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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has announced that an African swine fever virus (ASFV) vaccine candidate has been adapted to grow in a cell line, which means that those involved in vaccine production will no longer have to rely on live pigs and their fresh cells for vaccine production. “This opens […]
  • Two closely related variants of Salmonella Typhimurium, a major cause of gastroenteritis worldwide, have significantly different effects on pig health, a study has found. The two variants, U288 and ST34, are particularly dominant in pigs and differed in colonisation of the intestine and surrounding tissues and the severity of disease they produced, scientists from the […]
  • An article published in the OIE Bulletin https://oiebulletin.com/?p=17807 , by S. Messori describes the work of the STAR-IDAZ IRC and provides the background to the State-of-the-art Report. The aim of this report is to provide STAR-IDAZ IRC Members (i.e., public and private research funders, as well as other animal health stakeholders) with an overview of […]