Immune System

Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

By Aidan Fortune

A consumer survey, commissioned by US producer Cargill, has revealed the growing popularity among millennials of natural supplements to aid digestive health, along with animal well-being.

The virus has forced Russia to kill 17,000 pigs to stop the disease from spreading

Russia: massive virus outbreak shakes pig industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia has been rocked by several outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in the first two weeks of August, the country’s veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has claimed.

Approximately 497 pounds of undercooked beef jerky has been recalled by 4 Frendz

Meat products recalled by multiple US processors

By Aaron McDonald

Approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky has been recalled by Washington-based 4 Frendz LLC due to under-processing and the possible survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, revealed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection...

Two separate incidents of listeria monocytogenes have caused concern in the US

Listeria recalls hit US

By Chloe Ryan

American consumers have been warned about two separate instances of meat contamination where there is a risk of listeriosis, a bacterial infection that can kill those with a weak immune system and lead to miscarriage in pregnant women. 

Wild boars with immunity to ASF have increased hopes for a vaccine

Boars immune to ASF discovered in Latvia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Wild boars in Latvia that have managed to survive the African swine fever (ASF) and develop antibodies against it have been found in Latvia, raising hopes for the development of a vaccine against the disease. 

Foot-and-mouth disease: Brazil relaxes vaccination programme

Brazil gives foot-and-mouth disease reassurance

By Carina Perkins

Brazilian agriculture officials have assured that the relaxation of foot-and-mouth disease vaccinations in the country’s north-eastern states will not prevent the region from becoming recognised as FMD-free next year.

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

Cargill recalls ground beef after Salmonella outbreak

By Carina Perkins

US meat processor Cargill Meat Solutions has been forced to recall nearly 30,000lb of fresh ground beef products after they were linked to a Salmonella outbreak that left 33 people ill.

US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

US develops new FMD virus-free vaccines

By Nicholas Robinson

A molecular vaccine against one strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which does not use the live FMD virus, has been developed in the US.

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