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Thursday, April 02, 2009
Philippines Ban Pigs and Cattle from Taiwan and Lebanon
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned the importation of cattle and other animals from Taiwan and Lebanon following the outbreaks of the food and mouth disease (FMD) in those countries....
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
UK Legal Claims are Dismissed
UK - The seven remaining farmers' claims in the NFU-backed FMD legal case have been dismissed today. Judgment was handed down today after the hearing that took place in the High Court in February....
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Republic of Korea Free of Diseases
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend regulations to add the Republic of Korea to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Australia Steps Up Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales (NSW) Farmers’ Association has stepped up its focus on biosecurity, calling for a moratorium on the introduction of the live foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus into Australia, at its Executive Council meeting in Tamworth....
Monday, March 02, 2009
Disease Strikes Fear in Breeders
MALAYSIA - Livestock breeders here are worried because Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has resurfaced and killed more than 20 cattle in the past two months. ...
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....
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Judge Acknowledges Farmer Impact of Pirbright
UK - A three-day hearing in the National Farmers Union-backed legal case brought by livestock farmers claiming damages following the 2007 foot and mouth disease outbreak concluded today with the Judge, Mr Justice Tugendhat, reserving judgment....
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Disease Hits Nine Vietnamese Provinces
VIET NAM - Foot-and-mouth disease has hit two more provinces of Vietnam, raising the number of infected provinces to nine, according to Department of Animal Health under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Tuesday....
Settlement Won in Foot-and-mouth Case
SCOTLAND, UK - Seven farmers who were directly affected by the 2007 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease have won an out-of-court settlement from the research institutes that leaked the virus. ...
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Import Plan Mystery
AUSTRALIA - There was no submission to the Beale quarantie inquiry suggesting foot and mouth disease be brought to Australia, and officers from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have conceded they saw no reason to bring the disease...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Chinese Regime Covers Up Outbreak
CHINA - A foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in central China led to the slaughter of over 12,000 dairy cattle at the end of 2008. ...
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Outbreak in Shanghai
CHINA - Foot-and-mouth disease was found in eastern China's Shanghai, said the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday. ...
Monday, February 09, 2009
Disease Spreads in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Bird flu and foot-and-mouth diseases have hit some localities, according to the Veterinary Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development....
Friday, February 06, 2009
Argentina Changes FMD Vaccination Programme
ARGENTINA - The Argentine food safety and animal health authority, Senasa, is to change it foot and mouth disease vaccination plan for 2010....
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Government Responds to FMD Review
UK - The UK Government has accepted all 26 of the main recommendations made by Sir Iain Anderson on the response to the 2007 outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. ...
Monday, February 02, 2009
Philippines Seeks FMD Free Status
PHILIPPINES - The government last week submitted its application to the World Organization for Animal Health (also known for its French acronym OIE) to remove most parts of Luzon island in the list of areas with foot and mouth disease (FMD), which would...
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, January 27, 2009
UK Funding for Foot and Mouth Detection
UK - The UK government-sponsored Technology Strategy Board will co-fund the £1 million development of the system, which will enable inspectors, and ultimately vets or farmers, to identify the infection on the spot, reducing both false alarms and containment...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Outbreak in Long An and Kon Tum
VIET NAM - Bovine foot-and-mouth disease has broken out in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and southern Long An Province. ...
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Nothing to Fear From Live Virus
AUSTRALIA - There should be nothing to fear if live strains of foot and mouth virus are brought to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory for research, with the man in charge this week declaring it the safest research facility in the world....
Monday, January 12, 2009
UK Scientists Have New Test
UK - Scientists at England’s Institute of Animal Health have announced the development of a new, testing system for foot-and-mouth disease. Nigel Ferris, with the institute, say that producers can easily use the rapid test on their own animals....
Foot and Mouth Controls in India
INDIA - The government of India, is to allow vaccination of livestock against foot and mouth disease....
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
ABA Against Introduction of Live Virus
AUSTRALIA - ABA Chairman Brad Bellinger has said that it is 'unbelievable' that the recently released Beale Report would recommend a policy to introduce the live Foot and Mouth Disease virus into Australia....
Monday, January 05, 2009
Ugandan Cattle Markets Close in Seven Districts
UGANDA - Butcheries and livestock markets in seven northern Uganda districts have been closed due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. Veterinary officers in the affected districts said at least 300 head of cattle had died of the disease....
Thursday, December 18, 2008
New Foot-and-Mouth Virus Verified in Nghe An
VIET NAM - The foot-and-mouth epidemic in cattle is spreading in four provinces of Vietnam. Notably, virus type A has appeared in the central province of Nghe An, announced the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bui Ba Bong, on Tuesday....
Friday, November 21, 2008
Financial Impact of FMD in Focus
UK - The severe financial impact of Foot and Mouth Disease on Scotland’s beef and lamb sectors has been put into sharp focus by the annual analysis of performance and profitability by the red meat promotion and development body, Quality Meat Scotland....
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Foot-and-mouth Kills 1,000 in Uganda
UGANDA - The foot-and-mouth disease that struck Adjumani District a few months ago has killed up to 1,000 head of cattle....
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Philippines Presses for FMD-free Status
PHILIPPINES - The Philippine will submit next month documents required by the World Organization for Animal Health for foot and mouth disease (FMD)-free certification of Luzon — the remaining area of the country that has not been declared as such,...
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