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Stories with subject: Livestock diseases
  • Bird flu virus raises questions scientists working to answer story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 10:55 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - It's been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in the Midwest alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that's endangered turkey and egg-laying chicken populations that supply much of the nation.

  • Virus reported in horses in Grant, Otero counties 
    Updated: May-01-15 9:49 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Animal health officials say there are two confirmed cases of an infectious viral disease that afflicts livestock.

  • U of Vermont team gets grant to study animal biosecurity 
    Updated: May-01-15 4:05 am

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A team from the University of Vermont is helping lead a five-year $7.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look for ways to reduce the impact of catastrophic disease outbreaks within the livestock industry.

  • Dairy cow herd in Alpena County tests positive for bovine TB 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 7:53 am

    LACHINE, Michigan - A medium-sized herd of dairy cows in Michigan's northeastern Lower Peninsula has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis, according to the state.

  • Connecticut urged to consider euthanizing rescued goats story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 8:43 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - After rescuing dozens of neglected, malnourished goats this winter, the state of Connecticut is being asked whether the costs involved in their care are worth keeping them alive.

  • With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:46 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.

  • A primer on the bird flu affecting Midwest poultry flocks story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-15 5:43 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Scientists believe 70-degree temperatures will kill the deadly bird flu virus - and the change in weather can't come fast enough for producers in some Midwestern states struggling to contain a virulent strain that has doomed nearly 6.7 million turkeys and chickens since March. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:

  • No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 5:31 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple.