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Johne's Disease

Johne's (YO-neez) disease is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. This bacterium...

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Part of the economic impact stems from production losses in intensive production systems, such as the dairy industry, where cattle may experience chronic...

Fowl Typhoid

Fowl typhoid is a highly contagious disease of poultry caused by the Salmonella gallinarum bacteria. The disease is spread through the droppings of infected...

Tularemia

Tularemia is an infectious disease of mammals, especially rabbits and small rodents, caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. F. tularensis can be...

Brucellosis

Brucellosis (contagious abortion) is an infectious disease of domestic livestock caused by the Brucella species of bacteria (B. abortus, B. melitensis, B....

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture was founded by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. The USDA began as a way to bring information to the nation's farming...

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or “mad cow disease” is a progressive brain disease of cattle. It is primarily associated with inclusion in cattle...

Farm Security Checklist

Is your farm or ranch protected against everyday crime? How about agroterrorism? The measures to take to protect your land and property from both types of...

It seems like we are seeing more and more natural disasters these days and I am concerned about the safety of my family in the event we have a natural disaster where I live. What should I do to make sure we are prepared?

Your home disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days. Keep this kit in a designated place and have it...

Scrapie

Scrapie is a fatal contagious disease of sheep and goats that causes degeneration of the central nervous system. Scrapie is contracted early in life and is...

Asian Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Asian longhorn beetle (ALB), a native of China and Korea, was first discovered in the U.S. on Long Island in New York in 1996. ALB is found in deciduous...

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug (Maconellicoccus hirstutus)

Pink hibiscus mealybug (PHM) can infect more than 300 plant species including hibiscus, citrus, coffee, sugarcane, plums, guava, mango, and several species...

Avian Influenza and Food Safety

Human infections of avian influenza have resulted from direct contact with poultry. Many people are concerned about consuming poultry meat and eggs. It is...

Peste des Petits Ruminants

Peste des petits ruminants is a contagious disease of sheep and goats that is similar to Rinderpest. The disease is spread through inhalation of droplets...

Classical Swine Fever (CSF)

In the US, Classical Swine Fever (aka Hog Cholera) is considered a foreign animal disease. Where it exists around the world, it affects only pigs and wild...

Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD)

Swine Vesicular Disease (SVD) is a highly contagious viral disease of pigs that is clinically indistinguishable from Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The virus...

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) is an infectious disease of cattle caused by the Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides bacteria. CBPP causes inflammation and...

Government Response to Potential AI Outbreak

In the event that HPAI prevention efforts fail to stop the introduction of disease into this country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and...

Avian Influenza The Virus

"H1N1 navbox" by Cybercobra at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via CommonsAvian Influenza viruses are named according to the nature of two groups...

Avian Influenza and Commercial Flocks

Photo taken by the Chesapeake Bay Program. This image has been altered from it's original form. Most commercial flocks, such as those in the United States...

Flu Pandemics Since 1900 (Spanish flu, Asian flu and Hong Kong flu)

The Spanish influenza pandemic was an unprecedented catastrophe. It is estimated that 20 to 40 percent of the worldwide human population became ill and that...

Preventing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the US

 Photo by: Stephen AusmusThe United States is the world’s largest producer and exporter of poultry meat and the second-largest egg producer. The total U.S....

Protecting Yourself and Others from Avian Influenza

 Open bird market.Avian influenza (AI) infections are currently rare in humans, but a mutation of the virus could result in more human cases. The first line...

Medications Used in the Prevention and Treatment of AI

There are two groups of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antiviral drugs available for prevention and treatment of influenza in people:...

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