Latest Livestock diseases News

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...

New Mexico State Fair vaccine mandate spurs concern

Aug. 18, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some are calling a requirement for everyone attending the upcoming New Mexico State Fair to show proof of vaccination anything but fair. The mandate was announced Tuesday by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as part of a new public health order that...

Tennessee gov's office debunks COVID misinfo as cases surge

Aug. 13, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee governor's office is pushing back on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation that goes as far as claiming cows are being vaccinated to inoculate unwitting people who eat meat. The confusion over an assortment of outlandish claims...

North Dakota officials report 1st case of anthrax in cattle

Aug. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota agriculture officials are warning producers to monitor their livestock after the first case of anthrax was confirmed earlier this week. The disease was reported in cattle in a Kidder County beef herd. Officials say producers in the...

Tennessee won't incentivize COVID shots but pays to vax cows

Aug. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has sent nearly half a million dollars to farmers who have vaccinated their cattle against respiratory diseases and other maladies over the past two years. But Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who grew up on his family's ranch and refers to...

Mysterious bird illness continues to kill wild birds in Ohio

Jul. 09, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Poultry farmers in Ohio are being warned by the state Department of Agriculture to implement strict biosecurity measures to protect wild birds dying from a mysterious illness. Ohio officials are concerned the illness could potentially spread to...