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World Bank to buy carbon credit from pig farm owners in Philippines

Pigs01The World Bank is now buying carbon credits from owners of pig farms in the Philippines who invest in wastewater treatment facilities to better dispose of pig manure and generate electricity

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UN sets limits on veterinary growth promoting drug

PigsThe Codex Alimentarius Commission, the United Nations food standards body, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine in animal tissues

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Newcastle disease virus isolated from swine

Swine-newcastleChinese scientists have isolated the Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) from swine normally considered to infect only birds

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FAO,OIE join forces to fight foot-and-mouth disease

CattleThe UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are collaborating to combat foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) on a global scale

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‘Blue ear disease’ spreads in Vietnam

pig-blueearWith the Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) also known as ‘blue ear disease’ recording an upward trend, more and more people are contracting a bacterium virus called ‘Streptococcus Suis’ from pigs in northern Vietnam

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