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17 March 2016
Irish Farmers Appeal to Dog Owners to Prevent Deadly Sheep Attacks
IRELAND - Following a horrific dog attack on sheep in County Carlow, IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has warned dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times as marauding...
08 March 2016
New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
02 March 2016
New EU Animal Health Laws Aim to Halt Disease Spread
EU - Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the EU Parliament's...
01 March 2016
EU Won't Compromise on Antibiotics and Hormones in US Trade Talks
EU - The EU will not compromise on it block on imports of beef raised with the use of hormones and it will stand firm to maintain geographical location on products in negotiations with the US...
24 February 2016
Curb Use of Antibiotics in Farming, EU Politicians Urge
EU - To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said Environment and...
19 February 2016
Vets Mark Foot and Mouth Anniversary by Challenging Budget Cuts
UK - On the 15th anniversary of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has emphasised the vital role of vets and veterinary surveillance in protecting...
18 February 2016
Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security, FAO Deputy Director-General...
12 February 2016
Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
11 February 2016
Parasite Problems Could Worsen After US Winter Warmth
US - Recent mild weather has set the stage for what could be a significant infestation of potentially deadly parasites in sheep and goats this spring, a Purdue Extension expert has said....
09 February 2016
Mild Winter Increases Fluke Risk in UK Sheep, Cattle
UK - There is a high risk chronic liver fluke burdens in livestock in western regions of the UK and especially in Scotland, according to the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast, sponsored by Merial...
08 February 2016
Joint Plea for Dog Owners to Act Responsibly Around Sheep
UK - With the traditional lambing season approaching and reports of dog attacks on sheep increasing, the National Sheep Association (NSA) and RSPCA have teamed up to urge dog owners to take extra...
05 February 2016
Responsible Antibiotic Use: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics,...
21 January 2016
Latest Bluetongue Reports: More French Cases, Brazil Finds Zoo Outbreak
GLOBAL - In the last few weeks, various countries around the world have reported bluetongue outbreaks....
19 January 2016
EU Commits Millions to Combat Animal Diseases in 2016
EU - The EU has committed close to €161 million to support eradication, control and surveillance programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases and zoonoses as well as further strengthen...
08 January 2016
Latest Foot and Mouth Reports: Iran, Saudi Arabia
GLOBAL - The latest Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks to be reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) occurred in Saudi Arabia and Iran....
05 January 2016
Vets Urge Disease Data Innovation After Lab Closures
UK - Nine out of ten production animal vets now conduct their own post-mortems (PMs) following the closure of some laboratories in the APHA surveillance network, reveal figures from the British...
29 December 2015
Latest Bluetongue Reports: More Outbreaks in France, Hungary
EUROPE - Outbreaks of Bluetongue continue to be reported in Europe, with 22 new outbreaks reported in France and two in Hungary....
2015's Top Features on TheSheepSite
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24 December 2015
Northern Ireland to Host Europe’s Largest Animal Science Event
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Developments in Northern Ireland’s livestock sector will come under the spotlight next year as world leaders in animal science and livestock production come to Belfast...
Global Trade Ministers Move to End Agriculture Export Subsidies
GLOBAL - An agreement by World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states through the recently adopted "Nairobi Package" started a move towards eliminating export subsidies involving agricultural...
23 December 2015
Pre-lamb Drenching of Ewes Risks Resistant Worms
NEW ZEALAND - New research has highlighted a previously unrecognised risk from the common practice of treating ewes with long-acting anthelminitic drenches. ...
16 December 2015
'Last Resort' Antibiotic Resistance Also Found in Denmark
DENMARK - A resistance gene to an antibiotic used in humans as a 'last resort' when other drugs do not work, recently discovered in pigs, broiler meat and humans in China, has now also been identified...
15 December 2015
Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
GLOBAL - Bluetongue disease has been reported on cattle and sheep farms in Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the latest reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
11 December 2015
Report Urges Antibiotic Target-Setting for Farming
UK - The UK's independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Jim O’Neill, has released a report on the global use of antibiotics in agriculture....
09 December 2015
More Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Europe
EUROPE - Several more outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported in France and Greece recently....
04 December 2015
China to Help Zambia Set Up Livestock Vaccine Laboratory
ZAMBIA - Plans to establish Zambia's first-ever livestock vaccine production laboratory with the help of the Chinese government have reached an advanced stage, a senior official said on Tuesday....
02 December 2015
Scabies Mite Discovered for First Time on Norwegian Llama
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has, for the first time, found the scabies mite Psoroptes ovis on llama....
25 November 2015
Latest Foot and Mouth Outbreaks: Turkey, Morocco
GLOBAL - More outbreaks of Foot and Mouth disease have been reported in Turkey and Morocco this week....
24 November 2015
Bluetongue Outbreaks Expand into More European Countries
EUROPE - Further outbreaks of Bluetongue have been reported around Europe in the past week....
20 November 2015
Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
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