The world knows how quickly a virus can spread, as COVID-19 extends its tendrils throughout the globe. COVID-19 reminds U.S. livestock producers how critical it is to have a vaccine bank in advance of a FAD threat.
When Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) hit North America in 2013, it had many in the swine industry scratching their heads wondering how and why? For any of you that were listening during your high school history
Drought. Floods. Early frost. Heat waves. Everyone knows agricultural production is highly sensitive to changes in weather and climate. A new report takes a look at how agricultural systems are impacted by those changes.
It's hard to think about when animals need to be euthanized. It’s harder when you’re the one doing it. Veterinarians are put in that position often. Think what would happen if a foreign animal disease were to hit.
USDA’s APHIS announced a sources sought notice that will be posted for 30 days to gather information from interested diagnostics manufacturers on their ability to supply test kits for three major livestock diseases.
The expanding distribution of African swine fever (ASF) is threatening the pig industry worldwide. Most outbreaks occur in backyard and small-scale herds, where poor farmers often attempt to limit the disease's economi
USDA's APHIS is establishing a National Incident Coordination Center to provide direct support to producers whose animals cannot move to market as a result of processing plant closures due to COVID-19.