Latest News From Diseases

FDA Grants Conditional Approval for New Baytril 100-CA1 Injection

Bayer Animal Health has released a new treatment for bovine clinical anaplasmosis.

7 months ago
Rabid Heifer Prompts Health Warning Following San Antonio Stock Show

Texas Department of State Health Services advises visitors of the cattle barn during the show, held Feb. 11-14, that they may need to be assessed for rabies exposure.

9 months ago
The new rule requires the seller of a BVDV-PI animal to disclose the status in writing to the buyer prior to or at the time of sale.
TAHC Establishes BVD Rule

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted a rule to mitigate the risk of uninfected cattle being exposed to bovine viral diarrhea virus persistently infected (BVDV-PI) cattle.

10 months ago
The recently discovered Asian Longhorned Tick is a known carrier of Theileria.
WVDA Confirms Theileria in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has confirmed the presence of Theileria orientalis Ikeda genotype in three West Virginia counties.

10 months ago
USDA's VSV situation reports show VSV cases declining through the fall months.
Colorado State Veterinarian Releases Final VSV Quarantine

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has released the state’s final vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) quarantine, following the most extensive outbreak of the viral disease in more than two decades

11 months ago
Donkey in Death Valley National Park
Chinese Demand Puts Global Donkeys In Peril

Donkey hides are a key ingredient in a traditional Chinese medicine, and skyrocketing demand has decimated the world's donkey population while threatening the spread of diseases.

1 year ago
Direct exposure to infected animals does not appear to present any risk of EEE infection, which requires transmission through mosquito vectors.
EEE: Not Just a Horse Disease

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus, most years presents a serious disease challenge to horses and other equines during the summer and fall months.

1 year ago
VSV outbreaks typically follow a seasonal pattern, peaking in mid-summer and declining along with insect populations as the season progresses.
Last Gasp for 2019 VSV Outbreak?

This year’s outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) hasn’t died out yet, but has tapered off significantly as fall weather freezes out the insect vectors associated with the disease.

1 year ago