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K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent

MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Livestock producers in the United States should be cautious but not overly fearful of bluetongue virus, according to a veterinary laboratory director at Kansas State University. Gary Anderson, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory ...

Dutch farm in the blues after an attack by the Bluetongue virus

The Dutch Government has stopped exports of live sheep, cattle and goats following the attack of the virulent bluetongue virus on a farm in Kerkrade. Agriculture// officials are baffled by this development as the virus is commonly found only in the Mediterranean regions. The only saving grace is th...

Academic Leader Joins Medical Management International Board of Directors

...f Veterinary Medicine, University of California , Davis since 1996. He has been involved in key discoveries about food animal viruses -- including the bluetongue virus --developmental immunology, congenital infections and food safety, and has produced more than 280 peer-review publications. Dr. Osburn earned hi...

Schering-Plough Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter of 2008

...BS animal health business. Animal Health sales benefited from growth in all geographic regions. In Europe, the company recently launched a vaccine for bluetongue disease (Bovilis BTV8), which has seen increasing market penetration. The company has also had a successful recent launch of NORVAX Compact PD, a pate...
Bluetongue in Biological News

Midge-hunting scientists tackle spread of devastating bluetongue virus

Scientists at the BBSRC-funded Institute for Animal Health (IAH) are stepping up the battle against the devastating and economically damaging bluetongue virus. By combining ingenious ways to trap and monitor midges with cutting edge computer modelling and weather predictions the IAH team are gain...

K-State Veterinary Lab routinely tests for bluetongue virus

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Livestock producers in the United States should be cautious but not overly fearful of bluetongue virus, according to a veterinary laboratory director at Kansas State University. Gary Anderson, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, said strains of the vi...

Researchers examine role of climate change in disease spread

...us, Chikungunya virus, Rift Valley fever virus and bluetongue virus. "There's no doubt that during the past ...n the lion's share of the credit for the spread of bluetongue virus. The midge-borne virus can cause fatal disea...o move north. Today, borne by other midge species, bluetongue has spread to 12 European countries. "There are...

Toll of climate change on world food supply could be worse than thought

...f most projections. One of the new PNAS studies, Crop and Pasture Response to Climate Change, says that more recent modeling suggests cattle ticks and bluetongue (a viral disease of sheep and cattle) will move outward from the tropics to areas such as southern Australia. Other new models suggest that higher tem...
Bluetongue in Biological Technology

Schering-Plough Reports Financial Results for 2009 Second Quarter

...orable foreign exchange impact). The sales decline was a result of the overall economic environment, difficult comparisons against the 2008 launch of bluetongue vaccine and the impact of 2008 product divestitures. Consumer Health Care sales were $381 million in the 2009 second quarter, down 5 percent...

Wyeth Reports Earnings Results for the 2008 Third Quarter and First Nine Months

...rldwide Animal Health net revenue increased 11% for the third quarter of 2008 due primarily to higher sales of livestock products, driven by ZULVAC(R) bluetongue vaccine, equine products and the favorable impact of foreign exchange. For the 2008 first nine months, net revenue increased 8% due primarily to highe...

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Outlines Strength of the Combination

... First batch of bluetongue Bovilis BTV8 vaccine released to supply Northern ...ed the first batch of Bovilis BTV8 vaccine against bluetongue to supply in Northern Europe. The animal health co... Animal Health has now released the first batch of bluetongue vaccine for sheep and cattle, Bovilis BTV8, fulfil...
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