Latest Livestock diseases News

Deadly bird flu reappears in US commercial poultry flocks in Utah and South Dakota

Oct. 10, 2023 16:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Highly pathogenic bird flu has made its first appearances in U.S. commercial poultry flocks this season, affecting one turkey farm in South Dakota and one in Utah and raising concerns that more outbreaks could follow. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported...

US Customs officials seize giraffe feces from woman at Minnesota airport

Oct. 05, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal customs agents pooh-poohed the plans of an Iowa woman who wanted to make jewelry from giraffe feces she picked up on a trip to Kenya and brought back to the U.S. in her luggage. The woman declared the small box of feces when she was selected to have her...

South Africa culls about 7.5 million chickens in an effort to contain bird flu outbreaks

Oct. 03, 2023 12:45 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa has culled about 7.5 million chickens in an effort to contain dozens of outbreaks of two separate strains of avian influenza that threaten to create a shortage of eggs and poultry for consumers, the government and national poultry association said...