Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Update

Dan Georgia, Rabbits

(GDA/August 3, 2021) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits at a single Gwinnett County premise. This is the second confirmed case this year. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the virus and currently it does not appear to be linked to the Cobb …

Produce Safety Alliance

GDA Produce Safety Alliance to Hold In-Person Training Session

Dan Education, Georgia

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has announced they will hold an in-person Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training August 12 in Tifton. According to GDA Produce Safety Education and Outreach Coordinator Maggie Brown, sign up for that training event is underway. The Grower Training Course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement that requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm …

Veterinarian

Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle Appointed as Georgia’s Next State Veterinarian

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Georgia, Livestock

(ATLANTA/July 13, 2021) — Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has appointed Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle as Georgia’s next State Veterinarian, succeeding Dr. Robert Cobb, who retired in June 2021. Hennebelle has served as Assistant State Veterinarian since September of 2016. In her new role, Hennebelle will oversee the Animal Health Division of the Georgia Department of Agriculture while managing staff …

Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Update

Dan Georgia, Livestock, Rabbits

The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) in domestic rabbits at a single Cobb County premise. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of the virus and there are currently no other confirmed or suspect cases in Georgia. RHDV2 is a highly contagious Calicivirus that affects domestic rabbits, as …