As we push for more production and more dollars our animals seem to be more likely to suffer from a variety of diseases.
Category: Animal Health
An effective vaccine against a parasite-borne disease called neosporosis may be a few steps closer to development, thanks to US scientists and cooperator.Neosporosis, caused by the parasite Neospora caninum, affects cattle worldwide. Infected animals often abort their calves and develop other debilitating complications that can cost producers millions of dollars every year. Animal scientist Wenbin [...]
Colorado State University researchers are working to perfect two short-term birth control methods that may eventually be injected by dart into wild animals such as elk, providing options for managing wildlife overpopulation in protected areas across the country. Wildlife overpopulation plagues state and national parks across the nation and world, with overcrowding from bison, deer, [...]
By Will VerbovenAnthrax is one of those hot words that strikes instant fear into many citizens. That fear seems to have come to the attention of real and wannabe terrorists and the usual collection of copycat nut cases – particularly after September 11th. Those warped individuals have been mailing Anthrax spores to various people [...]
By Trudi Baird 13 October 2001 — Leptospirosis is a serious disease and a real threat to both animals and humans. But, due to heightened media attention, farmers could be forgiven for thinking it is only a matter of time before their farm becomes infected with the disease. In reality, the disease is associated more [...]