Tag: foot-and-mouth disease

Scientific meeting of the Global Foot and Mouth disease Research Alliance

the VI Global Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Alliance (GFRA) Scientific Meeting to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from 1 – 3 November 2021. Registration is open. https://www.gfra2021.com/registrations The GFRA Meeting 2021 will last three days, and every day will include one or two plenary lectures (~20 min), and oral sessions held by invited speakers (~15 min) […]

Study identifies risk factors for spread of FMDV in Asia

An international project led by scientists in the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) at The Pirbright Institute has tracked the evolution of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) over nearly 20 years to reveal how different factors affect its spread across countries of Western and Southern Asia. In their study, published in Molecular Biology and […]

Study confirms pooled milk can be used for FMD surveillance

A case study undertaken by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has confirmed that milk obtained from in-line milk samplers on a large-scale dairy farm can be used to detect circulating Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in cattle. Previous work carried out by the team had shown that it was possible to detect FMDV from the milk […]

Detection of FMDV in milk samples: potential for disease surveillance

Researchers at The Pirbright Institute and the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory have shown it could be possible to detect Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in pooled milk samples stored in bulk tanks. The results suggest that milk testing could contribute to disease surveillance both during and after […]