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  • Antiparasitics acting on endo- or ectoparasites represent the second largest segment of the global animal health market, accounting for 23% of market share. However, relatively few novel antiparasitic agents have been introduced into the market during recent decades. One exception, and a groundbreaking 21st century success story, are the isoxazolines, whose full potential has not […]
  • Emerging technologies and new statistical methods offer novel approaches to breed livestock that are resilient to disease, with potential significant cost savings to industry, according to a study published in Genetics Selection Evolution. Improved statistical methods to quantify how animals respond to infection, and to what extent this is controlled by genes that give rise […]
  • Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) has the potential to spread to humans. The researchers report in PNAS that the virus efficiently replicated in human airway and intestinal cells. SADS-CoV emerged from bats and has infected pigs throughout China since it was first […]

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