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  • Sugarcane disease new to La found in 2 fields

    July 10, 2012 6:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter says a sugarcane fungus new to Louisiana has been identified in two fields. It's called orange rust. Plant pathologist Jeff Hoy says sugarcane experts had expected the wind-borne fungus earlier since it was first identified in the United States five years ago... more »
  • Mystery disease in Cambodia kills 61 children

    July 4, 2012 9:47 AM

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Health officials in Cambodia are searching for the cause of a disease that has killed more than 60 children. The Health Ministry and the World Health Organization said in a statement Wednesday that they are investigating the severe respiratory disease which also has neurological symptoms.... more »
  • Drought brings outbreak of horse disease

    April 17, 2012 9:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Agriculture officials in Arkansas and Louisiana have warned veterinarians to watch for signs of a potentially fatal horse disease if there's another drought this year. The disease is often called pigeon fever because basketball-sized abscesses in the chest and abdomen can give horses a pigeon-breasted... more »
  • Youngsville Boy Suffers from Mysterious Illness

    April 13, 2011 6:13 PM

    13-month-old Kael Landry was born with several rare conditions, including dwarfism, epilepsy and heart problems. But after countless trips to the ER, Intensive Care Unit and appointments with specialists, doctors still don't know exactly what is wrong with young Kael. KATC's Maddie Garrett brings you his story, and his... more »
  • LSU AgCenter Vaccine Fights Against Cattle Disease

    February 1, 2011 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
  • Citrus disease has been found in Louisiana

    August 25, 2010 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sweet orange scab, a citrus disease recently discovered in Texas, has made its way to Louisiana. tstU AgCenter plant pathologist Don Ferrin says the disease was confirmed Aug. 20 on samples from a residential lime tree in New Orleans. Ferrin says fruits are only susceptible... more »
  • New Citrus Disease Approaching Louisiana

    August 17, 2010 6:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State agriculture experts are asking citrus growers to be on the lookout for sweet orange scab of citrus caused by a fungus and recently found on a satsuma tree in Orange, Texas, about 3.5 miles west of the Louisiana border. Previously, this disease had only... more »
  • Know Family HIstory to Save Your Heart

    February 15, 2010 1:47 PM

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so for "Heart Month" find out your family history-- it could save your life. One heart surgery patient at Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Francis "Jeb" Guidry, says his family has "the Guidry heart"-- a history of serious heart... more »
  • Update: Louisiana H1N1

    December 30, 2009 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to anyone in the general public starting Monday, January 4, 2010, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today. The department has already alerted H1N1 vaccine providers statewide that they may begin offering H1N1 vaccinations to the general public... more »
  • Acadiana Representative to White House on AIDS

    December 16, 2009 2:25 PM

    The Obama administration is working on a national AIDS policy, and a handful of representatives from across the country were chosen to help. A local man was chosen by the Office of National AIDS Policy after they had heard of his hard work over the past decade. Acadiana C.A.R.E.S. director... more »
  • OGHS celebrates national respiratory week

    November 4, 2009 2:50 PM

    Opelousas General Health System celebrated National Respiratory week, October 26th - October 30th. The respiratory staff provided educational material to the community on respiratory diseases such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD) etc. They also celebrated with a banquet for the Respiratory Department. Pictured is the... more »
  • La. horse owners put on alert for equine disease

    October 27, 2009 2:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Horse owners, beware. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says a tick-borne disease has shown up in Texas and that horse owners in Louisiana should be on the alert. The disease is called equine piroplasmosis, or EP for short. It's a tick-borne disease caused by microscopic... more »

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