According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75% of emerging infectious diseases of people are zoonotic.
Risk of Antibiotic Resistance
Zoonotic diseases could pose a risk to animals, producers, public health and livestock markets.
When infectious diseases cross species barriers, their severity can vary from minor to deadly, with consequences difficult to predict
This summer’s outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) has mostly affected horses, but continues to spread across state lines and to new premises within states with previous cases.
As the summer progresses, insect-borne vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) appeared in Wyoming for the first time this year and spread to new premises in Texas.
Producers have made substantial progress in reducing the use of antibiotics and helping protect both human and livestock health through improved antibiotic stewardship.