Tag archive for ‘animal diseases’
By Robert On Saturday, March 15th, 2014

South Korea: Dog infected with H5N8 avian influenza as over 10 millions birds have been culled

South Korean agricultural authorities are reported that a dog has tested positive for antibodies against H5N8 avian influenza at a farm in Korea’s Chungcheongnam-do province, according to a Arirang News report More...

By Robert On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Libya reports first H5N1 bird flu outbreak on Tubruq farm

Libya has reported its first outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 on a farm in the port city of Tubruq (Tobruk) near the Egyptian border, according to Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director More...

By Robert On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Obama FY 2015 budget: $300 million for National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility (NBAF)

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget was released today and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would get $60.9 billion in total budget authority. $49.0 billion in gross discretionary funding, More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

H5N1 bird flu reported in 21 Vietnam provinces as H7N9 bird flu knocks on the door

The most recent number of Vietnamese provinces and cities affected by the current H5N1 bird flu outbreak is now 21, according to a Bernama report today. Image/CIA To date, some 64,000 birds have been culled due More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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H5N1 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam

Two provinces in Vietnam are reporting H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in poultry, affecting hundreds of birds, according to a Xinhua report today. photo wattpublishing www.WATTAgNet.com. via Flickr The report states that More...

By Robert On Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Calgary: Two house cats die after contracting H1N1 influenza

At least two cats in Calgary have died from H1N1 influenza, which are believed to be the 1st feline cases of pH1N1-09 in Canada, according to a CBC report Friday.   Public domain image/Jon Sullivan Dr Alistair More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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New strain of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus found in US, virus spreads to second Canadian farm

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which was introduced in the United States in April 2013, has been seen in at least 23 states and areas of Canada, affected over 2,400 farms. Now a second strain of the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, January 31st, 2014

California man, William Buchman, arrested after hundreds of snakes found in home

A California school teacher was arrested after police discovered over 300 pythons, some dead, inside of his home on Southern California. William Buchman, a teacher at Mariners Elementary School in Newport Beach, was More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

South Korea culls over 600,000 birds in effort to slow spread of H5N8 avian flu

The South Korean government has begun much larger measures to get the H5N8 avian influenza (AI) outbreak, that began about two weeks ago, under control, according to a Korea Joongang Daily report Monday. Image/CIA A More...

By Robert On Monday, January 27th, 2014

Pig virus, PEDv, confirmed on Ontario, Canada farm

In a follow-up to the investigation by the  Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF)  concerning a suspected outbreak of the pig virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) last week, a farrow to finish More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 26th, 2014

South Korea H5N8 avian flu update, virus spreads to chicken farm

On Saturday, Michael Coston, owner and writer for the website, Avian Flu Diary joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to give an update on latest from the South Korean outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza.   Image/CIA This More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak in the US update

The outbreak of the deadly pig virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which was first seen in the United States in April 2013, has now spread to 23 states and areas of Canada, encompassing some 2,400 farms, More...

By Robert On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Ontario officials investigate possible porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus on Middlesex County farm

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) is conducting an investigation on a hog farm in Middlesex County after a suspected finding of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, according to a news release More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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South Korea: H5N8 bird flu spreads to four farms

The outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza (AI) has spread to at least four farms in South Korea and officials fear the migration of birds may increase it’s spread, according to a Korea Joongang Daily report Wednesday. Authorities More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Germany reports rare form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cow

A cow tested positive for a rare form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) as part of the German targeted BSE, or mad cow disease surveillance system, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Australia: Flying fox tests positive for lyssavirus

A flying fox found in Tomago, New South Wales, has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus, according to a Newcastle Herald report Tuesday. Wildlife in Need of Care (WINC) volunteers rescued the animal from More...

By Robert On Monday, January 13th, 2014

Pig virus, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, reported in 22 states

The number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has eclipsed 2,000 and has spread to 22 states, according to a recent Reuters report. US Department of Agriculture officials fear it could get worse More...

By Robert On Monday, January 13th, 2014

H5N1 bird flu outbreak confirmed in China’s Hubei Province

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry at a farm in China’s Hubei Province. photo wattpublishing www.WATTAgNet.com. via Flickr Chickens at a farm in Wanjia More...

By Robert On Friday, January 10th, 2014

Senegal makes great progress in battle against tse tse fly using Sterile Insect Technique

PRESS RELEASE  A campaign against the tsetse fly, a pest that transmits a disease that devastates livestock, in the Niayes area near the capital Dakar has radically reduced the fly population and is paving the More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

West Nile virus linked to deaths of 27 bald eagles in Utah

After ruling out a number of possible culprits– avian cholera, erysipelas, lead poisoning and a number of other toxins and chemicals, officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) report that More...



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