Article published the March 10, 2020
Historically, the impact of foreign animal diseases (FADs) on global livestock production and economics has been devastating . In 1997, Taiwan and the Netherlands experienced outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Classical Swine Fever (CSF), respectively [2, 3]. In Taiwan, the estimated cost of the FMD outbreak was $379 million, due to the slaughter of over 4 million pigs, ...
News published on October 17, 2018
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus.
Coronaviruses, highly contagious and widespread viruses known for their distinctive microscopic halos, are responsible for a variety of deadly intestinal diseases in livestock. One such virus, Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV), commonly ...
Article published the July 17, 2014
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is the most costly viral disease in pigs around the world. Estimated annual costs in the US alone are $664 million (Holtkamp et al. 2013). Although much emphasis has been placed on development of preventative measures to control the spread and impact of PRRS, including vaccination and regional eradication efforts, PRRS continues to ...
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