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Stories with subject: Livestock diseases
  • 2 horses in Illinois diagnosed with equine herpes virus 
    Updated: May-26-15 11:16 am

    WARRENVILLE, Illinois - State agriculture officials say two horses from a northeastern Illinois stable tested positive this month for the contagious equine herpes virus.

  • Nebraska landfill rejects bird carcasses from Iowa 
    Updated: May-12-15 4:35 pm

    JACKSON, Nebraska - A private Nebraska landfill won't take dead chickens and turkeys killed in Iowa due to bird flu after environmental officials raised concerns that transporting the carcasses could expose poultry farms along the route to the disease.

  • Different bird flu strain detected in Indiana backyard flock 
    Updated: May-11-15 3:49 pm

    COLUMBIA CITY, Indiana - Bird flu has been found in a backyard poultry flock in northeastern Indiana, and it's the first time the specific strain in question has been detected in the central U.S., animal health officials said Monday.

  • 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.