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Twice in all of history, humans have managed to eradicate a devastating disease. You've heard of the first one, I suspect: smallpox. But rinderpest?

Enlisting nomadic African herders finally helped the world eliminate the cattle plague rinderpest. But the veterinarians, who had the power to shut the program down, had to be rewarded for success, too.

Epidemiology allowed for this mapping of routes of the Bluetongue Virus (BTV) in both domestic and wild ruminants (cattle, goats, horse, sheep, etc.) through Europe

Epidemiology allowed for this mapping of routes of the Bluetongue Virus (BTV) in both domestic and wild ruminants (cattle, goats, horse, sheep, etc.

#goatvet likes this article about goat handling & the need to have a good system

Article about goat handling & the need to have a good system

#goatvet says while this photo is of sheep, there are others of goats on this Malaysian farm

says while this photo is of sheep, there are others of goats on this Malaysian farm

Krispy Kreme Finally Returns to Houston After Nearly a Decade  - Delish.com

Huge News For Krispy Kreme Lovers

The biological warfare against Ethiopia by the Italians in1887 using a devastating cattle virus   When the Italians were preparing to colonize Ethiopia and Somalia and were encroaching on Ethiopian territory starting from the coast in the Red Sea, they had an in genius idea of softening up the resistance from Ethiopians that was becoming increasingly fierce against them.  In 1887, they imported two cows from Bombay known to be infected by the rinderpest virus which never existed in African…

The biological warfare against Ethiopia by the Italians in1887 using a devastating cattle virus When the Italians were preparing to colonize Ethiopia and Somalia and were encroaching on Ethiopian territory starting from the coast in the Red Sea, they had an in genius idea of softening up the resistance from Ethiopians that was becoming increasingly fierce against them. In 1887, they imported two cows from Bombay known to be infected by the rinderpest virus which never existed in African…

MICHAEL WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure square feet.

LIVESTOCK DISEASES: 'Deadly rinderpest virus today declared eradicated from the earth–"greatest achievement in veterinary medicine"', ILRI News Blog, 28 Jun 2011

Deadly rinderpest virus today declared eradicated from the earth–‘greatest achievement in veterinary medicine’

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure 100x100 square feet...

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure 100x100 square feet...

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure 100x100 square feet...

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure 100x100 square feet...

What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?-A good article but I think the food issue still needs tweaking by its members to more closely resemble its doctrine.

What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney eats ice cream from Millie's on the run before a fundraising event earlier this month in Nantucket, Mass. - What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Wild diseases: Threats concern Montana wildlife officials - finding 100's of dead deer at a time along Musselshell River. Disease-bluetongue or its near-cousin, epizootic hemorrhagic disease, sylvatic plague, brucellosis, chytrid, chronic wasting disease, and West Nile Virus threatens to reduce the populations of wild mammals, birds, and reptiles across Montana, Wyoming and other regions in U.S.

Jared Jansen remembers traveling into the field to fix fence on his father’s ranch southwest of Lavina and coming across 20 to 30 dead deer spread out in a coulee.

Dr. Walter Plowright was recognized with the 1999 World Food Prize for his development of tissue culture rinderpest vaccine (TCRV), the key element in the quest to eliminate rinderpest, or cattle plague, from farms and herds worldwide. Rinderpest is a disease of cattle, buffaloes, some pigs, and numerous species of wild ungulates. The virus has caused tremendous havoc among livestock through much of human history until strict controls were accepted in the late 18th century.

Plowright - The World Food Prize - Improving the Quality, Quantity and Availability of Food in the World

How is it possible that people in farm country have a hard time finding food? In short, food deserts are complicated.

Welcome to the food deserts of rural America

How is it possible that people in farm country have a hard time finding food? In short, food deserts are complicated.

MICHAEL WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY

German photographer Michael Wolf takes 100 pictures of 100 Hong Kong homes which measure square feet.

Why Wal-Mart and Other Retail Chains May Not Fix the Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

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