Anthrax spread in Odisha linked to animal carcasses, says probe | Latest News India

The spread of anthrax cases in Odisha is due to handling of animal carcasses, with no evidence of human-to-human transmission, a central investigation into the recent outbreak that infected 12 persons, killing one of them, has found. HT Image {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} “The regional director of directorate generate of health services has inquired and […]

Senators Smith, Grassley Reintroduce Legislation to Prevent Spread of Foreign Animal Diseases

U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced legislation to combat the spread of foreign animal diseases entering the United States. The Healthy Dog Importation Act would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA-APHIS) program by providing additional tools to monitor and safeguard the health of dogs being imported […]

Animal welfare groups pushing for stricter laws against cockfighting in Ala. as bird flu continues to spread

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Animal welfare groups are calling on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to push for harsher laws against cockfighting in the state. Leaders said the illegal activity is contributing to the spread of bird flu and putting the commercial poultry industry at risk. “Alabama by far has the nation’s weakest cockfighting law,” President […]

Reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance during animal transport: EFSA outlines mitigation measures

Minimising transport duration and thoroughly cleaning vehicles, equipment and spaces where animals are loaded and unloaded are some of the measures considered effective in reducing the transmission of resistant bacteria during animal transport. These are the findings of EFSA’s scientific opinion assessing the risk of spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among poultry, pigs and cattle […]

Student activists spread awareness about shelter animals – Iowa State Daily

Students have created their own service project and campaign, “Adopt Don’t Shop,” as a part of the learning and leadership sciences minor. The minor encourages students to build on their leadership skills while also focusing on what they can contribute to society. Under this minor, students are required to complete a service learning project that […]

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