Diseases

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 »

Bovine viral diarrhea virus: Is my herd at risk?

BVD disease is one of the most complicated viral diseases in dairy cattle worldwide. Terms associated with BVD such as “cytopathic” vs. “noncytopathic”, “persistent infection” vs. “transient infection”, “types I and II” and “immunosuppression” make understanding this virus a difficult task. FULL STORY »

Brucellosis infects Texas cattle herd

According to the Texas Animal Health Commission, a cattle herd in South Texas tested positive for brucellosis at a livestock market. FULL STORY »

Yellowstone bison slaughter could begin this week

Disease testing on more than 300 wild bison from Yellowstone National Park is set to begin and park officials say those that test positive could be shipped to slaughter this week. FULL STORY »

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