A new prion disease has been discovered in dromedaries in the Ouargla region of Algeria. The study is the result of an international collaboration conducted by a team of researchers from the Department...

Last year, experts with the University of Alberta warned of a dangerous tapeworm found in at least five people in recent years (Listen to the interview below). The parasite is called Echinococcus multilocularis...

Since the fungal disease, White Nose Syndrome (WNS), was first documented in New Hampshire in 2009, little brown bats and other types have taken a huge hit and a recent winter bat survey reflects this...

New Mexico health officials are reporting the first case of plague in the state this year in a dog from Santa Fe County. An environmental investigation will take place at the dog owner’s home to...

The Colorado Department of Agriculture and Tri-County Health Department have confirmed that an alpaca in Douglas County has died due to a rabies infection. Pet owners are urged to check records to ensure...

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has reported a number of equine diseases in several counties across the state recently. Several cases of Strangles have been confirmed. One...

Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the “strep throat” of horses, caused by a different Streptococcus bacterium, Streptococcus equi sp equi, is highly contagious....

The Florida Department of Health in Levy County (DOH-Levy) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Levy County. A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in a flock of Emus in the...

Earlier this month, Michigan agriculture officials reported on two bovine tuberculosis positive cattle found at a processing facility led to the identification of a bovine TB positive roping cattle herd...

Western Cape agriculture has confirmed that further incidences of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu have been detected amongst Western Cape sea bird populations. Amongst African penguins, seven cases from...