Hopefully after Dr. Lee’s series of Goatcasts, you are seriously entertaining the thought of adding goats to your operation. There are many benefits to having goats, ranging from pasture management to home-raised milk. However, there is a particular zoonotic disease to remember.
The US is currently battling another foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak. Virulent Newcastle Disease (VND) made its way into southern California and continues to spread. Newcastle Disease is considered to be one of the most important poultry diseases worldwide. The disease was first discovered in Indonesia in 1926. Newcastle Disease is caused by an avian Continue Reading
It has been a very active summer for emerging disease outbreaks across the globe. The US has had two outbreaks thus far and is bracing for a third. Backyard poultry flocks have been scourged with Virulent Newcastle Disease, and commercial turkey flocks are fighting Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza. On the heels of these outbreaks, the Continue Reading