Monday, February 19, 2024
Bird flu detected in commercial poultry in East Yorkshire, UK
The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed the presence of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in commercial poultry near Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire, UK, BBC News reported.
Monday, February 19, 2024
WHO adds new categories to list of critical antimicrobials for human health
The World Health Organization (WHO) this month updated its list of medically important antimicrobials for use in human medicine, adding new categories based on their importance in human medicine, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) risk and the ...
Friday, February 16, 2024
Philippines' urges foreign suppliers of ASF vaccines to secure local FDA approval
The Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DA) is urging foreign suppliers of African swine fever (ASF) vaccines to secure approval from the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as part of the necessary government processes, Philip ...
Friday, February 16, 2024
Northern Ireland vets warn proposed bTB compensation cuts could be unfair
A body representing Northern Ireland veterinarians has voiced concerns over proposed cuts to compensation rates for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), labelling them as potentially unfair to farmers, BBC News reported.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Renaissance BioScience and VIDO collaborate on yeast-based solution for swine health
Renaissance BioScience (RBSC) has entered a strategic partnership with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organisation (VIDO), focusing on cutting-edge yeast-based technology to address key health concerns in swine and piglets, Farm Journal ...
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Investment firm PRIMECAP Management boosts stake in Elanco Animal Health
Investment firm PRIMECAP Management recently expanded its stake in Elanco Animal Health Inc, a major player in the animal health sector, Yahoo! Finance reported.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Around 13,000 chickens in Kagoshima, Japan, put down following detection of bird flu
The prefectural government of Kagoshima, Japan, announced on February 11 that around 13,000 chickens in Minami-Satsuma were culled after DNA testing found cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza at a poultry farm that raises chickens ...
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
ASF outbreak detected in Cagayan, Philippines
The Provincial Veterinary Office in Cagayan, Philippines confirmed the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the towns of Penablanca and Alcala, raising concerns about the spread of the highly contagious disease, GMA News reported.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Japan employs sniffer dogs to stop entry of meat products as fear of ASF looms
Quarantine officials in Japan were using sniffer dogs to stop travelers bringing in meat products to the country as part of stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) that is sweeping Asia.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
ASF hampers pace of recovery of Philippines' hog production last year
The Philippines' hog production continued its recovery in 2023, but still at a rate slower than what industry players and government officials hoped for as threats posed by African swine fever (ASF) deter repopulation efforts.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
European project VAX4ASF to develop next-generation vaccine against ASF
The European initiative known as VAX4ASF (New Technologies for African Swine Fever) has commenced with the ambitious goal of creating an advanced vaccine against the African swine fever (ASF) virus, aiming to combat the disease on a global ...
Friday, February 9, 2024
MSD Animal Health to acquire Elanco's aqua business
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the aqua business of Elanco Animal Health Incorporated for US$1.3 billion in cash.
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Dover, UK council warns of bankruptcy risk as government pulls US$3.7 million port check funding
Dover District Council (DCC) faces potential bankruptcy as it grapples with the withdrawal of GBP 3 million (US$3.7 million) in government funding earmarked for port checks, crucial for inspecting imported food and preventing diseases like ...
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Ugandan government to import 10 million FMD cattle vaccine doses
The Ugandan Government has announced plans to import 10 million doses of vaccines to intensify vaccination efforts in the battle against foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country's cattle population, The Independent reported.
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Rise in FMD outbreaks in North Africa
The European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease (EuFMD) of the FAO has informed EU member states about the increase in foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks in several North African countries, including Algeria, Tunisia a ...

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