CSU has launched a new undergraduate certificate in “Spanish for Animal Health and Care” to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields are equipped to communicate with Spanish speakers.
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.
Minnesota producers are considering a new PRRS/PED proposal that will help them learn more about both diseases. It would be a voluntary program in cooperation with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Dave Pyburn, DVM, senior vice president of science and technology for the National Pork Board, says it’s not “if” a foreign animal disease enters the U.S., it’s “when,” and the industry must be prepared.
Pigs from the central Alberta farm reporting the province’s first PED outbreak might be sent to market in the U.S., after local Canadian farmers voice concern about the disease contaminating slaughter sites.