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.
Requirements on removal and disposal dead livestock are being temporarily eased in Nebraska after last week’s blizzard and flooding, along with an easing on travel restrictions for vehicles helping with flood relief.
What makes some farms targets for undercover activists? What should I tell my neighbor about African Swine Fever? These questions and more are answered on episode 2 of Overhe(a)rd, the Farm Journal Livestock podcast.
After more than 200 cattle died on a feedlot in Nebraska, the cattle feeder who was responsible for the animals' care has pleaded not guilty to 40 charges he faces in the alleged livestock neglect case.
The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
USDA seeks comments on a petition from a vaccine manufacturer seeking to produce a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine consisting of a modified non-infectious and non-transmissible strain of the virus on the U.S. mainland.
A foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak may be impossible to control in the U.S. without the rapid availability of adequate supplies of vaccine, said James Roth of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.