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.
Researchers investigated how instantaneous feedback technology used for infection control in hospitals can boost biosecurity protocol compliance rates on poultry farms.
Animal diseases know no borders and can continually affect new areas. Reducing the risk is possible through the implementation of procedures designed to avoid the introduction and spread of pathogens in animal populations.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), with input from industry, has developed a detailed Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, which focuses on foot and mouth disease (FMD) along with other foreign animal diseases.
Developing a successful herd health plan depends on understanding the on-farm disease status and a risk analysis to highlight potential infection sources.
The evolution of new diseases offers great opportunities for the animal healthcare industry. To find enhanced solutions for the new and prevailing diseases, the animal health companies are increasing their research and development activities.
DISCONTOOLS is a database that then enables an analysis of gaps in diagnostics, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals.