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How viruses shaped a new reality for Ukraine

  • 30 Sep 10:22

How viruses shaped a new reality for Ukraine Market situations can differ from country to country; this becomes clear when listening to Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders. Where Covid-19 led to supply chain problems in the US, Ukraine’s commercial production had a different experience. Long beforeAfrican Swine Fever(ASF) crossed the borders of Germany, the virus had already emerged in Ukraine. The country has been facing the virus since 2012 and learned the devastating consequences. In recent years, the country’s swine sector has been recovering bit by bit – then a new virus showed up: Covid-19. Oksana Yurchenko, president of the Association of. Read more...

New Biosafety Point for Cattle Opens in Eastern Georgia

  • 31 Oct 11:01

A new biosafety point has opened in Georgia’s eastern region of Kakheti to make sure livestock and cattle are safe from infectious diseases.With the opening of the biosafety point in Kvareli, the region now has three such points in total including Sighnaghi and Dedoplistskaro opened earlier this year. Farmers can use the various services of the biosafety points free of charge,Agendareports. Veterinarians from the National Food Agency will monitor the entire process that includes special disinfection facilities, baths, water reservoirs, quarantine zones and other services. Biosafety points aim at making sure sheep, cows and other cattle are inspected,. Read more...

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO

  • 29 Sep 09:02

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO Eastern Europe and the Balkans risk outbreaks of a deadly cattle disease if they fail to step up cow vaccinations, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest. In a position paper published this week,FAOwarned that even countries that have not been affected by lumpy skin disease so far but are considered at risk need to carry out risk-based vaccination to avert the spread of the disease, which can have devastating consequences for farmers,. Read more...

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive

  • 16 Aug 12:34

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for meat protein companies to enhance their food safety programs and operational efficiencies within their operations. “Managing food safety systems is increasingly more complex. Historical methods to track and analyze traditional food safety indicators are reaching their limitations. Customers need innovative solutions to help them,” says John Ruby, Vice President, PassTrac®Analytics. “This. Read more...

Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak

  • 14 Jun 12:09

Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received on 13 June. According to the report, the outbreak was first observed on 5 June and confirmed 9 June. The OIE reports that the affected population comprises cattle, wherein 12 animals showed signs of susceptibility, out of which one case was reported. The affected animal has been killed and disposed of. On 9 June, apolymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was carried out at theAll-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), confirming the presence. Read more...

Russia Backs FAO Work to Tackle AMR with $3.3M

  • 5 Apr 10:51

Russia Backs FAO Work to Tackle AMR with $3.3M Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe with a donation of nearly $3.3 million. A new Russia-supportedFAOproject in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will help national authorities get a better handle the threats posed by antimicrobial resistant microbes in agriculture and food systems. The bulk of the funding will be used to support action on three broad fronts: Strengthening the regulatory and legal frameworks that underpin national efforts to address antimicrobial resistance. Read more...

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread

  • 21 May 13:13

OIE Urges Greater Biosecurity to Prevent Further Avian Flu Spread The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended stronger farm biosecurity measures to curb the spread of avian influenza worldwide. Since early 2014, outbreaks of avian influenza (“bird flu”) involving different strains of the virus have been reported in more than 35 countries around the globe. Tens of millions of poultry have died as a result of these outbreaks, either naturally or due to the application of stamping out measures. While it is not unusual for the avian influenza virus to circulate, particularly among wild birds, the recent upsurge in outbreaks worldwide reaffirms the need for better implementation of the. Read more...