US on Alert for Foreign Animal Diseases in Swine
After several findings of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China and Europe, and Classical Swine Fever (CSF or Hog Cholera) in Japan, US animal health officials are on alert for the occurrence of foreign animal diseases in swine. The USDA has developed prevention guidelines for the swine industry and is posting updates on the ASF situation on its website.
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UMN VDL offers Turkey Reovirus panel
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is now ofering a turkey reovirus panel consisting of a RT-PCR and Reovirus isolation.
Public Art at MPTL
As a part of the renovation project at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar MN, a public art display was installed.
Koi Herpes Virus in Minnesota Wild Fish
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory identified a pathogen – Koi Herpes Virus -that has been responsible for several mass die-offs of common carp in Minnesota Lakes. The virus, which is of international concern, had never been found in Minnesota.
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