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29 July 2016
UK Lamb Exports to America Move Closer
UK - The mission to get British lamb chops back onto American dinner plates has moved a step nearer, Farming Minister George Eustice announced at the National Sheep Event on Wednesday....
Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
27 July 2016
Clones of Dolly the Sheep Living Long and Healthy Lives
Three weeks after the scientific world marked the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the sheep, new research published by The University of Nottingham has shown that four clones derived from...
21 July 2016
First Phase of PPR Global Eradication Effort Taking Shape
GLOBAL - The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalisation....
20 July 2016
Bluetongue Vaccine Now Available for British Farmers
UK - The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that bluetongue (BTV-8) vaccine is now available from two pharmaceutical retailers to manage the risk of a BTV...
01 July 2016
Three-Legged Sheep's Ulcer Healed with Product from Human Medicine
UK - A three-legged sheep named Eustace was cured from a decubitus ulcer after his owner, a veterinary nurse, had the innovative idea to use a type of pad developed in human medicine....
30 June 2016
UK Sheep Owners Urged to Vaccinate for Bluetongue
UK - The Texel Sheep Society has urged breeders to consider vaccinating their stock against Bluetongue as the threat of an outbreak in the UK grows ever higher....
15 June 2016
Risk of Bluetongue Spread from France to UK to Rise as Weather Warms
UK - The UK's risk level remains the same, but the risk of Bluetongue spread from France will start to increase with daily average temperatures heading into summer, concludes the latest situation...
14 June 2016
Watch Out for Parasites and Pests in Wet Weather
US - Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock....
02 June 2016
Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
GLOBAL - Bluetongue outbreaks have continued to be reported in France recently, and a new outbreak has been reported in Austria....
26 May 2016
World Animal Health Organisation Seeks Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international...
24 May 2016
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance was published last week, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
17 May 2016
Vets Call for Unrestricted Access to Slaughterhouse CCTV
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) today re-iterated their call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and legislation to ensure...
13 May 2016
Rules Finalised on US Antibiotic Sales Reporting
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalised a rule that revises its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing...
10 May 2016
Researchers Find Molecule to Reduce Methane Emissions from Sheep
SPAIN - Researchers at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have discovered that a certain molecule can be used to reduce methane emissions from ruminants, without risks to the animals'...
09 May 2016
USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
05 May 2016
Bluetongue Outbreaks Continue in France
FRANCE - A large number of further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France in the last month....
03 May 2016
Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
22 April 2016
Sheep Association Criticises Inflexibility of Payments Agency
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has voiced disappointment this week that the sheep sector in England, which it says has already been disproportionately affected by the late arrival...
19 April 2016
Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
15 April 2016
Vet Wins Award for Preventing Lameness in Sheep
UK - Oxford vet Ruth Clements has won a national award for her work preventing lameness in sheep....
08 April 2016
Northern Ireland Council Launches Campaign Against Sheep Worrying
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A recent spate of dog attacks on livestock, particularly sheep, has resulted in a new campaign from Mid Ulster District Council to warn the public of the dangers of sheep...
06 April 2016
New EU Animal Health Law to Improve Ag Competitiveness
EU - The EU has adopted a new Animal Health Law, which Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said was another weapon in the fight against animal diseases and antimicrobial...
05 April 2016
Irish Farmers Left Without Disposal Route for Dead Sheep
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the lack of action by the Department of Agriculture in providing a cost effective and competitive...
01 April 2016
Welsh Farmers Encouraged to Complete Sheep Scab Survey
WALES, UK - Welsh farmers have been urged by the Farmers' Union of Wales to take part in a sheep scab survey, to ensure it gives a complete representation of the disease....
UK Sheep Association Calls for Disease Strategy Amid Mounting Bluetongue Risk
UK - With a recent APHA report suggesting an 80 per cent chance of the bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV8) hitting UK shores later this year, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is working hard...
31 March 2016
UK Farmers Urged to Remain Vigilant for Bluetongue Disease
UK - Livestock farmers are being urged by the NFU to talk to their vets as the industry braces itself for a return of Bluetongue disease....
Police Appeal for Information After Lambs Used as Target Practice
UK - Police in Doncaster have issued a further appeal for information following a second shooting at a Doncaster farm, where six lambs were killed....
29 March 2016
Sheep Farmers Urged to Report Any Suspicion of Sheep Scab
SCOTLAND, UK - Sheep farmers are being urged to remain vigilant against sheep scab and report any suspicion of the disease....
24 March 2016
How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad....
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