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  • Rising Sika deer populations linked to bovine TB infections

    Rising Sika deer populations linked to bovine TB infections

    New research suggests Ireland’s increasing populations of Sika deer may be linked to local outbreaks of TB infection in cattle. Although TB infection rates have decreased in general in recent decades, county-level data shows a correlation between higher Sika numbers and higher local TB infe...
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  • New embryo identification IVF method set to boost cow milk and meat production

    New embryo identification IVF method set to boost cow milk and meat production

    Research from the University of Kent, the University of Nottingham and L’Alliance Boviteq Inc., has established a method of significantly improving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle. This breakthrough is set to greatly reduce pregnancy issues in cows, increase overall meat and milk pro...
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  • Namibia identifies new strain of FMD

    Namibia identifies new strain of FMD

    Namibia has detected a novel strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in its cattle herd. Reuters reports that thousands of cattle have been infected, according to a statement released by Namibia’s agriculture ministry. The viral disease, which causes lesions and lameness in cattle, sheep and other...
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  • Less salt, more protein Researchers address dairy processing’s environmental, sustainability issues

    Less salt, more protein Researchers address dairy processing’s environmental, sustainability issues

    Researchers say the high salt content of whey — the watery part of milk left behind after cheesemaking — helps make it one of the most polluting byproducts in the food processing industry. In a new study, chemists demonstrate the first electrochemical redox desalination process used i...
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  • Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk

    Farmed carnivores may become ‘disease reservoirs’ posing human health risk

    Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected ‘disease reservoirs’, in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to be...
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  • Bronze Age farmers gave preferential treatment to cows over domesticated sheep, goats

    Bronze Age farmers gave preferential treatment to cows over domesticated sheep, goats

    The movements of ancient crop and animal domesticates across prehistoric Eurasia are well-documented in the archaeological record. What is less well understood: How Bronze Age farmers and herders incorporated newly introduced domesticates — like cows from southwestern Asia — into thei...
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  • Atomic-level imaging of lethal prions provide sharpened focus for potential treatments

    Atomic-level imaging of lethal prions provide sharpened focus for potential treatments

    The highest-ever resolution imaging of an infectious prion provides the first atomic-level data of how these abnormal proteins are assembled to cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases in people and animals — and how they can be potentially targeted by new therapies. Conducted by Case Western...
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  • Why are my cattle bloating

    Why are my cattle bloating

    Bloat can have a significant economic impact on an operation due to animal deaths or the following treatments required by bloat-prone animals. Bloat is a digestive disorder that results from the accumulation of excessive gas within the rumen and can lead to death of the animal by asphyxiation. Ga...
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  • Planning and managing direct marketing opportunities for beef

    Planning and managing direct marketing opportunities for beef

    Beef producers should consider utilizing safe, science-based technology where appropriate such as vaccinations and parasite control products to achieve cattle health and well-being goals. In many cases, farmers are making harvest appointments 12-to-24 months in advance at small processors and cat...
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  • Phosphorous supplementation aids high cattle returns

    Phosphorous supplementation aids high cattle returns

    Most paddocks have some hard ridges that are important during the wet season. The black soil carries Mitchell grass and Flinders grass whereas pulled country has been seeded to buffel. The red country with hard ridges has silverleaf box and spinifex. When Dan took over from his father in the late...
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  • A Survey of Priority Livestock Diseases and Laboratory Diagnostic Needs of Animal Health Professionals and Farmers in Uganda

    Background: Despite the investments made in veterinary diagnostic laboratory service delivery in Uganda, the scope and level of utilization remains low. This study aimed to determine the priority livestock diseases for which farmers and animal health professionals require veterinary diagnostic la...
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  • New research why cool cows provide more milk

    New research why cool cows provide more milk

    With increasing global temperatures, dairy cattle face heat stress more frequently throughout the year than in the past. Thanks to cooling technology, dairy cattle can enjoy a better quality of life, but farmers and consumers may wonder if cattle comfort results in more milk. A study conducted by...
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  • Why is veterinary drug preparation technology valuable?

    Why is veterinary drug preparation technology valuable?

