Volume 60 | June 3, 2019
China to Start ASF Vaccine Clinical Trials, Experts Share Caution
OIE The World Organization for Animal Health meets this week in Morocco address the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in livestock production.

China is starting clinical trials for an African swine fever (ASF) vaccine as the disease continues to spread through the world’s largest hog herd.

State-owned Harbin Veterinary Research Institute has discovered two vaccine candidates, proven in laboratory tests to offer immunity to the disease,  Reuters  reported.

“In the next step, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences will accelerate the progress of pilot and clinical trials, as well as vaccine production,” the report said.
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In the News
Japanese Market Fully Opened for U.S. Beef; Tariffs Remain Concern.
U.S. beef producers now have full access into the Japanese market after being restricted on entry for more than a decade and a half, but tariffs are still a limiting point compared to Japan’s other trade partners.

How Hog Disease Impact Supply, Demand and Profit
Hog prices and profits are way up right now. One of the primary reasons is a terrible disease known as African swine fever, which has been boosting prices since April. Thus, currently a hog disease is having a positive impact on pork producer incomes.

Model IDs High-Risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. The models could help officials determine where to send resources ahead of outbreaks and serve as a potential early warning system for cattle farmers in affected areas.

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