Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Poland Ministry of Agriculture notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),...

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFF) reported the seventh Classical swine fever outbreak since September 2018. According to the MAFF (computer translated), the outbreak...

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks. The proof-of-concept algorithm...

Chinese agricultural officials reported (computer translated) an additional African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR) in the northwest part of the country. This...

For the first time, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small domestic flock...

The China Ministry of Agriculture reported today (computer translated) on an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a farm in Qingcheng County, Gansu Province in northwest China. This is the first outbreak...

Officials in Alberta, Canada are reporting the first ever case of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus. The case was reported in a 400-head hog operation in Alberta, according to Alberta Pork. Alberta...

For the third time in the past six months, Wyoming state health officials reported a plague case in a cat. The most recently confirmed case was in a Johnson County cat.  No human cases have been identified. The...

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported today (computer translated) on a large African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a Suihua City farm in Mingshui County in Heilongjiang Province. The...

By: Andrea M. Bagley RN, BSN, CEN Although rare, zoonotic diseases such as Methicillin –resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been shown to be transmitted from humans to horses and horses to humans...