Diseases

LSU AgCenter vaccine fights against cattle disease

Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. FULL STORY »

CFIA/North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank provides vaccine to the Republic of Korea

The North American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, administered jointly by commissioners from the United States, Canada and Mexico, is providing the Republic of Korea with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine needed to assist the country with its ongoing FMD outbreak. FULL STORY »

Texas discovers new cattle brucellosis infected herd

For the first time in over five years, a cattle herd in Texas has been diagnosed with bovine brucellosis (Bangs disease). According to Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials, a small beef herd in South Texas (Starr County) has been determined to be infected. FULL STORY »

Fears over bison lead to several more Montana bills

Growing fears that wild bison will be increasingly moved to new locations in the state - on both public and private land - are leading ranchers and others to ask the Legislature for more restrictions on the divisive animal. FULL STORY »

Montana livestock agents shoot Yellowstone bison

One of 25 bison allowed to roam north of Yellowstone National Park was shot by Montana livestock agents Monday - a setback to efforts to allow bison onto grazing grounds where they had been barred for decades. FULL STORY »

Disease found in southeast South Dakota cattle

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board is advising ranchers in the Gregory County area to have their animals checked, after a herd was found to be infected with a venereal disease that causes abortions. FULL STORY »

Yellowstone bison wandering off grazing grounds

Wild bison allowed to migrate north of Yellowstone National Park for the first time in decades have strayed off their new grazing grounds three times since their arrival this week, park officials said Friday. FULL STORY »

South Korea’s FMD Outbreak Costing Billions

ABC Rural reports South Korea’s worst outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease will cost about two billion dollars and will kill two million livestock animals to contain it. FULL STORY »

1.4 Million Animals Culled In South Korea Outbreak

The Guardian reports about 1.4 million livestock animals have been put down in what has become South Korea’s worst case of foot-and-mouth disease. FULL STORY »

Long-Term Johne’s Disease Control Project Creates Lasting Impact

A team of veterinarians, animal scientists and extension educators from Michigan State University are completing a multi-year research study looking at control and prevention of Johne’s Disease (JD) in cattle herds. FULL STORY »

Foot-And-Mouth Disease Continues To Spread Through South Korea

AOL News reports South Korea is experiencing its worst foot-and-mouth disease outbreak ever as it has spread to an additional three cattle farms and one pig farm, bringing the total known cases to 85. FULL STORY »

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