Staff at animal shelter respond to potential cases of canine respiratory disease

By now many of us have heard of the canine respiratory illness taking over several states and now it may have hit Kern County. Debra Gowdy, like many of us pet owners, wants the best for her dogs: Ruby, Pepper, Destiny and Charlie. With the news of a mysterious and severe canine respiratory disease spreading […]

Swapping Animal Products for Plant-Based Alternatives Slashes Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks, Review Finds

There are many benefits to replacing animal products with plant-based alternatives. Plant-based diets are more climate-friendly, have fewer ethical quandaries, and can help maintain health. A recent review published in BMC Medicine once again underscores the various ways that plant-based alternatives can help reduce adverse health outcomes. Researchers found that replacing meat and dairy products […]

Animal Husbandry Department in alert mode in Udumalpet block in Tiruppur over foot and mouth disease outbreak in Kerala

The Animal Husbandry Department has stepped up surveillance in border villages of Udumalpet block in the wake of outbreak of ‘foot and mouth’ disease in neighbouring Kerala State. Three veterinary doctors have been entrusted with the task of verifying symptoms for foot and mouth disease in the villages. So far, no case of animal infection […]

China warns of crop, animal disease outbreaks in flood-hit areas

[1/2]An aerial view shows flood-affected farmlands after the rains and floods brought by remnants of Typhoon Doksuri, in Zhuozhou, Hebei province, China August 7, 2023. REUTERS/Josh Arslan/File Photo BEIJING, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Northern China warned of crop and animal diseases breaking out as flood waters retreated from rural areas, while some cities struggled to […]

U.S. Animal Industries Pose Disease Risks to People, Report Says

The authors analyzed 36 animal markets in the United States, including dog breeding, hunting and trapping, livestock auctions, backyard chicken farming and petting zoos. To assess how much risk each industry posed, they conducted interviews with experts and reviewed scientific papers, publicly available data, government regulations and more. For each industry, they considered 10 factors, […]

60 sheep and goats die, 200 fall sick due to contagious animal disease in Himachal’s tribal belt

As many as 60 sheep and goats were killed and around 200 affected following the outbreak of a highly contagious animal disease in the highland pastures of the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, officials said on Monday. The Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) disease, also known as ‘sheep and goat plague’, has […]

Oral probiotic bacterial strain found to improve dry eye disease in animal model

In a study by a research group at Baylor College of Medicine, oral administration of a commercially available probiotic bacterial strain was found to improve dry eye disease in an animal model. The findings were presented at ASM Microbe 2023, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Dry eye, a common condition in […]

Long Bill Funds Department of Ag’s Climate Smart Goals, Animal Disease Response Team – by Ark Valley Voice Staff

As Colorado legislators finalize the content of the state budget, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is praising lawmakers for their support of Governor Polis’s key budget requests that support agricultural communities across our state through passage of the state’s Long Bill. The Colorado General Assembly funded several new staff positions that will help drive […]

National designation positions Tollett Veterinary Diagnostic Lab to aid state’s animal disease response | Colleges & Universities

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Tollett Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is better positioned to help the state’s poultry industry now that it’s been added to the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, or NAHLN, as a branch to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. The Tollett lab — now the 60th in […]

Waco Animal Shelter remains closed more than two weeks after distemper outbreak

Waco Animal Shelter will remain closed until further notice, more than two weeks after it closed because of a canine distemper outbreak, city of Waco shelter director Trey Buzbee said. The closure, announced Oct. 28 and originally intended to end this past Friday, applies not only to the public surrender and adoption operations but also […]

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