Livestock

Chinese scientists have isolated the Newcastle disease virus from pigs. (Image source: S H Photos/Flickr)

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

China has culled more than 150,000 chickens in bird flu outbreak. (Image source: bigb20/Flickr)

Authorities in Chinas northwestern region of Xinjiang have culled more than 150,000 chickens following an outbreak of bird flu

New Zealand has introduced electronic tracking of its cattle. (Image source: Geraint Morgan/Flickr)

 National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait), a computerised system to trace New Zealands livestock through the international marketplace, will become operational from July 1

FAO, OIE have formulated a strategy to fight foot and mouth disease. (Image source: gr8dnes/Flickr)

The 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

With 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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