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Article from Lancaster Farming: United States Department of Agriculture Mandates Influenza Testing for Interstate Shipment of Dairy Cattle

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Mandates Influenza Testing for Interstate Shipment of Dairy Cattle Lancaster Farming Staff, April 24, 2024 USDA will require dairy cattle to receive a negative test for influenza A before interstate shipment. The move was announced Wednesday and will go into effect April 29. The testing rule applies to lactating […]

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Update from United States Department of Agriculture: H5N1 Influenza A Virus Genetic Sequences Published on publicly available site

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publishes H5N1 Influenza A Virus Genetic Sequences on publicly available site USDA Staff, April 21, 2024 Today, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) National Veterinary Services Laboratories made available 239 genetic sequences from the U.S. H5N1 clade 2.3.4.4b influenza virus recently found in samples associated with the […]

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Louisiana News Report: Know the difference between kennel cough and mysterious dog illness; how grooming spas are upping cleaning protocols

Know the difference between kennel cough and mysterious dog illness; how grooming spas are upping cleaning protocols By Cali Hubbard, December 11, 2023 BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – An infectious respiratory disease among dogs has been reported in at least 16 states, not including Louisiana. As more people look to board their dogs ahead of the holidays, […]

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A Food Safety News Report: Preventing foodborne illnesses can help keep super bugs at bay

Preventing foodborne illnesses can help keep super bugs at bay By Cookson Beecher on November 20, 2023 Encouraging news about progress in the ongoing battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is highlighted in a landmark report recently released by the World Organisation for Animal Health. This comes at an especially good time with Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week running from Nov. 18-24. […]

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Sun Journal Article: Local therapy dogs worked overtime to respond to crisis

Local therapy dogs worked overtime to respond to crisis by Andrew Rice, November 19, 2023 LEWISTON — After responding to as many locations as possible following the Oct. 25 mass shooting, Oliver, the 1½-year-old golden retriever, essentially slept for two straight days. Oliver’s handler, Katrina White, said Oliver is hardly ever tired, but that “after […]

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