Researchers at South Dakota State University found antibodies against influenza D in blood samples from horses. Cattle are the primary reservoir for Influenza D, which was first isolated from a diseased pig in 2011.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation.
While issuing another $100 million in back-payments for the Margin Protection Program, the USDA extended the MPP enrollment deadline to ensure dairy farmers have every opportunity to join if they want to.
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.