USDA’s APHIS announced a sources sought notice that will be posted for 30 days to gather information from interested diagnostics manufacturers on their ability to supply test kits for three major livestock diseases.
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated has closed the acquisition of Bayer Animal Health. The $6.89-billion transaction brings over 166 years of legacy between the companies, said Jeff Simmons, president and CEO of Elanco.
Brazil expects the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to declare the country free from foot-and-mouth disease with vaccinations at a meeting in May, according to a government statement on Friday.
New USDA Policy enables more U.S. research and vaccine development for foot and mouth disease (FMD), but biosecurity precautions and approval processes will take several years, says UDSA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere.
The WLIC has created a new educational video highlighting the importance of animal disease traceability and the use of premises registration and individual animal identification to protect the food supply.