French farmers demand action against wolves killing livestock

Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern¬†France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves. The demonstrators gathered more than 3,000 sheep, about a hundred cattle and a few horses in a field to represent the number of animals killed by wolves in France in […]

Genetic diversity and phylogeography of highly zoonotic Echinococcus granulosus genotype G1 in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico) based on 8279 bp of mtDNA

*Staff Note* – Although this is a study for purchase, some readers may be interested in its content. Abstract Echinococcus granulosus is a taeniid cestode and the etiological agent of an infectious zoonotic disease known as cystic echinococcosis (CE) or hydatid disease. CE is a serious public health concern in many parts of the world, […]

Misrepresentation of Facts for Political Gain

In a recent opinion piece discovered in an American newspaper, the writer stated: “…nearly 98 percent of all livestock losses are from birth defects, illness, injuries, and natural disasters…” If true, then 2% of all livestock losses are from other causes. What other causes? This statement is quite misleading and does nothing actually to inform […]

Hydatid Cysts Found Heavily Infesting the Lungs of a Recently Harvested Elk

The below photos are gruesome but importantly relevant to residents and hunters in the Northern Rocky Mountain region, as well as all regions of this country where wild canines exist. These photos were taken of the lungs from an elk that was recently killed during an elk hunt, archery I believe, somewhere just northeast of […]