Q fever outbreak affects people, goats in West
A Q fever outbreak affected goats on at least 16 farms in Washington and Montana and caused at least 15 human illnesses, federal
Groups want national henhousing law
An agreement between the Humane Society of the United States and the United Egg Producers will lead the groups to lobby for a federal law that
Research reduces guesswork of ape transfusions
As a newly minted zoo clinician in the early 1990s, Dr. Kathryn Gamble twice faced the possibility of transfusing gorillas.
Initiative, legislation compete to set hen housing standards
A ballot initiative in Washington state would outlaw use of cages that limit behaviors of egg-laying hens and cages that stack hens
Antimicrobial oversight could increase through VFDs
Veterinary oversight could become required for some antimicrobials currently available over the counter to livestock owners.
Turkeys slaughtered, depopulated due to avian flu
About 13,000 mature turkeys were sent to slaughter and 14,000 six-week-old turkeys were depopulated after infection with avian
FAO: H5N1 resurgence possible
International animal health authorities urged caution and preparedness in response to indications that highly pathogenic avian
Data show volume of antimicrobials sold
About 28.7 million pounds of antimicrobials were sold for use in food-producing animals in 2009, Food and Drug Administration data state