The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
African swine fever continues to devastate the global protein industry and spread throughout the world. Half of the world is in some stage of the battle with ASF. Papua New Guinea reported its first outbreak on Monday.
When it comes to ASF, National Pork Board chief veterinarian Dave Pyburn says there are four big questions producers ask him about this deadly virus in pigs that has exploded in parts of Asia and Europe.
The good news for U.S. pork producers is that ASF is still not in the Western Hemisphere, says National Pork Board chief veterinarian Dave Pyburn. But the bad news is, globally, the disease isn’t going away.
High-quality drinking water is an essential component for the health and efficient production of pigs, says Eric van Heugten, PhD, a professor in the Animal Science Department at North Carolina State University.
One of the most costly diseases facing the pork industry is caused by a virus that new research shows can be rendered harmless in a fraction of a second by a cold plasma reactor developed at the University of Michigan.
APHIS announces criteria they'll use to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries. This will help animal health officials prevent disease spread and support continued trade during disease outbreak.