Animal Health
Friday, February 3, 2023
Potential for microplastics to raise severity of viral fish disease, study shows
Microplastics — tiny particles generated as plastics weather and fragment — pose a growing threat to the ecosystem, with a new study showing that these threats extend beyond direct physical or chemical impacts, and revealing tha ...
Friday, February 3, 2023
AVAC Vietnam to distribute its African swine fever vaccine this month
AVAC Vietnam Co Ltd is expected to distribute the African swine fever (ASF) vaccine it developed and produced this month throughout Vietnam, Vietnam Net Global reported.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
US roundtable addresses new farm bill, need to prepare for livestock disease outbreaks
Preparing for a variety of potential livestock disease outbreaks is high on the list of needs in a new US farm bill, as well as helping rural communities in the United States to build workforce housing and provide day care to attract worker ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
MSD Animal Health announces results of consumer transparency research study
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the United States and Canada, announced on January 31 the results of the company's first consumer transparency research study.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Zoetis introduces mycoplasma hyopneumoniae management programme
Zoetis has introduced Mhp Guardian, the first comprehensive mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) management programme that moves Mhp-positive swine herds into a negative or more stable status and keeps them there.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Number of possible causes behind deaths of 100 cows in Jersey, UK, ruled out
A number of potential causes, including those of any "notifiable diseases", for the death of 100 cows in the United Kingdom's Jersey island country have been ruled out, the island's government said late last month.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
More than 7,000 birds to be culled in Ireland due to salmonella outbreak
A salmonella outbreak was detected in eight poultry farms in Ireland, resulting in more than 7,000 birds having to be culled to stop potentially-infected chicken products from entering the food chain, Irish Times reported.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
1.6% of Jordan's cattle infected with foot-and-mouth disease
Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture said 1.6% or 1,478 head of cattle out of 92,000 cows total in the country have been infected with foot-and-mouth disease since the outbreak was first detected, Jordan News reported.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
New animal health bill in Gambia to address shortfalls in dealing with animal diseases
A bill, known as the Animal Health Bill 2020, was recently presented in The Gambia to the country's Joint Committee on Agriculture and Health of the National Assembly for review.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
22,000 chickens culled in Taiwan due to bird flu
A pathogenic avian influenza H5N2 outbreak was detected at a poultry farm in Gukeng Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan, resulting in 22,000 chickens culled to stop the spread of the virus, Taiwan News reported.
Monday, January 30, 2023
Canada's University of Saskatchewan gets funding for animal health projects
Early detection of infectious diseases in chickens and developing regional influenza vaccines for pigs are among 28 innovative livestock and forage research projects at Canada's University of Saskatchewan (USask) to be awarded a total of $5 ...
Friday, January 27, 2023
Environmental groups call for end to employing subtherapeutic levels of antibiotics in US livestock
Environmental and health groups want the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop allowing livestock producers to administer subtherapeutic levels of antibiotics to herds to prevent disease.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Animal welfare and food safety focus of Latin American Poultry Summit at 2023 IPPE
During the Latin American Poultry Summit (la Cumbre Avícola Latinoamericana) held during the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Osorio from the ...
Thursday, January 26, 2023
ASF found in wild boar in Greece's north region
Greece has detected African swine fever (ASF) in a wild boar in the north of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on January 23.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Drop in EU's ASF cases in 2022
African swine fever (ASF) cases in the European Union decreased by 80% in pigs and 40% in wild boar last year, according to Pig333.

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