Animal Health
Monday, July 4, 2022
Two African swine fever cases detected in Germany
Germany's Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture said two more cases of African swine fever (ASF) were detected among farm hogs in in the western state of Lower Saxony and eastern state of Brandenburg, Channel News Asia reported.
Monday, July 4, 2022
Animals denied entry to cattle markets in Islamabad, Pakistan over lumpy skin disease concerns
The municipal administration in Islamabad, Pakistan, has denied entry to eight animals in cattle markets due to suspicion of the lumpy skin disease infections, said Shakil Arshad, director of the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA ...
Monday, July 4, 2022
17% drop in antibiotic use for UK pigs last year
The amount of antibiotics used to treat pigs on UK farms in 2021 fell by 17%, bringing the total reduction since 2015 to 69%, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
Monday, July 4, 2022
Global antimicrobial use in animals dropped 27% during 2016-2018
The use of antimicrobials in animals across the world has shown an overall decrease of 27% between 2016 and 2018, according to the data reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH).
Monday, July 4, 2022
UK refutes presence of animal diseases
Veterinary authorities in the United Kingdom have denied the presence of foot-and-mouth and swine vesicular diseases in the country.
Friday, July 1, 2022
Indonesian agriculture ministry proposes US$308 million for fighting FMD outbreaks
Indonesia's Agriculture Ministry has proposed a budget of Rp4.6 trillion (US$308 million), sourced from the National Economic Recovery funding, for handling foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks in livestock.
Friday, July 1, 2022
200,000 poultry culled in Guinea due to H5N1 bird flu
Mamoudou Nagnalen Barry, Guinea's Minister of Agriculture, said the country has culled about 200,000 poultry at risk of being infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, Nasdaq reported.
Friday, July 1, 2022
Indonesia cattle FMD outbreak nearly stops northern Australia's live export trade
The foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia has nearly stopped the live export trade from northern Australia and completely disrupted the country's food supply system, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Dairy farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India, urged to vaccinate animals against brucellosis
Dairy farmers in Andhra Pradesh, India, should be encouraged to get their livestock vaccinated against brucellosis, said district collector PS Girisha.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Roslin: Animal disease centre gets funding from Scotland, UK government
A centre of expertise on animal disease, involving scientists from the Roslin Institute, has won support from the government of Scotland, the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
DBN Group jointly tackle agricultural problems with top scientist and award winners
Beijing Dabeinong Science and Technology Group Co., Ltd., an agricultural high-tech enterprise, recently hosted the Zhongguancun Global Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Forum through the Global Agricultural Technology Innovati ...
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Zoetis celebrates progress toward better livestock health in Sub-Saharan Africa
Zoetis reported on June 28 on progress during the five years of its African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (ALPHA) initiative to establish sustainable veterinary care including access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostic ser ...
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Canada's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease recognised as lab to address ASF
The World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) officially recognised the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) in Winnipeg, Canada, as a WOAH Reference Laboratory to address African swi ...
Monday, June 27, 2022
UK rules out suspected foot and mouth disease case
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have ruled out a suspected foot and mouth disease case in Norfolk county, Norwich, but officials have imposed movement restrictions and a temporary 10-km control zone for animals at ...
Monday, June 27, 2022
UK's fight against animal diseases undermined due to weakened main lab
The fight against animal diseases in the United Kingdom like bird flu could be undermined by the poor state of the UK's main laboratory, public spending watchdogs warned.

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