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Stories with subject: Livestock diseases
  • Expo takes precautions to prevent spread of virus 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An outbreak of a potentially deadly equine virus will mean some empty stalls at the upcoming Minnesota Horse Expo.

  • Montana aims to reduce elk from spreading disease 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:58 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners seeking to reduce the spread of disease to cattle will allow landowners to fence out and kill elk in the spring.

  • Panhandle rehearses to handle livestock disasters 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:13 pm
  • AMARILLO, Texas - Planners in the Texas Panhandle - a major region for cattle feedlots, hog production and the dairy industry - have completed an 18-month $1.4 million program to help minimize and survive natural or man-made disasters such as a major disease outbreak.

  • Vermont reports first case of swine virus 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 1:07 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont has seen its first case of a swine virus spreading across the country that kills nearly all the young pigs that catch it, said the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

  • Federal judge upholds bighorn protection plan 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:51 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge has ruled that a U.S. Forest Service plan to reduce domestic sheep grazing on the Payette National Forest by about 70 percent to protect bighorn sheep from diseases will remain in place.

  • Dakotas take precautions for pig virus, fair shows 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:52 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - A swine virus has prompted the cancellation of at least one 4H competition and forced other precautions at state and county fairs in North Dakota and South Dakota in an effort to limit its spread.

  • Vt. vet urges horse vaccines for EEE, West Nile 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 8:47 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont state veterinarian is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus.

  • Disease found in elk near Madison River 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 8:11 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - An animal disease surveillance program has found elk that have been exposed to brucellosis in an area of southwest Montana where infections previously had not been documented.