Latest Livestock diseases News

New Zealand on verge of wiping out painful cattle disease

May. 05, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating a painful disease from its herd of 10 million cattle after a four-year campaign that has cost hundreds of millions of dollars and resulted in more than 175,000 cows being killed. Agriculture Minister Damien...

Flu likely cause of horse deaths at Colorado BLM facility

Apr. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — An equine influenza virus is the likely cause of a respiratory disease outbreak that has killed about 100 wild horses at a federal holding facility in southern Colorado. Bureau of Land Management officials say two leading veterinary diagnostic labs...

Avian influenza detected in backyard bird flock in Utah

Apr. 19, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several members of a backyard flock of birds in Utah County have tested positive for avian influenza as reports of the virus emerge in wild birds and farmed poultry throughout the United States. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food said Monday that...

Highly contagious bird flu found in 2 Idaho chicken flocks

Apr. 15, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A highly contagious form of avian influenza has been found in two Idaho chicken flocks, prompting state agriculture officials to warn bird owners to take extra protections when interacting with their flocks. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture announced...

Bulls assistants Fleming, Cotter test positive for COVID-19

Apr. 15, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls will be without two assistant coaches for at least their playoff opener against the Milwaukee Bucks after Chris Fleming and Damian Cotter tested positive for COVID-19, coach Billy Donovan said. Donovan said the team found out Friday morning that...

2 bald eagles in Vermont found infected with avian influenza

Apr. 10, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Two bald eagles in the state were found to be infected with avian influenza, the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says. One of the birds was found dead in South Hero and the other was discovered ill in Shelburne. Both birds were near Lake Champlain. ...