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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Entomological Society of America will train and certify insect scientists to stand ready for CDC Emergency Response Teams Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the […]

Prevent parasites in your poultry flock

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Do you find yourself throwing away eggs after treating your flock for internal parasites? Although it’s nearly impossible to keep your chickens completely worm-free year-round, proper management can help prevent parasite issues in your flock. Why should you care about worms in your birds? Worm, or parasite, infestations can cause poor growth, decreased egg production […]

Fighting cattle fever tick

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the immediate funding of up to $6 million to help offset the costs associated with eradicating cattle fever ticks and preventing the spread of this significant threat to the U.S. cattle industry. USCA Animal Health Committee Chairman Dwight Keller […]

How Sex and Scientific Research Saved Your Steak Dinner (and Bambi) From the Screwworm Fly—Again

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

By Susan J. Weller, Ph.D., and Robert K.D. Peterson, Ph.D. If there is one thing that we have learned from scientific research, it’s this: We cannot know where the next breakthrough will come from, but maintaining adequate funding for our nation’s scientific researchers is money well-spent. As an example, consider the screwworm fly in the […]

Avian flu is part of the new poultry world

Monday, April 17th, 2017

After the U.S. lost 42 million birds, avian influenza may be here to stay and biosecurity needs to be reinforced with greater investment. “No news is good news”. Chad Gregory, President and CEO, United Egg Producers, opened his presentation at the International Egg Commission (IEC) Business Conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco with these simple words […]

USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Friday, March 24th, 2017

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank our many collaborating partners at the Federal, State, and local levels,” said Dr. Jack Shere, USDA Chief Veterinarian. “Through their dedication and professionalism close to 154 million sterile flies have […]

Avian flu confirmed in Tennessee Tyson breeder flock

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and Tyson Foods Inc. confirmed avian influenza in a breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. On March 5, state and national veterinary authorities announced the appearance of H7 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) of wild bird lineage on the Tyson contract farm. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health and […]

Cattle Fever Tick Quarantine Areas

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Cattle Fever Ticks, known scientifically as Rhipicephalus (formerly Boophilus) annulatus and R. microplus, are a significant threat to the United States cattle industry. These ticks are capable of carrying the protozoa, or microscopic parasits, Babesia bovis or B. bigemina, commonly known as cattle fever. The Babesia organism attacks and destroys red blood cells, causing acute […]

Florida New World Screwworm Incident Webinar, February 21, 2017 at 11 am EST

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Dr. Joanna Davis will be providing an overview of the new world screwworm response in Florida.  It will include background information on the fly, history of infestations in the United States, transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, prevention and control measures (including the Sterile Insect Technique).  Dr. Davis will also discuss how APHIS, the […]

Averting Risks to the Food Chain – Ag Abroad

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Food availability and food hygiene are compromised every day by diseases and pests that plague plants and animals as well as various types of contaminants. This happens on farms, in factories, at home, in fresh or sea water, in the open air and in the midst of dense forests. Whether in the form of pathogen, […]

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