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.
If foreign animal disease breaks in the United States, state veterinarians will be first in command.
The new technology allows researchers to quickly develop new vaccines, as well as tests able to distinguish between vaccinated animals and those infected.
The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing criteria that will be used to evaluate and recognize livestock compartments in other countries.
The response to a foreign animal disease usually involves the establishment of disease control areas within which there will be movement restrictions put in place in an attempt to stop disease spread between farms. Allowing movement from a disease control area of pigs with no evidence of infection can be done without spreading disease if science-based risk mitigation measures are put in place.
Dairy Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia have a range of information resources that relate to those emergency plans - including farm biosecurity plans, cattle health statements, specific disease documents, the Livestock Production Assurance program and the National Livestock Identification System.
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) to be vigilant in their inspection and monitoring of cross border trade of animal products as transboundary animal diseases continue to pose health risks.
Russian authorities were scrambling to seize swine fever-infected sausages on Wednesday, February 06, after getting test results from an eight-ton shipment that had crossed the border from Mongolia.
The secure pork website is a collaboration effort between the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Pork Checkoff, government officials, Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota. Here the site provides the “Secure Pork Plan” which outlines the expectations and control strategy for producers, veterinarians, and packers if a foreign animal disease enters the US.
The livestock industry in South East Asia is continuing to struggle with outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in most mainland countries.