By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced today the number of outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague,...

The risk of transmitting the livestock virus PPRV, which threatens 80 percent of the world’s sheep and goats, increases with certain husbandry practices but not herd size. A new study, led by researchers...

The Kenyan government has launched a 10-year National Strategy for the Control and Eradication of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious small stock disease that mainly affects sheep and...

The 86th OIE General Session was the occasion to give OIE Member Countries, an overview of the global animal health situation, as well as to analyse trends in the evolution of priority terrestrial and...

The international pledge to eradicate a devastating livestock disease affecting mostly sheep and goats has taken on new urgency in the wake of a mass die-off of a rare Mongolian antelope. Some 900 Saiga...

The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) – also known as sheep and goat plague – a highly contagious viral animal disease...

The first five-year phase of the global programme to eradicate Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) has taken a step closer to finalization, following a two day strategy session (11-12 July) at FAO’s Rome...

A devastating livestock disease is continuing to extend its global reach and is now present in 76 countries. Georgia recently reported its first-ever case of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR), a viral...

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), or goat plague, has been detected on a goat farm in Western Galilee, according to Israeli veterinary officials (computer translated). This duly registered goat flock...

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Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighboring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have brought with...