Foot-and-mouth disease confirmed at South Korean pig farm

It’s been over a year since foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) was last confirmed in South Korean livestock, but new reports have now been confirmed just northwest of Seoul. Fortunately, the disease is believed to be contained.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed a single case of FMD at a hog farm in Gimpo, […]

Foot-and-mouth disease a worldwide concern for livestock producers

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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD): it’s a serious concern in many parts of the world, and can spread rapidly through a herd of livestock, resulting in huge economic losses for producers.

In some areas, like much of North and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and parts of Europe, FMD hasn’t been […]

U.S., Canada adopt animal disease zoning agreement

The U.S. and Canada are taking more steps toward cooperation in “aligning the two countries’ regulations.”

On Wednesday, the two nations announced they intend to recognize zoning measures put in the place by the other in the case of “highly contagious foreign animal disease outbreak,” according to a statement from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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USDA allows some Japanese beef, including Kobe, back into U.S.

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Think you ate a Kobe steak in the United States in the last few years?

Chances are it probably wasn’t actually Kobe. But fear not, the USDA recently approved some imports of Japanese beef, including the famous Kobe, according to Forbes.

Kobe beef is renowned throughout the world […]