Gates’ fund gives millions to combat livestock diseases (via Yorkshire Post)

The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) will receive funding of over $51.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom Government’s Department for International Development. The funding will support the development and delivery of key veterinary vaccines, medicines, and diagnostics for poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. […]

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Innovative Vaccines to Lift Growth in the Global Veterinary Vaccines Market (via SFGate.com)

“Veterinary vaccines are of vital importance with regard to animal health care. Growing demand for…vaccines and increased vulnerability to the diseases such as bird flu, avian influenza, anthrax, and other viral and bacterial infections, is steering the demand for veterinary vaccines [globally].” Increased pet ownership and growth in the population of farm animals will continue […]

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Veterinarians remind pet owners to vaccinate animals (via Baxter Bulletin)

“Arkansas Department of Health officials are urging residents to vaccinate their pets for rabies after four animals in nearby Boone County tested positive for the disease this year. Officials say because skunks in the area have been found to have rabies, it puts the local animal population at risk, especially dogs and cats.”   Read […]

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H5N1 virus continues to spread (via WashingtonPost.com)

“Recent human deaths in Asia and Egypt are a reminder that the H5N1 virus is still alive and dangerous, and Vietnam is grappling with a new strain that has outsmarted vaccines used to protect poultry flocks. Ten people have died in Cambodia, Indonesia, Egypt, China and Vietnam since December during the prime-time flu season when […]

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Education is paramount to preserving national food security and public health (via National Hog Farmer)

“At the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH), over 30 veterinarians and students work to protect the nationa’s food supply.  Immunologist and distinguished professor James Roth, DVM,was recruited in 2002 to organize the center to thwart the anthrax and other bioterrorism scares, armed with a three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Case of equine influenza reported in California (via Redding.com)

“A veterinarian has confirmed a case of horse flu in northern Tehama County, saying the strain may be more virulent than normal. One horse has a confirmed case of equine influenza, said Dr. William Gray, a veterinarian with the Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic. He said a swab sample was tested and verified today by the Department […]

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Swine dysentery – A re-emerging threat (via PorkNetwork)

“Over the past several years, swine dysentery, or bloody scours, has begun to re-emerge in the Midwest as well as Canadian operations, according to an Iowa State University publication. In 2005, only three samples were found positive by the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. By 2010, the number had grown to 84. Swine dysentery, […]

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Domestic Cats and Wild Cats Living in Same Area Share Diseases (via Science Daily)

“Domestic cats, wild bobcats and pumas that live in the same area share the same diseases. And domestic cats may bring them into human homes, according to results of a study of what happens when big and small cats cross paths. Scientists at Colorado State University and other institutions conducted the research.” Read more at […]

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YouTube series shows veterinarians, livestock farmers at work (via AgriNews.com)

Veterinarians from Minnesota and Iowa volunteered to have a film crew follow them to livestock farms for a YouTube video series, “Veterinarians on Call,” that premiered in September. As of late January, 10 webisodes, each three to five minutes long, had been posted and at least four more are coming for season one. They document […]

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Congress Urged to Reject Antibiotic Restrictions (via ThePigSite.com)

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is urging congressional members to oppose legislation that would restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry. In letters to Senate and House members, AFBF said the legislation would handicap veterinarians and farmers in their efforts to maintain animal health and protect the nation’s food supply.   Read […]

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