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Bison Populations Can Be Restored After Removal From Infected Herds
2014-02-28 14:23:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About half of the Bison in Yellowstone National Park test positive for exposure to brucellosis, a bacterium that causes pregnant animals to prematurely abort their young. According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, non-infected bison can be safely removed from an infected herd and used to start new herds. The study represents a promising future for an animal that...

2013-12-17 23:21:00

Zoetis resumes distribution of canine diagnostic test. Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Zoetis announced today the relaunch of D-Tec® CB, a rapid slide agglutination test for detection of canine brucellosis in dogs. With its return, veterinarians will once again be able to confirm canine brucellosis negative status in approximately two minutes rather than send samples to a lab and wait two or three days for results. Zoetis acquired the test in 2010 as part of its...

2013-08-21 23:00:47

Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) are nearing completion of the first human Brucella vaccine aimed at combatting the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease that causes high fever and incapacitation. College Station, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) are nearing completion of the first human Brucella vaccine aimed at combatting the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease...

2012-07-05 10:21:12

Maps reveal animal-borne disease as heavy burden for 1 billion of world's poor; new evidence on zoonotic emerging disease hotspots in US and Western Europe A new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever finds that an "unlucky" 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year. The vast majority occur in low- and middle-income countries. The report, which was conducted by the International...

2012-05-30 11:14:08

Scientists at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have evaluated the effect of treatment with antibiotics and vaccination in controlling Q fever in sheep flocks. This disease mainly causes abortions, although it can also lead to premature births, low weight and weakness in newborn lambs. The control of this disease is of great importance in animal production, as it spreads easily among the animals and causes significant economic losses, and mainly...

2012-04-11 10:32:26

A North Carolina State University study shows that, for the first time since testing began several years ago, feral pigs in North Carolina have tested positive for Brucella suis, an important and harmful bacteria that can be transmitted to people. The bacteria are transmitted to humans by unsafe butchering and consumption of undercooked meat. Clinical signs of brucellosis, the disease caused by the bacteria, in people are fairly non-specific and include persistent flu-like symptoms. The...

2012-03-09 10:51:26

The term "bush meat" conjures up images of exotic animals hunted by men in traditional dress using handmade weapons. But in reality, bush meat is a lot closer to our North American venison, quail, and pheasant – game hunted legally using modern weapons. Residents of northern Botswana prize wild buffalo as their favored bush meat. Now a study led by Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, indicates that buffalo may be an...

Image 1 - Scientists Crack Medieval Bone Code
2012-01-04 04:58:34

Two teams of Michigan State University researchers — one working at a medieval burial site in Albania, the other at a DNA lab in East Lansing — have shown how modern science can unlock the mysteries of the past. The scientists are the first to confirm the existence of brucellosis, an infectious disease still prevalent today, in ancient skeletal remains. The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, suggest brucellosis has been endemic to...

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2011-02-04 09:35:00

Conservation groups are appealing to a federal judge to stop the proposed killing of nearly 400 bison that have wandered away from Yellowstone National Park, many of which may need to be slaughtered in order to stop the spread of the disease brucellosis. Workers captured 47 additional animals at the Montana Border on Thursday, according to Matthew Brown of the Associated Press (AP). Those animals were leaving an area of the park designated for them in search of food, Brown says, but fear of...

2010-07-15 15:38:31

Armed with dart guns and medical pellets, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are vaccinating bison in and around Yellowstone National Park against brucellosis. Researchers from the ARS National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa, are using a vaccine known as RB51. By vaccinating the wild bison, scientists hope to prevent the disease from spreading to nearby livestock. Currently, no cattle herds in the U.S. are known to be infected, although some near Yellowstone have been...


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