Animal Health
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
USDA-APHIS to hold third African Swine Fever Action Week in early October
The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) is gearing up for its third annual African Swine Fever (ASF) Action Week, scheduled to take place on October 2-6, and extends its invitati ...
Monday, September 25, 2023
120 cattle die from lumpy skin disease in Pune, India despite vaccination drive
Despite an extensive vaccination effort, approximately 120 cattle in Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, have died from lumpy skin disease since April of this year, according to a report from the Zilla Parishad's animal husba ...
Friday, September 22, 2023
Italy culls 34,000 swine to halt African swine fever spread
Italian authorities have culled nearly 34,000 swine across 12 farms in Lombardy, a northern Italian region, in response to the growing threat of African swine fever (ASF), Fox News reported.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
South Korea implements stronger quarantine measures to combat African swine fever
In response to the recent outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) from wild boars, South Korea will enforce stricter quarantine measures during the upcoming Chuseok holiday period, according to the agriculture ministry, The Korea Times report ...
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Nearly 3.8 million birds in South Africa dead due to new HPAI strain
South Africa's chicken industry has lost over 3,787,000 birds since the start of June due to a new, deadly strain of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), according to a poultry industry official quoted in a South African agriculture pu ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
India to investigate Nipah virus outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala
A four-member central team from India's Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) is set to conduct field investigations in Kozhikode district, Kerala state from following the discovery of a Nipah virus outbreak, The Hindu reported ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Bacolod, Philiipines, provides financial aid to ASF-affected hog producers
The government of Bacolod, a city on the northwest coast of Negros Island, the Philippines, has started to release financial assistance to hog producers affected by the African swine fever (ASF), which has almost wiped out the backyard swin ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Anthrax confirmed in South Dakota, US beef herd
Anthrax has been confirmed in a South Dakota, US beef herd located in Ziebach County, the first case of anthrax in the state this year, with several animals found dead in an unvaccinated herd of approximately 150 pairs, Outbreak News Today ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Tamil Nadu, India, on alert for ASF
Tamil Nadu, India, is on high alert following suspected cases of African swine fever (ASF), which spreads through wild pigs, along the border with neighbouring Karnataka and Kerala.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
UK perceived to be in need of stronger border control as ASF struck Sweden
The United Kingdom is under pressure to raise the threat level of African swine fever (ASF) from medium to high after Sweden reported its first case.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Study reveals utility of using behavioral sensors to detect ASF-strickened wild boars
Findings published by scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany showed that lightweight sensors can detect sickness behavior in wild boar — raising the possibility of a minimally invasive tool to assist in ...
Monday, September 18, 2023
Iowa, US launches grant programme for animal vaccine research
Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa, US, has introduced the Livestock Protection Innovation Grant Programme, aimed at offering financial support to Iowa-based companies engaged in the development of vaccines designed to safeguard th ...
Friday, September 15, 2023
Philippines considers subsidising African swine fever vaccine rollout
The Philippine government is exploring the possibility of subsidising the commercial rollout of African swine fever (ASF) vaccines, provided they prove effective in ongoing trials, according to a senior agriculture official, BusinessMirror ...
Friday, September 15, 2023
Study reveals farmer behaviour plays crucial role in controlling livestock disease outbreaks
A recent study published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine highlights how variations in farmer behaviour can significantly impact the management of livestock disease outbreaks, shedding light on the importance of behavioural factors, such a ...
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Global organisations join forces with pharmaceutical firm to combat African Animal Trypanosomiasis
A consortium of prominent global organisations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Government Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, Boehringer Ingelheim, and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines ...

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