• The number of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus cases is dropping according to reports from American and Canadian producers.

    Just five new cases have been found since April in Ontario. That is compared to the 60 cases identified between January and April, when the virus was first found in Ontario.

    USDA’s National Animal Health Laboratory Network reported that 53 tests for PEDv proved positive out of 672 conducted in the week ending Sept. 5th. That compares with 204 positives recorded in April.

    There is a concern however that cases may increase as cooler weather comes heading into the winter months.

  • Ketchum, ID has passed a resolution in support of wildlife co-existence which means they will not take lethal action to manage wolves in the Wood River Valley.

    Ranchers, environmentalists and biologists have since been working together to find and implement alternatives to killing wolves. It includes flagging, sound devices, even guard dogs, and those with the project have said its working, with sheep kills down.