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Iowa Agriculture Secretary seeks funds for animal disease outbreaks

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey last week requested an additional $500,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to aid in preparing for and potentially responding to a foreign animal disease...

Cattle fever ticks, vectors of Babesia, detected in Live Oak County

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) confirmed the presence of cattle fever ticks on a Live Oak County premises on November 30, 2016. The infested premises is located approximately 110 miles outside of the Permanent Fever Tick Quarantine Zone. The...

Anthrax diagnosed on Indiana farm

It what is considered a very rare and unusual occurrence, a representative from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) confirmed via an email to Promed Mail that anthrax, caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, has been diagnosed on a...

Equine Herpes Virus reported in Inyo County, California

A different strain of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) causing Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has been confirmed in one horse with mild neurologic symptoms in Inyo County, CA, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CFDA)....

Campylobacter mutations that contribute to virulence identified: Iowa State University

An Iowa State University research team has identified the specific mutations that have led to the virulence of a major bacterial threat to ruminant animals such as cattle and sheep. The discovery could pave the way for new treatment options and possibly...

Ontario: Cow tests positive for rabies in Perth County

A cow located in Elma Ward has tested positive for rabies. This is the third confirmed rabid animal in Perth County since 2015. A skunk and another cow, both in Ellice Ward, tested positive for rabies in April 2016 and in December 2015. “This positive...

Equine Herpes Virus: Additional case reported at Los Angeles Equestrian Center

In a follow-up on the Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) outbreak in Los Angeles County, there was a new febrile horse with mild neurologic deficits at Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) Tuesday in one of the quarantined barns. Diagnostic samples were sent...

Rabies: Two cows test positive in Central New York

Officials in Madison County, in Central New York state, announced on their Facebook page that two cows tested positive for rabies in the town of Smithfield. Cattle most often become infected with rabies when they come in contact with infected raccoons,...

Tanzania: 105 wildebeests, gazelles die due to anthrax in Monduli district

An outbreak of the bacterial disease, anthrax, has killed some 90 wildebeests and 15 gazelles in the Selela section of Monduli district in northeastern Tanzania, according to local media accounts. According to Monduli District Commissioner Idd Kimanta,...

Oklahoma: Tularemia reported in rabbits on Altus Air Force Base

Small-game hunters in Oklahoma are being cautioned about several cases of suspected or confirmed tularemia, including two cases involving jackrabbits at Altus Air Force Base and another case in the Blanchard area. The disease is sometimes called “rabbit...
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