Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1987. Pigs that contract the disease have extreme difficulty reproducing, don't gain weight and have a high mortality ra
Genomic editing technology increasingly shows potential for improving disease resistance within livestock populations, as researchers in China report success introducing resistance to the CSFV in pigs.
As one of the researchers who helped developed pigs resistant to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus said, "At the very least, the development of PRRS-resistant pigs is a new tool for im
Genomic editing technology such as CRISPR/Cas9 offers tremendous potential for accelerating genetic progress, but a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) appears likely to stifle research and development.
As methods and applications for biotechnology in agriculture continue to advance at a rapid pace, regulators work to maintain a balance between safety and potentially rapid progress in food production.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has proposed using polled genetics as an alternative to dehorning. However, there are few polled dairy sires with high genetic merit for important economic indexes.
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.
More than 4,700 veterinary health professionals who have just completed a United Nations training to tackle disease outbreaks are the new front line of defense protecting farm animals against deadly illnesses
The FDA announced this week that it has requested that animal drug companies voluntarily revise the labels of drugs intended to treat internal parasites in livestock to add information about antiparasitic resistance.