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Layer Diseases & Health

Egg producer: ‘Boots on the ground’ key to vND fight

Poultry industry should never have a shortage of people when it comes to responding to animal disease outbreaks, members of Congress are told
Testifying before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, the general manager of a California-based egg company applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its assistance in battling virulent Newcastle Disease (vND), and urged members of Congress to keep the help coming.
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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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