Australia will be better prepared to manage significant animal biosecurity threats through a comprehensive online field guide for emergency animal diseases.
A recent comprehensive study of the international wildlife trade found almost one in five vertebrates that live on land are traded on wildlife markets. This is a greater proportion than previously thought. This international wildlife trade could have an impact on the transmission of zoonotic diseases.
According to an article published in Science resistance to common antibiotics used in livestock production is rising in food-producing animals in the developing world.
In an effort to control the spread of African swine fever in the country, the state government has established 20 kilometer sanitary zones around high-risk areas and is compensating every family that voluntarily culls their home-raised pigs.
Canada and the European Union have made a zoning arrangement to contain African swine fever in the event of an outbreak.
Free trade agreements, regionalization, international passenger travel and the constant evolution of infectious agents are among the factors affecting foreign animal disease prevention, control, management and recovery in the swine industry.
The goal of the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) plan is to support business continuity for pork premises that are affected by movement controls, but not infected with African swine fever. The SPS plan also includes protocols for foot and mouth disease (FMD) and classical swine fever.
A pilot study was conducted to determine if fluorescent powder could be used to study the transfer of contamination from livestock trailers to barns.
Researchers found that risk was highest in summer, and that five airports account for more than 90 percent of the risk.
The research seeks to track how swine viruses spread between pig farms, and to identify which farms are at the greatest risk of a new outbreak.