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Foot-and-Mouth Disease reported in Eastern China

A case of Foot-and-Mouth Disease has been confirmed in Jiangsu province, according to a report published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The incidence was confirmed on 25 November. Lab results confirmed FMD Myanmar 98 strain, source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection is at ...

Amino acids for healthier calves?

New Mexico State University Assistant Professor Eric Scholljegerdes is developing an amino acid feed supplement and studying the influence it has on fetal programming. The big question: can amino acids help breeding cows during drought and does it help give calves a more efficient digestive system? ...

Measures taken to curb AI outbreak in India

Authorities in neighbouring states to a highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in the southern Indian state of Kerala are taking measures to ensure that the virus which resulted in the culling of 200,000 ducks and chickens on Wednesday, does not spread. The H5N1 strain of avian influenza was det...

Tatarstanian poultry company expands with new hatchery

The Tatarstanian Poultry Farming Complex Ak Bars, part of the poultry farming unit of Ak Bars Holding Company, has started the second and final phase of the construction of a brand new hatchery located in Lenino-Kokushkino village, in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. When finished, the hatchery wi...

UK consumers tracking fight against campylobacter online

The UK’s Joint Working Group on Campylobacter has launched a website allowing consumers to follow its progress in tackling the bacterium. Under new chairman Richard Macdonald CBE, former NFU Director General, the JWG has stated its commitment to increasing awareness and transparency of the work the ...

Final offer for Nutreco shares by SHV almost ready

Investment firm SHV Holdings in the Netherlands said that it will publish its final offer for all the shares for Dutch feed company Nutreco around early December. Regarding the animal feed company, the offer process is on track. The final offer ('offer memorandum') from investment company SHV will b...

Final offer for Nutreco shares by SHV almost ready

Investment firm SHV Holdings in the Netherlands said that it will publish its final offer for all the shares for Dutch feed company Nutreco around early December. Regarding the animal feed company, the offer process is on track. The final offer ('offer memorandum') from investment company SHV will b...

People: EW Nutritions strengthens Latin America business

German based feed additives company EW Nutrition affiliated with the EW Group, has widened its global presence and continues to develop its business in the Latin American feed market, Johnny Lopez, PhD. has been appointed for this task. Lopez has gained his broad experience from working with differe...

Brazil: Opportunities for feed investments

Brazil is on its way to overtake the USA as the world's largest producer of soy and is currently the second largest producer of beef. This makes this country an interesting place for agricultural 
investment. By Phil Stone It wasn't supposed to be like this. When Brazil won the co...

MSD Animal Health gets approval for vaccine against PCV2

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) announced that, following a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), the European Commission has approved Porcilis PCV M Hyo, a single shot vaccine that will protect piglets from Porcin...

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