain....
20 November 2014
November Brings More Bluetongue For Balkans
EUROPE – Colder weather has not checked the rising death toll from Bluetongue in southern Europe....
19 November 2014
Antibiotic Use Falling But Resistance Threat Growing
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
18 November 2014
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
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....
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