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Vaccination good for disease prevention but not silver bullet

Vaccination is a common practice in farms to protect animals from pathogens, which could lead to disease. Yet despite vaccinating, disease outbreaks still happen....

Biosecurity post-ASF must include internal protocols

While biosecurity focuses on protection from the outside, the risk within the farm is likely neglected. Experts say this will lead to biosecurity breaches,...

IBH: Emerging and not widely diagnosed

Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) can infect breeders, broilers, and layers. Transmitted vertically and horizontally, this disease can cause sudden onset of mortality up to...

Avac Vietnam to complete ASF vaccine research this month

Another Vietnamese company, Avac Vietnam One Member Limited Company (Avac), is expected to complete its ASF vaccine research within this month. On April 17, Former...

Top five pig health challenges in Vietnam

In Vietnam, five common pig health challenges occur at most farms, all of which can cause considerable animal and economic losses. Veterinary drugs and...

Early pathogen detection helps pig producers cut losses

Early pathogen detection before clinical signs emerge can empower pig producers with data early, giving them time to take action and make better management...

ASF recurs in Nghe An, 39,000 pigs killed

Since February, ASF has recurred in five districts of Nghe An, Vietnam causing severe losses to pig producers in the province. Most of the infected...

Step forward with poultry disease detection, prevention

Indonesia and Australia have partnered to improve the detection of and prevention measures against poultry diseases, especially avian influenza. The partnership will involve Indonesia’s Veterinary...

Centralized silo helps BaF prevent disease transmission

It is no secret that pathogens can find their way into farms through feed, thus BaF Vietnam Agriculture JSC (BaF) decided to put up...

Trucks responsible for 20% of PRRSv farm infections

A recent study by researchers from North Carolina State University in the US shows that contaminated trucks are responsible for up to 20% of...

Early detection helps swine farmers minimize losses

With the growing diseases threats, swine farmers believe that early detection would help them minimize losses. Nguyen Phuong, a swine farmer in Ho Chi Minh...

The PRRS-resistant pig: Coming soon?

For many years now, PRRS has been one of the most economically devastating pig diseases globally. Despite the availability of vaccines and improving biosecurity...

​Disease-safe farms key to sustainable animal protein sector

Disease-safe farms certified by provincial governments are key to developing a sustainable animal protein industry in Vietnam, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural...

Arunachal Pradesh culls 80 pigs due to ASF

Veterinary authorities from Nirjuli town in India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh culled 80 pigs due to ASF last week, a report by The...

Top 3 stories on Poultry Health Monitor in February 2022

1) Understanding spaghetti meat abnormality in broilers Spaghetti meat (SM) is a recent muscular abnormality that affects the pectoralis major muscle of fast-growing broilers....

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