Animal Health News

Thursday, July 22, 2021


(NY) An embryo-transfer calf was aborted at 236 days of gestation at a dairy farm that primarily uses embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, and artificial insemination for...


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

(NY) Two pregnant captive deer on a small farm in northern NY were found dead over the course of two weeks. They had shown signs of weight loss and hair loss prior to death. Field...


Thursday, March 25, 2021

New York (NY): Equine arbovirus cases are reported by the Cornell AHDC to regulatory agencies so that they may be captured in annual USDA-APHIS census data for the United States. This...


Monday, March 8, 2021


(NY) Three ducks were submitted for necropsy following sudden death due to exposure to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), more commonly known as Teflon©, a synthetic chemical that is highly...


Friday, February 26, 2021


New York: A flock of 150 dairy ewes were bred in the fall of 2020. Over the course of a 6-week period in January and February of 2021, there were 20 abortions, 5 stillbirths, and 3 small...


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

(New York) Selenium deficiency in equids: EDTA whole blood and serum samples from a 12-year-old Palomino horse and EDTA whole blood from two 15-year-old miniature donkeys with...


Tuesday, January 26, 2021


A 340-head dairy in New England experienced eight abortions in the dry cow pen in a two-week period. This is a closed herd that has not received vaccinations in many years. A Jersey bull...


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A farm in the northeast had a Holstein embryo transfer calf that presented with chronic diarrhea and progressive emaciation. The herd veterinarian suspected Haplotype for...


Monday, January 4, 2021


(New England) A dairy goat herd recently experienced a series of late term abortions in their doelings. These doelings produced brown vaginal discharge several days prior to abortion....


Thursday, November 12, 2020


(NY) A female, 3-month-old Ayrshire calf presented in late October for a 1-week history of inappetence, low-grade fever, and mucoid diarrhea. She was drooling excessively and was...


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