Weekly eNewsletter | February 15, 2021 | Volume 150
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Is the Livestock Industry Prepared for a Foreign Animal Disease Outbreak?
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are a constant threat to the U.S. livestock industry. But the country seems more tuned in to this struggle than ever before with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. National Pork Board’s chief veterinarian Dave Pyburn and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s chief executive officer Ethan Lane shared their perspectives during the Coalition for Epi Response, Engagement and Science (CERES) Biosecurity Infectious Disease Symposium at Colorado State University on how prepared the pork and beef industries really are when it comes to the threat of FADs.
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What does FAD mean?

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Plan Ahead! Expect Shipping Delays!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions affecting the production of tags, as well as slower shipping times with all carriers, there may be a delay in fulfilling and shipping your tag order. Please plan to add an additional 10 to 15 days to produce and ship your order – which means orders could take up to 25 days from the date ordered for delivery with standard shipping. (Under normal circumstances, it takes about 10 to 15 days to receive your order.)

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow for the additional shipping times. Please reach out to the WLIC Team if you have any questions or concerns.
Researchers Hope To 'Predict and Prevent' Future Pandemics
While the bulk of the current research on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is focused on its impact and transmission in humans, a group of researchers at Ohio State University is testing animals and “environmental reservoirs” for the virus, says Vanessa Hale, DVM, PhD, assistant professor of veterinary preventative medicine at Ohio State University.

Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association Supports Meat Labeling Requirements
The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) testified in support of Senate Bill 82, legislation authored by Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Clint Moses, which would allow only products that are derived from animals to be labeled as “meat.”
Researchers Turn to Proven Process for ASF Vaccine Development
Developing a vaccine to stop a devastating disease is no easy task, and sometimes it requires innovative thinking to solve problems along the way. Researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute in Kenya and collaborators at Colorado State University have found a key to an important part of vaccine development that could be a game changer in stopping African swine fever.
FAD is short for Foreign Animal Disease. Examples of a FAD include African Swine Fever and Foot and Mouth disease.
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