Epidemiology

The law puts greater emphasis on animal welfare when slaughter for disease control is necessary

Draft animal disease law toughens biosecurity

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU’s agriculture committee has backed a June resolution from MEPs to increase measures to prevent and eliminate the outbreak of animal diseases like bird flu and African swine fever. 

The funding will partly go towards tackling avian influenza

US funds pandemic animal disease action

By Chloe Ryan

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

Experts agreed strong animal health and human health systems helped global disease prevention

Experts meet to battle livestock diseases

By Chloe Ryan

Experts from more than 90 countries have met in Paris to discuss how to minimise the threat of infectious animal diseases escaping from laboratories.

Movement of cattle is not well documented in the US

Disease risk study delivers results

By Michelle Perrett

A way to determine disease risk by estimating the movement of US beef cattle has been developed by Kansas State University.

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

Top 10 animal health and disease stories of 2014

By Georgi Gyton

A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

FAO says sustained support for monitoring systems is vital

Animal disease monitoring is critical for human health, says FAO

By Georgi Gyton

Health and agriculture ministers were told that monitoring animal disease plays a critical role in preventing human disease threats, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at a meeting in Indonesia yesterday (20 August).

The US recently proposed relaxing the restrictions on pork from Mexico

US pork price shows signs of weakening

By Georgi Gyton

The price of US pork has declined from the earlier highs seen at the beginning of 2014, following the outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv), according to Mintec’s latest market update.