How to make sure tailgate food safety is a touchdown

It’s the best time of the year – football season. And we all know what that means: tailgate. Avoid getting sidelined by foodborne illness by following the tips below.

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Going buffet-style at tailgate? Don’t leave food out for more than 2 hours. If it’s more than […]

CDC: West Nile virus cases jump 40 percent

More than 1,500 people have fallen ill after being infected with West Nile virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The mosquito-borne virus has killed 66 people. Officials have said this is the worst year for West Nile infections since the virus was detected in the U.S. in 1999, according to USA […]

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Food safety

5 of 7 E. coli cases in western New York linked; source a mystery – Food Safety News

Officials believe water is the source of the outbreak but don’t […]

Mosquito woes: Protecting horses from insect-borne illnesses

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

 

Mosquitoes are not just those little annoying insects that drive us crazy at dusk. Along with their painful bites, mosquitoes also can carry viruses that can cause deadly diseases in horses. Late summer into autumn is the time of […]

Part three: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the final post in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. To read part two on isolating horses, click here.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Rodent and […]

Part two: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the second in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. Part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Prevent contact

Many equine contagious diseases […]

Part one: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the first in a three part series on equine biosecurity. Part two will be posted Thursday and part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Biosecurity is a word that we often see written and […]

CDC: Number of H3N2v confirmed cases hits more than 220

The number of confirmed H3N2v infections, commonly known as swine flu, has jumped to more than 220 since July, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last week.

The confirmed cases still are believed to be associated with exposure to sick pigs, many through fair exhibitions. Symptoms are similar to […]

More cases of anthrax identified in Colorado cattle

Two more cases of anthrax have been confirmed in facilities near the Colorado ranch where a dead cow tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease.

No other animals or people in the facilities with the newest cases have symptoms of anthrax, according the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). Other facilities in the area […]

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More H3N2 influenza cases surface – Pork Network

More than 150 people in nine states have now been sickened with the H3N2v virus, commonly known as swine flu. Most […]