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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
FMD Outbreaks in Russia Affect Cattle, Pigs
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of foot and mouth disease at the village of Spassky, located in Primorskiy Kray, affecting cattle and swine herds....
Thursday, May 09, 2013
SENESAG Makes Vaccination Appeal
BOLIVIA – If cattle health targets are to be met, Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination coverage must increase to 95 per cent of the national herd....
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
FMD Vaccination Starts for Second Time
PARAGUAY - The National Service for Animal Health and Quality (SENACSA) has provided Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccinations in the San Pedro region....
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Government to be Advised Over Cattle BSE Tests
SCOTLAND, UK - The Food Standards Agency, in response to a European Commission proposal, has decided to bring a stop to testing older cattle providing other current precautionary measures are properly maintained....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Brazil Keeps BSE Status After Prion Protein Scare
BRAZIL - Brazil's 'negligible' Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) status has been retained after Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency tests confirmed a 2010 cell sample was free of BSE....
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Post Drought FMD Vaccinations Begin
BRAZIL - The annual foot and mouth (FMD) vaccination campaign has reached it second stage after adverse weather required a vaccination period extension in drought affected areas. ...
Friday, November 30, 2012
Rural Community Commits to FMD Vaccination
BOLIVIA - Farmers in the Cochamba area are participating in a government vaccination scheme to combat Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
OIE: Foot and Mouth Disease Reported in East China
CHINA - Laboratory tests carried out at the Lanzhou Veterinary Institute have confirmed a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the Dalian region. ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Isolated Communities Reached in FMD Vaccination Programme
BRAZIL - A vaccination programme is being tirelessly carried out in the Roraima region on behalf of a partnership of industry regulators in a bid to rid the area of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) including the most remote farming areas in the country....
Friday, November 23, 2012
Techniques to Bear in Mind to Vaccinate Animals Against FMD
PARAGUAY - Foot and Mouth Vaccination recommendations including directions about vaccine handling, storage, application and equipment have been issued by SENACSA, the National Service for Quality and Animal Health....
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Department Announces Deadline for Second FMD Disease Vaccination Cycle
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute (CAI) are working to put a second cycle of national foot and mouth disease and bovine brucellosis vaccinations in place in the run up to Christmas. ...
Monday, October 29, 2012
Industry Concerned with Proposed Changes to Livestock Feeding Permits
US - Missouri Cattlemen's Association (MCA) President Lonny Duckworth penned a letter this week to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources urging the agency to reexamine the definition of discharge and the inclusion of the linear rate approach in...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Meat Industry Urges USDA to Develop Age Verification Program
US - The U.S. government should establish an age-verification Quality System Assessment (QSA) Program for Taiwan to ensure an orderly expansion to a full market opening to US beef products, according to a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that...
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Japan Suspends Imports from US Beef Plant
US - The government said Wednesday it has suspended beef imports from a U.S. plant after two packages of chilled beef were found to contain spinal columns, a risk material for mad cow disease....
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Korea Positive About Beef Rating
SOUTH KOREA - Korea will seek controlled-risk status regarding mad cow disease, according to the Agriculture Ministry yesterday. ...
Friday, June 26, 2009
DPP Calls for Campaign Against US Beef Imports
TAIWAN - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus will mobilise a massive campaign against the Department of Health (DOH) if the government agrees to a full opening to US beef products, the DPP caucus said yesterday....
Thursday, June 18, 2009
CA$1.6 Million BSE Research Project Underway
CANADA – In an effort to address the health-related risks posed by mad cow and other prion diseases, $1.6 million in funding is being provided by PrioNet Canada in partnership with the Alberta Prion Research Institute, to enable further research into...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Farmed Fish May Pose BSE Risk
US - University of Louisville neurologist Robert P. Friedland, M.D., questions the safety of eating farmed fish in today’s Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, adding a new worry to concerns about the nation’s food supply. ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Findings Could Advance Understanding Of Mad Cow Disease
US - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have gained a major insight into how the rogue protein responsible for mad cow disease and related neurological illnesses destroys healthy brain tissue....
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Hong Kong Cautious Over British Beef
UK - Authorities in Hong Kong have announced it will resume processing applications for British beef imports under a new phased approach....
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Global Body Lifts Age Limit on Beef Trade with Respect to BSE
GENERAL - The World Organization for Animal Health adopted a resolution Friday lifting cattle age limits for beef exports and imports with regard to mad cow disease, a move likely to strengthen U.S. pressure on Japan to import beef from older cattle....
Thursday, May 28, 2009
OIE Eases Japan's Status
JAPAN — The world animal health body OIE said on Tuesday it had eased Japan's status on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease to “controlled risk,” a move that should boost meat trade with the Asian country. ...
Philippines Lifts Import Ban on Netherlands' Beef
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has lifted the ban on beef and beef products from the Netherlands, following confirmation from the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) that the country has contained BSE....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Packers Say No Effect from Mad Cow
US - Two US cattle and meat packer groups say the confirmation of another case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad-cow disease, in Canada late Friday will not affect the safety of US beef, but a third group disagrees and wants...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
New BSE controls make sense says NFU
UK - The Food Standards Agency's decision to move to a more proportionate and risk-based BSE control regime for cattle over 30 months old makes sense, the NFU said today....
Novel Approach to Detecting BSE Contamination
GENERAL - The dissemination of prohibited species-specific central nervous system (CNS) tissue contamination in meat must be tracked to mitigate human health risk associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. ...
Monday, April 27, 2009
LGC Brings BSE Tests to South West England
UK - LGC, the international science-based service company, has announced the opening of its new BSE testing laboratory in Exeter, Devon. ...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Exports Approach Pre-BSE Levels
US - The value of U.S. beef exports in 2008 reached $3.6 billion – or 94 percent of where they stood in 2003, prior to BSE found in the U.S. ...
 
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