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Stories with subject: Livestock diseases
  • Nebraska company to ship beef to Israel, officials say 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:06 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska authorities say a Hastings company will be sending the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since Israel banned U.S. beef imports more than a dozen years ago.

  • Indiana to lift most bird flu-related restrictions soon 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 4:37 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Animal health officials monitoring the bird flu outbreak in southwestern Indiana say they will lift most restrictions in two weeks if ongoing testing finds no additional infections.

  • Agriculture: No new horse virus cases reported in Illinois 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:50 am

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say they haven't received any new reports of equine herpes virus which sickened eight horses last week at Bartlett's Sunset Hill Farm.

  • Sunland Park racing suspended because of equine virus 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:35 am

    EL PASO, Texas - A horse racing track near the border of New Mexico and Texas has been shut down for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of a disease.

  • Q&A: Details about what's next in bird flu response efforts 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 10:26 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a "last resort" of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu outbreak. Testing and monitoring will continue for weeks to determine if the outbreak of the H7N8 viral strain is contained. That strain is different from one that led to the deaths of more than 48 million birds last summer.

  • Virus found in 5 horses at Sunland Park Racetrack 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 7:47 pm

    SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico - The New Mexico Livestock Board and state Racing Commission are working with Sunland Park Racetrack to control a virus found in five horses.

  • Yellowstone chief: bison slaughters to continue for now 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 10:30 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - Large numbers of migrating Yellowstone National Park bison are likely to face slaughter for at least the next couple of winters as officials weigh changes to a 15-year-old agreement that drives the practice, the park's superintendent said.

  • Trich disease diagnosed in another South Dakota cattle herd 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 12:11 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - A reproductive disease of cattle has been found in another South Dakota herd.