Animal Health
Monday, February 13, 2023
Taiwan imposes higher fine on illegal import of pork products from Singapore following ASF discovery
From February 10, those who import, bring in or ship in pork products from Singapore into Taiwan will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,613) for the first offence, Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Centre said.
Monday, February 13, 2023
BSE discovered in northwestern region of Galicia, Spain
Spain has detected atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dead cow in the northwestern region of Galicia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) said on February 10.
Monday, February 13, 2023
US university researchers lead major breakthrough to combat ASF
University of Minnesota (US) researchers recently led successful efforts to work on African swine fever (ASF) and developed and validated a surrogate virus for the disease that has devastated pig populations and pork production worldwide.
Monday, February 13, 2023
South Korea confirms ASF at farm in Gangwon Province's east
South Korea reported an African swine fever (ASF) case from a local farm in the eastern region of Gangwon Province, officials said on February 12.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Hong Kong, China authorities cull 100 pigs following ASF infections
Authorities in Hong Kong, China, have culled about 100 pigs at a farm in Sheung Shui after 32 of the animals tested positive for African swine fever (ASF).
Monday, February 13, 2023
AB Vista broadens gut-health portfolio with product acquisition
AB Vista has extended its product offering with the acquisition of Progres, an innovative natural additive from Finnish biosciences company Hankkija.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Vietnam to announce commercial use of ASF vaccines
Vietnam's commercial use of African swine fever (ASF) vaccines will be announced this month following om-farm trials.
Monday, February 13, 2023
Scotland, UK official announces payment scheme to improve health, welfare of cattle
Scotland, UK Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced a new payment scheme for farmers and crofters to improve the health and welfare of sheep and cattle, ahead of an address to the National Farmers Union Scotland annual general ...
Friday, February 10, 2023
Cargill's world mycotoxin report provides actionable insights to improve livestock health
Cargill has announced the release of its 2022 World Mycotoxin Report, described as the most comprehensive data set on the regional prevalence of contaminants in common ingredients (like corn, cereal and oil seeds) used in animal feed, and t ...
Thursday, February 9, 2023
UK field trials for bovine TB cattle vaccine and skin test move to next phase
The UK's Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) said field trials for a new cattle vaccine and skin test for bovine tuberculosis have moved to the next phase, reported.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Antibiotic use in livestock production likely to rise 8% in 2020-2030 period, analysis states
The use of antibiotics in animal farming — a major contributor to antimicrobial resistance — is expected to grow by 8% between 2020 and 2030 despite ongoing efforts to curtail their use, according to an analysis.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
USDA celebrates APHIS success in protecting US agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is celebrating the agency's many successful efforts to protect US agriculture and natural resources over the past year.
Monday, February 6, 2023
US' NASDA points out farm bill, animal health as priorities
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in the United States has set its federal policy focus for 2023.
Monday, February 6, 2023
Livestock farms in Jordan shut down following discovery of new FMD strain
Jordan announced on February 5 the closure of all livestock barns in the country for 14 days after detecting a new strain of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the state-run Al Mamlaka TV reported.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
One case of mad cow disease detected in the Netherlands
The Netherlands has confirmed a case of mad cow disease on a Dutch farm after a deceased cow tested positive for the illness, marking a rare instance of the cattle affliction that can lead to a fatal brain disease in humans who consume infe ...

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