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19 November 2015
Sheep Producers Warned Over Worm Risk
UK - Sheep producers are being cautioned to watch out for gut worms in lambs, after research identified that internal parasites are still a common cause of deaths in the autumn....
16 November 2015
World Antibiotic Awareness Week Alerts Animal Owners to Risks
GLOBAL - The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week has been launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics...
12 November 2015
EU, New Zealand Boost Trade with New Veterinary Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - Technical amendments to the EU-New Zealand Agreement on sanitary measures in live animals and animal products have recently been made to boost existing trade relations. ...
11 November 2015
More Bluetongue Infections Found in France
FRANCE - Nearly 3000 cattle and several hundred sheep and goats are susceptible to bluetongue outbreaks according to the latest report from France....
10 November 2015
Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an average of 30 per cent over...
04 November 2015
Sheep and Goat Pox Reported in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - Ten new outbreaks of sheep and goat pox have been reported on Mongolian sheep farms....
03 November 2015
FMD Breaks Out on Moroccan Farms
MOROCCO - A new outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has been reported on a farm in western Morocco....
02 November 2015
Could Self-Disseminating Vaccines Cut Animal Disease Spread?
GLOBAL - An expert has identified self-disseminating vaccines as a way to combat animal diseases such as avian influenza, and prevent them spreading to humans. ...
29 October 2015
UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related to the use of the drugs in...
27 October 2015
Vets Advise Farmers to Investigate Ill-thrift in Ewes Now
UK - Almost a quarter of ewes tested for Maedi Visna (MV) by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services are carrying the disease....
23 October 2015
US Pledges $87 million to Combating Global Animal Disease Threats
GLOBAL - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional...
22 October 2015
More Research Needed on Sheep Disease in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The impact of Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA), a bacterial disease found in sheep, is the cause of significant losses to the Australian sheep industry, despite the introduction of a vaccine...
14 October 2015
Copa President Calls for EU-US Free Trade Deal
EU - New Copa President Martin Merrild has underlined the need to step up talks to get a free trade deal between the EU and US (TTIP) in a visit to the USA today, stressing that benefits are...
12 October 2015
California Passes First Law to Ban Growth Promoting Livestock Antibiotics
US -The state of California has passed a law restricting the use of antibiotics in livestock production – outlawing their use as growth promoters and feed efficiency enhancers....
09 October 2015
Working Towards Better Surveillance of Animal Antibiotic Use
GLOBAL - The WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, published in May 2015, has set itself the target of ensuring the efficacy of treatments for infectious diseases in the long-term...
06 October 2015
Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
05 October 2015
Norwegian Livestock Antibiotic Use Low but Growing in Pets
NORWAY - Norwegian antibiotic use is falling in livestock but rising in pets....
30 September 2015
Unknown Bluetongue Serotype Building Momentum in Hungary
HUNGARY – A presently un-typed strain of Bluetongue virus (BTV) is affecting cattle farms in south west Hungary, with 28 cases now confirmed....
28 September 2015
Bluetongue Moving Across Auvergne, French Government Ups Vaccine
FRANCE - Ten more cases of Bluetongue virus (BTV) have been confirmed on cattle farms in central France....
24 September 2015
Breeding Sheep: Starting With Your Ram
US - Changing sheep breeds has got Colorado grazier Andrew Schafer thinking about the subject of rams as autumn breeding kicks in. ...
23 September 2015
Fallen Stock Insights Guide Vaccination Advice
UK – Lambs falling to pulpy kidney last year could have been saved if vaccination boosters had been given, results of a fallen stock survey suggest....
Target 14 MJ of Energy Per Day for Prime Lambs
UK – Reasonable daily liveweight gain expectations of 200 grams mean lambs weighing 35 kilos need 14MJ of energy per day, nutritionists are advising....
French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheSheepSite....
22 September 2015
Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
Bluetongue Returns in Romania
ROMANIA – Bluetongue has returned to Romania, hitting several farms in the north east of the country....
Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
18 September 2015
Scientists Strive to Con Protective Shell off Parasites
NEW ZEALAND – A new foray into parasite control will see New Zealand researchers try to stimulate larvae into shedding their protective skin to then die before becoming ingested....
US Sheep Farmers Hit Back in Bighorn Grazing Debate
US – A feud between US sheep farmers and land managers is raging over the threat domestic sheep pose to a natural hill breed....
16 September 2015
Guidelines Issued on Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Medicine
EU - The European Commission has published guidelines that aim to prevent the overuse and misuse of antibiotics by sharing best-practices in Member States....
Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
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