Latest Livestock diseases News

German farm to cull 4,000 pigs after swine fever detected

Nov. 17, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A pig farm in northern Germany began culling all of its 4,000 animals Wednesday after a case of African swine fever was confirmed there. The outbreak near Guestrow, about 185 kilometers (115 miles) northwest of Berlin, is the first at a large pig farm in...

Mosquito testing concludes, residents asked to prevent bites

Nov. 01, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Environmental officials in Rhode Island said they've finished testing mosquitoes for diseases this year, but they're still urging residents to prevent bites until the first hard frost. The state Department of Environmental Management said...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Oct. 25, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Detroit News. Oct. 21, 2021. Editorial: Protest exposes Line 5 security risk The protest at a Line 5 pumping station in Michigan’s Thumb appears to have been frivolous — a dozen or so young activists mostly hanging out in a parking lot listening...

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Oct. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several steps it plans to take...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis detected in Connecticut

Oct. 02, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

VOLUNTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in mosquitoes for the first time this year in Connecticut, according to state health officials. Mosquitoes trapped in the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown on Sept. 23 tested positive for the virus,...

Second case of cattle anthrax reported in Kidder County

Sep. 11, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota agriculture officials have confirmed a second case of cattle anthrax in Kidder County. The case was confirmed by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, according to the state Agriculture...

United Center requiring proof of vaccination, negative test

Sep. 02, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United Center in Chicago is requiring people attending events, including Bulls and Blackhawks games, to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The policy announced Thursday by the venue takes effect immediately and applies to fans as...

UK vets euthanize alpaca with bovine TB after public battle

Aug. 31, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British government veterinarians on Tuesday killed Geronimo, an alpaca whose sentence of death for carrying bovine tuberculosis made international headlines and pitted animal activists against the state. Veterinary staff in blue overalls, masks and...