Meat packer JBS USA says it will remove ractopamine, a growth drug banned by Beijing, from its U.S. hog supply, to maximize export opportunities as African swine fever (ASF) wreaks havoc on China’s pork industry.
A foot-and-mouth-disease outbreak may be impossible to control in the U.S. without the rapid availability of adequate supplies of vaccine, said James Roth of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Alfonso Clavijo has been appointed Director of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, a state-of-the-art USDA research and diagnostic facility designed to protect the nation's agricultural systems and stakeholders.
Could animals be the x-factor society needs to solve some of its greatest challenges? Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons believes healthier animals hold the key to unlocking solutions for mental, physical and environmental health.
Is progress being made to create a vaccine bank to protect agriculture from foreign animal diseases? Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, gives an update on the progress.