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.
Dairy farmers, who are struggling with widespread industry consolidation, low prices and declining demand, are becoming even more fed up with all the non-dairy products in the grocery store labeled as milk.
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.
Dairy farmers got a couple of wins in the Senate when a bill with the goal of defunding the FDA's enforcement of food labels failed and a piece of legislation with the goal of sparking innovation in processing passed.
New USDA Policy enables more U.S. research and vaccine development for foot and mouth disease (FMD), but biosecurity precautions and approval processes will take several years, says UDSA Chief Veterinarian Jack Shere.
Cargill’s animal nutrition and health group will consist of three units: Cargill Animal Nutrition, combining feed, nutrition and pre-mix businesses; Cargill Aqua Nutrition; and the new Cargill Health Technologies.
Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as established definitions for meat, mayonnaise and milk are also challenged by the likes of lab-grown 'meat', vegan spreads and almond drinks.
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.