Recent News for Zoonotic Diseases
November 09, 2007
The Bureau of Land Management will reopen its National Wild Horse and Burro center north of Reno, Nev., on Nov. 13, the agency said Thursday.
The center in Palomino Valley was voluntarily closed to the public on Sept. 26 as a precaution... Read More
October 12, 2007
Wild horses at the Nevada Bureau of Land Management's Palomino Valley Center are improving after 156 died or were euthanatized due to a range of illnesses, including an outbreak of salmonella that prompted BLM officials to
October 06, 2007
Antibiotics and synthetic antibacterial drugs have revolutionized the ability to treat bacterial infections in human and animal patients. These drugs deserve careful use to preserve and optimize their effectiveness. Deciding on a treatment plan... Read More
October 05, 2007
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine was awarded a grant to develop rabies vaccine.... Read More
October 01, 2007
The National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS), a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, conducts various animal health studies. NAHMS conducted specific studies of equine health and management during 1998 and... Read More
September 25, 2007
It sounds like the plot for a scary B-movie: Germs go into space on a rocket and come back stronger and deadlier than ever. Except, it really happened.
September 21, 2007
State health officials and wildlife experts have no answer for a worrisome statistic: The number of rabies cases in Illinois this year is the highest on record.
So far, there have been 99 confirmed rabies cases among bats--almost double the... Read More
September 12, 2007
For the first time in nearly 10 years, rabies has been found in a dog in Louisiana, state Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom said in a news release.
The dog was... Read More
September 07, 2007
The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) is urging residents to ensure their pets, livestock, and horses have been vaccinated against rabies. Rabies cases have reached an all-time high, with 169 animal cases this year compared to 49 animal... Read More
September 06, 2007
August 30, 2007
Eight cows in Sheridan County, Mont., died from anthrax last week, and state livestock officials said more cases could follow.
The dead cows were... Read More
August 28, 2007
Keep your boots, long johns and snow shovels handy this winter if you live in the East, the Farmers' Almanac's forecast suggests. Residents of the West, however, can look forward to a milder winter this time around.
"Mother Nature is going... Read More
August 27, 2007
A Thoroughbred veterinarian infected by the killer Hendra virus was admitted to a hospital in Queensland Aug. 27. The vet contracted the virus after performing an autopsy on a Thoroughbred in his clinic last week.
There are reportedly... Read More
August 20, 2007
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits in August to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of southwestern New