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2011-10-06 11:11:03

Scientists of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITG) have developed a molecular technique to easily and dependably identify the biting midges that spread bluetongue disease. Until know this identification was a problem. The technology helps to understand how the disease spreads, and how to control it. They report in the journal Medical and Veterinary Entomology. Bluetongue primarily affects sheep, but also cattle and other ruminants. It is not dangerous to people, but it causes...

2011-08-01 19:44:19

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have taken a step towards producing better vaccines against Bluetongue "“ an important disease of livestock - after successfully assembling the virus outside a cell. This research, published today (1 August 2011) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could provide scientists with the tools to develop vaccines with useful new properties. Professor Polly Roy of London School...

2010-01-05 14:40:55

'Major and unprecedented' epidemic spread through Europe due to climate change Scientists from the Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright, UK Met Office and the Jersey State Veterinary Service and Jersey Meteorological Department, are working together on an early-warning system to help defend cattle against the spread of 'bluetongue' disease, reveals a study published today in Weather. The team is fusing meteorological data with ecological information to anticipate when disease carrying...

2009-11-25 06:32:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Veterinary Vaccines - A World Market Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164219/Veterinary-Vaccines---A-World-Market-Analysis.html The raising of livestock is critical to world food production. Pest and disease control and general animal health aspects are gaining enhanced importance in animal management programs, which in turn predict a bright future for the...

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2009-05-25 13:23:05

The world's top agency for animal health said on Monday that climate change is widening viral disease among farm animals, expanding the spread of some microbes that are also a known risk to humans, AFP reported. A survey of 126 member-states found 71 percent were "extremely concerned" about the expected impact of climate change on animal disease, according to The World Animal Health Organization"”known as OIE, an acronym of its name in French. Among those surveyed, 58 percent said they...

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2009-03-31 09:40:00

Global warming could have chilling consequences for European livestock, warned Professor Peter Mertens from the Institute for Animal Health, at this week's meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Harrogate. Since 1998, rising temperatures have led to outbreaks of bluetongue (BT) across most of Europe, which have killed over 2 million ruminants (mainly sheep). The outbreak (the largest on record) caused by Bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8), which started in the Netherlands and...

2009-02-06 08:58:57

Ever since scientists first proposed that our planet might be experiencing widespread climate change, concerns have been raised about its implications for the spread of arboviruses "“ viruses carried by arthropods such as mosquitoes, midges and ticks. However, while alterations in temperature and rainfall are important factors in making new territory hospitable to an invading arbovirus, many other forces also play significant parts in new patterns of viral emergence.That's the message...

2008-11-06 03:00:20

Worldwide license agreement expands the Company's veterinary assay portfolio and aims to contain future outbreaks of the devastating viral disease Venlo, The Netherlands - November 6, 2008 - QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) has announced today that it has entered into a worldwide exclusive partnership with the Institute for Animal Health (IAH), a leading research and diagnostics institution for infectious diseases of farm animals. Pursuant to the...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By Sam Wood BEEF farmers have launched an attack on Government plans to have the industry fund its Animal Health Control Programme. The National Beef Association (NBA) say Defra's contentious plans to fund its new plans for animal health control in England through a headage tax on farm stock are wrong. It describes a plan for a new levy as a lazy way of raising revenue and wants Defra to find the money by reducing the cost of the programmes. NBA director Kim Haywood said: "Instead...

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2008-08-27 13:55:00

Scientists in the UK have found a way to quickly identify livestock at risk from infection through airborne transmission of the foot-and-mouth virus.Combining weather and livestock information collected during the 1967 UK foot-and-mouth outbreak has created a simple risk mode, researchers said.The scientists suggest it may be possible to automate the system.The control of foot-and-mouth outbreaks is of global socio-economic importance. Foot-and-mouth is a highly contagious disease of...


Latest Bluetongue disease Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:45:59

Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...

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2011-01-05 13:39:49

Bluetongue disease is a viral disease that is non-contagious, non-zoonotic, and insect-borne. It is mainly found in sheep and less commonly in cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope. It is not transmissible to humans. The virus is pathogenic, part of the genus Orbivirus, and is a member of the Reoviridae family. With 24 serotypes the virus can cause serious disease in livestock. Due to its seriousness BTV has received extensive research for the last three decades and is...

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