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By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Eastern equine encephalitis virus cases prompts advisory in Marion County, Florida

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today issued a mosquito-borne illnesses advisory in response to an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. Public domain image/Dusan More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Russia: Rosselkhoznadzor temporarily bans cattle products from Romania due to ‘mad cow disease’ outbreak

A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak was registered in the territory of Cluj county of Romania, as the OIE reported. In this connection the Rosselkhoznadzor decided to impose temporary restrictions More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
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Texas reports first animal anthrax case of 2014 in a goat in Kinney County

The first Anthrax case in Texas for 2014 has been confirmed in a goat in Kinney County. The premises is located four miles north of Bracketville, TX. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has quarantined the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Texas reports on equine Vesicular Stomatitis cases

On May 28, 2014, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) announced that the nation’s first case of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) this year involving five horses had been confirmed in Kinney County, TX (southeast More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine receives conditional license from USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Monday issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for a vaccine that may aid in the control More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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New avian influenza outbreak reported in South Korea, plans to work with China on AI

The South Korea Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed a new outbreak of avian influenza (AI) at a duck farm in Hoengseong, about 90 kilometers east of Seoul, earlier this week, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 14th, 2014
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Brazil reports cowpox case in Mato Grosso farmer

A farmer from São José dos Quatro Marcos,  Mato Grosso, Brazil is the first case of cowpox in a person confirmed this year, according to Office of Agricultural Defense of Mato Grosso in a Globo.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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New Mexico reports increased plague activity as several pets become infected this year

The East Mountain area of New Mexico is seeing increased plague activity, prompting state health officials to advise the public to take precautions to prevent plague if spending time outdoors in this area. The East More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Mexico is the latest country to report Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus as an ’emerging disease’

Mexico is reporting 83 outbreaks of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the central-western part of the country, becoming the latest country to report to the  World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) an More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Northeast Massachusetts sees cluster of canine influenza

The Massachusetts Division of Animal Health is reporting  a cluster of canine influenza (K-9 flu) in Essex County in the northeastern part of the state. Officials are advising the public to consult with their More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Kansas State vet warns horse owners of equine herpes virus

NEWS RELEASE MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University equine specialist is warning horse owners of a highly contagious virus recently identified in Kansas and Wisconsin. The Kansas Department of Agriculture reports More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Cattle trade organization responds to second Brazil BSE case

In response to the recent report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), which showed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed in Mato Grosso, Brazil, the largest producer-only cattle More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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No piglets in Syracuse: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea prompts NY State Fair officials to suspend the ‘Sows and Piglets’ exhibit

The presence of the new to the United States, and extremely lethal virus to piglets, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has prompted Acting New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and State More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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USDA to require reporting of pig viruses

In an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Uruguay: Rabies outbreak strike Cerro Largo farms, 25 animals dead

An outbreak of rabies has hit two farms in the Cerro Largo Department of Uruguay recently, according to the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Image/Agricultural Research Service/USDA Doctor Carlos A. Correa More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea: Over 5,000 farms affected, Iowa accounts for 33 percent

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak during the past year since it was first detected and one-third of the farms are in Iowa, according to the most recent The National Animal Health Laboratory Network More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, March 27th, 2014
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England: Two people contract M. bovis from domestic cat

A domestic cat in England was the source of two human infections with the bovine TB, Mycobacterium bovis, according to health and veterinary officials today. Image/Jessica Herriman According to Public Health England More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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India reports outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease, or ‘Monkey fever’

An outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease, or ‘Monkey fever’ in the state of Karnataka, India has prompted health officials to take action, according to a report in The New Indian Express today. Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Equine Herpesvirus reported in horses in Minnesota

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is reporting at least four cases of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection in horses from various counties, according to a news release Mar. 21. Public domain image/Dusan Bicanski The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus confirmed in Arizona, millions of piglets lost nationally

The deadly pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) continues its spread across the United States and Canada as Arizona becomes the 27th state to confirm the devastating disease, according to a recent More...


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