Livestock producers and veterinary leaders in government, industry and private practice wrestle with tough health issues at the U.S. Animal Health Association annual meeting, taking place through Wednesday this week.
The increasing number of disease outbreaks are spurring the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs).
An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6. The Brazil agricultural ministry says the discovery will have no impact on hog health or pork exports.
Researchers at UC-Davis have developed a handy, easy-to-use diagnostic tool to streamline monitoring of calves for respiratory disease, so they can be detected and cared for early in the disease process.