Diseases

Bison study to use sterilization to thwart disease

Up to 100 Yellowstone National Park bison would be temporarily sterilized under a government research proposal aimed at combating a disease carried by the animals, federal officials said Thursday. FULL STORY »

Pinkeye and pinkeye prevention

Pinkeye, as it is usually named and defined in textbooks, is caused by a bacterial infection of the surface of the eyeball and the inner surfaces of the lids. FULL STORY »

Protecting grazing cattle against anaplasmosis

From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, Gregg Hanzlicek talks about protecting grazing cattle against anaplasmosis, a blood-borne disease which can lead to losses in the herd. FULL STORY »

Why does foot-and-mouth disease cause such concern?

The foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus is one of the most infectious animal disease viruses known. FULL STORY »

Michigan confirms bovine TB in 2 beef herds

Michigan officials say they've recently confirmed bovine tuberculosis in two Alpena County beef herds. FULL STORY »

Vaccinate livestock against anthrax now

"Cattle should to be vaccinated before they're turned out into the pasture," FULL STORY »

Tighter cattle ID rule for brucellosis zone in Wyoming

Concerns in Colorado and Nebraska have prompted Wyoming to adopt a new rule for identifying cattle from an area where they might have been exposed to brucellosis. FULL STORY »

State veterinarian says Minnesota free of TB

Minnesota Public Radio reports Minnesota will apply to the U.S. Agriculture Department for re-certification as free of bovine TB following a six-year effort to wipe out the disease. FULL STORY »

Texas government orders slaughter to prevent disease spread

KRGV.com reports the Texas Animal Health Commission has ordered cattle from a Texas ranch to be slaughtered or sold to prevent a disease from spreading across the state. FULL STORY »

Researchers pursue anaplasmosis vaccine

Molecular biologist Susan Noh, at the Agricultural Research Service’s Animal Disease Research Unit in Pullman, Washington, is working to develop a vaccine to protect against anaplasmosis, a tick-transmitted disease of cattle. FULL STORY »

Wyoming Senator wants USDA to help fight brucellosis

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is leading an effort of western states struggling to manage brucellosis outbreaks to ensure that the U.S. Department of Agriculture holds up its end of the deal on a plan to create a new brucellosis management zone in the Greater Yellowstone Area. FULL STORY »

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