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Measuring vaccine application and field virus exposure

A new genomic test provides feedback on uniformity of vector vaccine administration in poultry flocks and another can provide data on the level of field virus challenge on a farm.
Learn how a new genomic test provides feedback on uniformity of vector vaccine administration in poultry flocks and another can provide data on the level of field virus challenge on a farm
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Amount of workers to fight vND in US doubles

Emergency funding from USDA provides additional resources, but more may be needed
The number of people working to help eradicate virulent Newcastle disease in California has doubled recently, largely because of $45 million in emergency funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Alternative poultry: diseases of the past strike back

The resurgence of poultry diseases that seemed to be extinct has been brought on, in part, by the rise in alternative poultry farming.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Poultry diseases of the past are fighting back. It's something real: poultry diseases that had been knocked out for decades are back."
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USDA emergency funds reallocated to address vND

$45 million is being shifted to help battle virulent Newcastle disease in California
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary Sonny Perdue are making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (vND) outbreak in southern California.
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