• agriculture 2020-02-09 13:42

    Annual agricultural production anticipated to rise 6m tons

    TEHRAN- Iran’s annual agricultural production is predicted to rise six million tons to 128 million tons in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 19, 2020), ILNA reported, quoting Mohammad-Ali Tahmasbi, the deputy agriculture minister for gardening affairs.

  • Will aflatoxins pose serious health risks to humans and livestock? 2020-01-22 17:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will aflatoxins pose serious health risks to humans and livestock?

    TEHRAN – Milk have always been an important source of calcium and protein for the human, while different contaminants such as aflatoxin can be found in milk mostly due to high aflatoxin exposure through livestock feed, now the question arises that does it pose a serious health threat to humans and livestock?

  • vaccine 2019-07-16 21:44

    25 new vaccines to be produced by March

    TEHRAN- Eight human vaccines and 17 livestock vaccines will be produced by the end of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 19), announced the secretary of biotech development center (BioDC) at science and technology vice-presidency. 

  • nomads 2019-07-10 11:03

    Mobile health centers for nomads to increase

    TEHRAN- The number of mobile health centers for nomads will be increased, announced Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi. 

  • crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever 2019-07-09 20:48

    Five died of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever since March 

    TEHRAN- Since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21), 54 people have been diagnosed with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and five of them lost their lives, said Behzad Amiri, head of zoonotic diseases department at the ministry of health. 

  • Crimean-Congo fever 2019-05-28 22:02

    Crimean-Congo fever prevalence cut to half  

    TEHRAN- The prevalence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the country has reduced to half, said the Director of Communicable Diseases Department at the Ministry of Health. 

  • Charity foundation donates livestock to flood victims 2019-04-30 21:05

    Charity foundation donates livestock to flood victims

    TEHRAN — Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam has donated some 1,500 livestock to flood victims in the northeastern province of Golestan on Sunday. 

  • Ovine rinderpest outbreak reported in southeastern Iran 2018-07-14 09:32

    Ovine rinderpest outbreak reported in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN — An outbreak of ovine rinderpest, a contagious disease of cattle, sheep, and goats, has occurred in the southeastern province of Kerman, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • poultry-livestock 2017-12-26 09:01

    Exports of livestock, poultry products up 7% in 8 months yr/yr

    TEHRAN - Exports from Iran’s livestock and poultry industry during the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-November 21) increased by seven percent compared to last year’s same period.

  • Life, love, livestock  2017-01-08 10:51

    Life, love, livestock 

    Avaz Galan, 55, is a horse breeder living in Raz and Jargalan, North Khorasan province. His father was an immigrant from Turkmenistan. Avaz lost his wife eight years ago and now he is living with his two daughters, Zeinab and Khadijeh, his old aunt, Shah-Soltan, and his two nephews, Mohammad and Ahmad.  Zeinab, 19, and Khadijeh, 23, are like mothers to Ahmad and Mohammad who lost their father to hepatitis and their mother left years ago. Shah-Soltan is a pretty old widow who is paralyzed and is suffering vision loss due to cataract and has been living with Avaz’s family since her husband died.  Despite all the hardships and the sever poverty Avaz loves horse breeding and has a deep affection for horses. He has devoted his life to his fondness for his job and currently he owns seven horses. However, he can’t afford a stable for his horses so he keeps his horses kilometers away from his house and visits them twice a day. He feeds them by the wild grasses grown in nature. He earns an honest living by selling the mares’ foals. Tehran Times / Laleh Khajoei

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-10-19 17:49

    Picture of the day

    A group of young A group of young veterinarians voluntarily travels to remote rural areas nationwide, providing free of charge healthcare services and medications to the livestock. (Tehran Times/Mojtaba Heidari)

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-10-08 17:57

    Picture of the day

    Tribes in the southern province of Fars lead a pastoral life in the meadows and earn a living by raising livestock and using their products. (Tasnim/Hossein Khosravi)