    Echo | 31 August 2021 Translated by HJM by 31 August 2021 Recently, exported products of our company has frequently encountered sampling inspection by veterinary drug regulatory authority of the exported countries. This indicates that not only China but also African countries are keeping strength...
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  • Sea freight continues to rise, and the rejection rate continues to rise!

    Sea freight continues to rise, and the rejection rate continues to rise!

    Recently, there is a joke circulating on the Internet: When the sea freight is USD8000, with the mentality of picking up the leakage, I have to look for the USD7000 space! When the sea freight rises to USD9000, I have to go back to find the USD8000 space! When the ocean freight rises to USD10000,...
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  • FIGHTING AFRICAN SWINE FEVER OUT OF UGANDA

    FIGHTING AFRICAN SWINE FEVER OUT OF UGANDA

    Due to the losses suffered by pig producers in Wakiso district caused by an outbreak of African Swine Fever, it is important to safe guard those not yet affected. For your information, Wakiso district is one of the largest pig producing districts in Uganda with reasonable numbers of medium and la...
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  • Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

    Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

    Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an infectious and contagious respiratory disease of cattle, caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm). In this review, basic epidemiological features of CBPP, complicated by existing different strains of Mycoplasmas with similar biochemical ch...
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  • Common Causes Of  Miscarriage In Goats

    Common Causes Of Miscarriage In Goats

    Most goat herds can generally suffer up to a 5% abortion rate without cause for serious worry but if you start to notice that the percentage of miscarriages in your herd has escalated above this level then it may well be time to start taking action. There are 3 major causes of goat miscarriage ...
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  • COCCIDIOSIS the disturbing chicken disease.

    COCCIDIOSIS the disturbing chicken disease.

    COCCIDIOSIS the disturbing chicken disease. This is one of the diseases that result from unhygienic environment in a poultry house. Once you allow water to get poured in a poultry house, it creates favourable environment for survival and multiplication of Coccidiosis.   Pouring feeds in the litte...
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  • Causes of stress of rabbits

    Causes of stress of rabbits

    Causes of stress of rabbits • Pain and disease • Unfamiliar surroundings • Transport • Rough handling • Proximity of potential predators: dogs, cats, ferrets, birds of prey and, for wild rabbits, humans • A dominant companion and no means of escape • Inability to exhibit natural behaviour pattern...
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  • [Copy] CATTLE FEEDING PROCESS FROM CALF TO MATURITY.

    [Copy] CATTLE FEEDING PROCESS FROM CALF TO MATURITY.

    CATTLE FEEDING PROCESS FROM CALF TO MATURITY. Three different species of cattle kept, dairy and beef cattle feeding systems are discernible in the country:   1) The extensive system where cattle  are totally grazed, and only supplemented with concentrates, usually at milking time. This syste...
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  • CAGE SYSTEM CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

    CAGE SYSTEM CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

    CAGE SYSTEM CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS 1. Ammonia smell. This originates from droppings that are some times collected for long time without removing them from the poultry house.Too much ammonia  in the house leads to an outbreak of collibacilosis and other respiratory infections! So we need to watc...
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  • BROODER CHALLENGES AND MORTALITY

    BROODER CHALLENGES AND MORTALITY

    BROODER CHALLENGES AND MORTALITY Omphalitis, also known as yolk_sac_infection, is the main infectious cause of death in newly hatched chicks, during their first week of life. It is most commonly caused by infection with Escherichia coli bacteria (approximately 70% of cases), however other bacteri...
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  • Bovine Babesiosis (BB) is a tick-borne disease of cattle.

    Bovine Babesiosis (BB) is a tick-borne disease of cattle.

    The principal strains are babesia bovis and babesia bigemina, with Rhipicephalus ticks being the major vector. (Rhipicephalus (B.) decoloratus is a one-host tick. The ticks are active throughout the year where the climate is warm enough, with a peak in abundance during #SPRING and another during ...
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  • 15 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

    15 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL

    15 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR BETTER POULTRY PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL Achieving good bird, barn and gut health requires operational excellence and attention to detail. A combination of quality nutrition, veterinary guidance, and increased consideration of barn and bird management will help to ensure birds ...
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