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Thursday, December 05, 2013
USDA Discovers Weapon to Fight FMD
US - Proteins called interferons are among the latest weapons US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to combat foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). These proteins kill or stop viruses from growing and reproducing....
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Assesses FMD Vaccine
US - Inovio Pharmaceuticals has entered into a collaboration with the US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Plum Island Animal Disease Centre, to assess Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) synthetic vaccines' potential to help...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Fighting FMD With DNA Vaccine
US - Inovio Pharmaceuticals has announced compelling results in a study of its DNA vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) administered by Inovio's proprietary vaccine delivery technology. ...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Report on Kansas Biocontainment Lab Incomplete
US - A new National Research Council report requested by Congress finds "several major shortcomings" in a US Department of Homeland Security assessment of risks associated with operating the proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan,...
Friday, September 10, 2010
USDA Seeks Comments on FMD Vaccine
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is advising the public that it has released an environmental assessment for comment concerning authorization to ship and field test a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
NFU Comments on Proposed FMD Status in Brazil
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) recently submitted comments to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on the changes in disease status of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina with regard to certain...
Friday, June 26, 2009
Request to Reconsider Decision Over US Lab
US - In an eleventh hour maneuver by the Bush Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decided on Jan. 12, 2009, to uproot the Plum Island research facility, presently located on an island off the coast of New York, to Manhattan, Kan.,...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Technologies Improve FMD Detection and Control
US - Improving the detection and control of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in cattle could result from technology being developed and tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists....
Friday, March 20, 2009
R-calf Praises FMD Legislation
US - R-CALF USA has announced that it is glad to see politicians keep up the fight to prevent the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) from Argentina into the United States. ...
Friday, February 27, 2009
FMD Vaccine Development
US - The Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, intends to award a contract on a sole-source basis to continue developing and retool production of cell lines and master seeds for foot and mouth disease vaccine....
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
US Senators to Block Meat Imports from Argentina
US - Two members of the US Upper House have sent a bill of law to the US Congress, aiming to block the possibility of allowing beef imports from Argentina. ...
Thursday, January 29, 2009
NFU Supports Johnson-Enzi Legislation
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) announced support for the bipartisan Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2009 introduced yesterday by Senators Tim Johnson, D-S.D. and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., that would prevent imports of Argentinean livestock and...
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Amendment to Block Argentine Meat Moves On
US - A move to close US borders to the threat of foot and mouth disease from meat and livestock imports from Argentina has taken a step closer....
Friday, July 18, 2008
FMD Bill Passes Senate Committee
US - Last week, Senators Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced the Foot and Mouth Disease Protection Act of 2008 in the Senate. ...
Friday, July 11, 2008
FMD Fears Keep Argentinian Meat from US
WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union announced support for the Foot and Mouth Disease Prevention Act of 2008 introduced today by Sens. Tim Johnson, D-S.D. and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., that would prevent imports of Argentinean meat products until the U.S. Department...
Friday, May 23, 2008
USFoot-and-Mouth Plan Used Flawed Study
WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators were cited as concluding in findings obtained by The Associated Press that the Bush administration relied on a flawed study to conclude that research on a highly infectious animal disease could safely be moved...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Accidents at U.S. Disease Lab Acknowledged
US - The Homeland Security this week announced that the only ever US laboratory to test the highly-contagious Foot and Mouth disease had experienced several accidents and near outbreaks....
Monday, April 14, 2008
FMD Research Unit May Move to Mainland Livestock Area
WASHINGTON, US - The Bush administration is likely to move its research on one of the most contagious animal diseases from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock, raising concerns about a catastrophic outbreak. ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A New Vaccine for Foot and Mouth Disease
WASHINGTON, US - Scientists believe they have found a new weapon in the ongoing fight against Foot and Mouth disease....
Actions taken to protect U.S. from FMD outbreak
US - What's being done to prevent it from entering the United States? ...
Friday, March 07, 2008
South African FMD Analysis Under Way
WASHINGTON, US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) seeks public comment on a risk analysis related to the importation of ruminants and ruminant products from the Republic of South Africa....
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
FMD Has Far-Reaching Effects Beyond the Animal Itself
US - In November, a suspicious leaking package found in a rural West Virginia dump known to be frequented by wild swine was thought to be a bioterrorist threat to the U.S. livestock industry. The package contained a dead fawn from Liberia, a country which...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The Billion Dollar Question Awaiting in Kansas
KANSAS - As much as $945 million. That's what agricultural economists at Kansas State University say could be the impact on Kansas' economy were there a large-scale foot-and-mouth outbreak in a region thick with livestock operations. ...
Monday, October 29, 2007
NFUS Spells Out Next Steps In Compensation Fight
US - Following on from the announcement this week by the Scottish Government of an emergency aid package for farmers, Scotland’s farm union has spelt out the next steps in the fight for full foot and mouth compensation....
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
New Lab Planned Amid Britain's Foot-and-Mouth Outbreaks
US - The recent spread of a deadly livestock disease from a biolab campus in Britain has not stopped American officials from considering building a new animal disease research lab in the United States. ...

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