Animal Health
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Zoetis expands operations with acquisition of manufacturing site in Australia
Animal health company Zoetis has acquired a 21-acre manufacturing site in Melbourne, Australia, signalling a significant expansion of its operations aimed at bolstering vaccine production for a range of animals including sheep and cattle, A ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
France implements US$105 million duck vaccination plan to combat avian flu
France has initiated a comprehensive US$105 million vaccination plan against avian flu in ducks, marking a significant step in its efforts to combat the disease, AviNews reported.
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Swedish investment firm Summa Equity acquires fish health company STIM
Swedish investment firm Summa Equity has acquired STIM, a leading provider of fish health products and services, Fish Farmer reported.
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Myanmar to systematically boost veterinary vaccine production
Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, Dr Aung Gyi, unveiled plans on to enhance veterinary vaccine production systematically in the country, utilising dedicated experimental animal units funded by the Lancang ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
New funding to help US respond to unexplained morbidity events in animals
A US$1 million funding will support the United States' rapid investigations of unexplained morbidity or mortality events, or UMEs, in animals – unexpected deaths or illnesses that could signal emerging threats.
Monday, March 4, 2024
ASF detected in Albania for the first time
African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in Albania for the first time, as the nation becomes the latest European country to confirm the presence of the virus, Pig World reported.
Friday, March 1, 2024
ASF in Latvia continues to spread among wild boars
According to Martiņs Serzants, the head of the animal infectious diseases monitoring division of Latvia's Food and Veterinary Service (PVD), African swine fever continues to spread among wild boars in the country, Public broadcasting o ...
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Researchers collaborate to uncover mechanisms of ASF virus in swine cells
Experts from The Pirbright Institute and University College London (UCL) have partnered to delve into the mechanisms through which the African swine fever virus (ASFV) infiltrates and replicates within swine cells, a crucial step in underst ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
US National Pork Producers Council engages lawmakers on mRNA vaccine labelling
The US National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) recently held discussions with members of the Tennessee, US legislature regarding the use of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccine technology in animal agriculture, National Hog Farmer repor ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Concerns raised over antibiotic residues found near salmon farms in Tasmania, Australia
Tassal, the leading salmon company in Tasmania, Australia, has acknowledged the presence of antibiotic residues in wild fish near one of its salmon farms, detailed in two recent reports from the country's Environment Protection Authority (E ...
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Bird flu outbreak in Tainan, Taiwan leads to culling of over 12,000 chickens
The H5N1 subtype of bird flu was detected on a chicken farm located in Tainan's Jiali district, Taiwan, prompting the culling of 12,794 chickens, Taiwan News reported.
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Victoria, Australia, invests into animal health preparations as disease threat rises globally
The Chief Veterinary Officer of Victoria, Australia, cautioned that the risk of extremely serious animal diseases is rising worldwide, with the risk faced by Australia also increasing.
Monday, February 26, 2024
Philippines reports decrease in avian influenza cases
The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) has announced a decline in the number of provinces affected by avian influenza (AI) subtype H5N1, with only nine provinces currently impacted, and no new cases reported since the beginning of 2 ...
Monday, February 26, 2024
Cargill's world mycotoxin report provides actionable insights for enhancing livestock health
Cargill's world mycotoxin report contains more than 350,0000 mycotoxin analyses captured annually across more than 150 feed plants, on-farm samplings and storage locations, the company said.
Friday, February 23, 2024
Pune, India, struck by first cases of ASF
African swine fever (ASF) was detected for the first time in Pune, Maharashtra, India, in late January, with two cases confirmed.

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