When the rinderpest virus broke out in Africa in the 1890s, death loss in cattle herds across eastern and southern Africa reached 80 to 90%, triggering a massive famine, with millions of people dying across the region.
The FDA announced this week that it has requested that animal drug companies voluntarily revise the labels of drugs intended to treat internal parasites in livestock to add information about antiparasitic resistance.
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announces a finding of no significant impact related to oral rabies vaccine (ORV) field trials in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Skin tests that can distinguish between cattle that are infected with tuberculosis (TB) and those that have been vaccinated against the disease have been created by an international team of scientists.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has authorized the movement of a modified, non-infectious version of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) virus from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to the U.S. mainland.
APHIS’ Wildlife Services and its cooperators will begin distributing baits on or about August 2 across rural areas by airplanes and in suburban or urban areas by helicopters, vehicles and bait stations.