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14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
24 October 2016
New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Food and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD)...
10 October 2016
Bluetongue Virus Continues Spread Through Cyprus
CYPRUS - The bluetongue virus is continuing to spread through sheep flocks and goat herds in Cyprus over the last few weeks....
05 April 2016
Irish Farmers Left Without Disposal Route for Dead Sheep
IRELAND - Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the lack of action by the Department of Agriculture in providing a cost effective and competitive...
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....
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....
28 August 2015
Alpacas Test Positive for Bovine TB in Norway
NORWAY - Two alpacas imported from Canada into Norway have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB)....
13 August 2015
Peste des Petits Ruminants Reported in Morocco
MOROCCO - A new outbreak of Peste des petits ruminants has been reported on a sheep farm in Legdama, Morocco....
11 August 2015
More Foot Rot Detected in Norwegian Sheep
NORWAY - A new outbreak of foot rot has been found in a sheep herd on Rennesøy in Rogaland....
16 July 2015
Foot Rot Strikes Again in Norway
NORWAY – Disappointed veterinarians have found another case of “highly virulent foot rot” in a Norwegian flock after thinking they had beaten the condition....
14 July 2015
New Canadian Laboratory Helps Identify Foreign Animal Diseases
CANADA - A new facility that significantly improves Newfoundland and Labrador’s ability to identify and respond to foreign animal diseases was officially opened last week....
09 July 2015
Third Outbreak of Sheep Scabies Detected in Alpaca
NORWAY - For the third time this year, the sheep scab mite (Psoroptes ovis) has been found on alpacas in Norway....
01 July 2015
Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support...
20 May 2015
UK Must Cooperate With Europe on Bluetongue Surveillance
UK, WALES - Strong links to European surveillance are central to government efforts in minimising the impact of Bluetongue, sheep farmers heard yesterday....
24 April 2015
Greater Access to Post Mortem Facilities
UK – Accessibility of post mortem facilities is improving for English and Welsh sheep farmers, according to a government body....
21 April 2015
Peste des Petits Ruminants Conference Success
COTE D'IVOIRE - Officials from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) met with the President of Côte d’Ivoire following the conference on Peste de Petits Ruminants (PRR) in the country....
16 April 2015
New FMD Outbreaks Reported in Algeria
ALGERIA - Three new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on farms in Algeria....
15 April 2015
German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease...
10 April 2015
Emergency Livestock Vaccination Underway in Middle East
LEBANON - The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate livestock in Lebanon has begun, to try and prevent diseases spreading from animals brought in by Syrian refugees....
09 April 2015
OIE: Sheep Pox in Kazakhstan
KAZAKHSTAN - There have been eight cases of sheep pox in the East of Kazakhstan....
OIE: Foot and Mouth Reported in Algeria
ALGERIA - There have been two new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in Algeria....
01 April 2015
Newly Discovered Goat Pathogen Can Infect Humans
CHINA - A newly discovered pathogen species infecting goats in China can also affect humans, warn researchers at Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology....
26 March 2015
Fifteen Year Deadline Set for Sheep and Goat Plague
COTE D'IVOIRE - International organisations are gearing up to eliminate sheep and goat plague, also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR), by 2030. ...
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
24 March 2015
FDA Drafts Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
18 March 2015
South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
Government Invests in Biosecurity Technology to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and...
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
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