The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’ will begin its annual distribution of oral rabies vaccine baits in select areas in the eastern United States to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies.
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.
An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald’s, Denny’s and Sanderson Farms to stop buying or producing meat raised with medically important antibiotics.
Is progress being made to create a vaccine bank to protect agriculture from foreign animal diseases? Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, gives an update on the progress.
A multifaceted approach is key to PRRS prevention, says Dr. Brent Sexton, Pipestone Veterinary Sytems. Strict biosecurity should be enforced to ensure people and equipment aren’t bringing PRRS onto your farm.