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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Mozambique FMD Outbreak Yet to Be Identified
MOZAMBIQUE - The Mozambican livestock authorities are yet to identify the source of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease that was diagnosed in Nhamavila and Manjacaze, in the southern province of Gaza, in late March, according to a report on Mozambican...
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. ...
Friday, April 04, 2008
Foot and Mouth in Mozambique
MOZAMBIQUE - The dreaded Foot and mouth disease has been detected in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza, reports Thursday's issue of the Ma p uto daily "Noticias". ...
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? ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Phat Maintains Fight Against FMD
VIETNAM - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat told a World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)’s meeting in Hanoi that the drastic efforts they have implemented to bring Foot and Mouth Disease under control will continue....
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....
Friday, February 29, 2008
Cyprus Declared Free of Foot and Mouth Disease
CYPRUS - has been reinstated as a state free of foot and mouth disease (FMD), having eradicated the disease from its territory, after successfully dealing with the outbreaks recorded in 2007. ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Foot-and-Mouth Fears Shut Down Danish Slaughterhouse
DENMARK - Danish veterinary authorities on Wednesday said they had temporarily closed a slaughterhouse near Copenhagen over fears that a pig due to be killed was infected with foot-and-mouth disease....
Monday, February 25, 2008
FMD Free Status Puts UK Back on Tracks
UK - News the UK is now officially free of foot and mouth disease has been greeted with delight by both the British Pig Executive (BPEX) and the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX)....
Monday, February 11, 2008
FMD Compensation Petition Delivered to Downing St
UK - NFU Scotland will this afternoon be delivering a petition to the door of number 10 Downing Street calling for full compensation for all those in rural Scotland affected by last year's foot and mouth outbreak....
Friday, January 25, 2008
Canada Commits C$660,000 to FMD Prevention
CANADA - Ted Menzies, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Macleod, Alberta, at a meeting with senior Argentinean agriculture officials, announced the 24 January that the Government of Canada is committing $660,000...
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Kendall Says Government FMD response was ‘disproportionate’
UK - NFU President Peter Kendall has told the Anderson Inquiry into the handling of last year’s foot-and-mouth outbreak that the Government’s response was ‘disproportionate’. ...
Friday, January 11, 2008
Foot and Mouth Disease Measures Eased in Cyprus
CYPRUS - A Commission Decision to ease the foot and mouth disease (FMD) restrictions in Cyprus was endorsed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today....
Foot-and-Mouth Rules to Continue
UK - Restrictions introduced after the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey will remain in place until September, the county council has said. ...
Friday, January 04, 2008
Rio Grande Do Sul Starts First Stage of 2008 FMD Vaccination
BRAZIL - The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul has started the first stage of it 2008 vaccination programme against foot and mouth disease....
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Foot and Mouth Disease Export Restrictions Lifted
UK - The European Commission has now adopted a decision that lifts the remaining Foot and Mouth Disease control measures in Great Britain. Resumption of normal EU movements and trading, particularly exports within the European Union can resume from...
Monday, December 17, 2007
European Expert Casts Doubt on Foot and Mouth
CYPRUS - The Chairman of the European Livestock Association’s Animal Health and Welfare Committee has cast serious doubt over whether there was a foot and mouth outbreak in Cyprus....
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Confessions at Pirbright
UK - Sir Bill Callaghan has today published his review of the regulatory framework for handling of animal pathogens in the United Kingdom....
Friday, December 07, 2007
Foot-And-Mouth Leak Lab ‘Should be Rebuilt’
UK - The government laboratory that was the source of this summer’s outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease should be closed and rebuilt, Whitehall’s chief scientist said yesterday. ...
Thursday, December 06, 2007
The Fall-out - How Was it Handled in Scotland?
UK - NFU Scotland is asking its members for views on the Scottish Government’s response to the foot and mouth outbreak in Surrey earlier this year. ...
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Europe Revises FMD Status of Cyprus and UK
EU - Member States today endorsed Commission proposals to revise certain foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) measures in both Cyprus and the UK, to reflect the fact that there have been no recent outbreaks in either country. ...
Monday, December 03, 2007
Farm Visit Highlights FMD Impact to Welsh Office Minister
WALES - The devastating impact of the recent foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak for Welsh farming families was brought home to Wales Office Minister Huw Irranca-Davies during a farm visit in Ceredigion last week....
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Three New Suspected Cases in Pathos and Nicosia
CYPRUS - Three new suspected cases of foot and mouth disease have been reported at farms in Paphos and Nicosia. ...
The End of the Tunnel is in Sight.
UK - The next meeting of SCoFCAH, is Monday/Tuesday (3rd/4th Dec) next week, when DEFRA hope that it will be agreed that restrictions on exports to EU of products and fresh meat can be lifted so that certificates will no longer be required. ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Government Leak 'Should Never Have happened`
UK - The NFU has submitted a detailed report to Dr Anderson's independent review of the Government's handling of the 2007 outbreak. ...
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, November 26, 2007
Defra Specialists to Vote on Action Over Poor Pay?
UK - Animal health specialists at the forefront of the UK's fight against foot and mouth and avian flu are to ballot on industrial action after rejecting a pay offer that would deny any increase to the most experienced staff....
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