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01 October 2020
Pirbright scientists shed new light on foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution
New research from The Pirbright Institute has shown that different populations of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) swap sections of genetic material at a far higher rate than originally thought....
03 September 2020
Pirbright calculates impact of foot-and-mouth disease control in Mongolia
Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have collaborated with State Central Veterinary Laboratories (SCVL) and the General Agency for Veterinary Services (GAVS) in Mongolia to assess the impact...
13 March 2020
Goat producers partner for improved animal health surveillance in Australia
A new project is looking at how Australian producers can ramp up their on-farm surveillance to get prepared for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)....
02 September 2019
The Pirbright Institute Grants New License for FMD Vaccine
The Pirbright Institute and its research partners have granted MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US) an exclusive commercial licence for a new, effective and affordable vaccine...
09 April 2015
OIE: Foot and Mouth Reported in Algeria
ALGERIA - There have been two new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in Algeria....
18 March 2015
South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
16 February 2015
David Harwood: A Farm Vet's Story
What started as a personal memoir for David Harwood will soon be widely available, as the veterinarian prepares to release 'Rural Tranquillity to National Crisis: A Farm Vet’s Story', documenting...
14 January 2015
Government Implements Measures to Safeguard FMD Free Zone Status
SOUTH AFRICA - The Government will vigorously implement key control measures to safeguard the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status in the country, said the Agriculture, Forestry and...
12 December 2014
Foot and Mouth Vaccination Control Strategies
US - Simulation models have been developed to assess the impact of livestock herd types and vaccination on foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks using the North American Animal Disease Spread...
25 November 2014
Major Vaccination Project Strives to Tackle FMD
BOTSWANA – Over 43,000 cattle vaccinations have been administered in northern Botswana after a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak, caused by contact with wild animals, flared up last month....
03 September 2014
Sheep in Transport Detained over FMD Fears
RUSSIA - Russian authorities have stopped a truck transporting 185 sheep because the animals did not have veterinary certificates showing there they came from and their health status....
04 August 2014
EU Supplies Emergency FMD Vaccine to Algeria and Tunisia
EU - The European Commission is sending, as an emergency response, a total of 1,1 million doses of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to the Algerian and Tunisian authorities, in support of...

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