In 2019, African swine fever (ASF) is likely to appear in France and Germany, and further spread of the disease is anticipated in south-east Asia, according to Sergey Dankvert, director of the Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor, speaking during an industry conference in Moscow on 19 January.
China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has revealed that it has culled 916,000 pigs since the beginning of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in August 2018.
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) has confirmed a second case of virulent Newcastle disease at a commercial flock in Riverside County, California in a matter of weeks.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of the disease in a commercial chicken flock in Riverside County, California.
A criminal investigation has been launched after a backlog of medical waste was allowed to build up at several disposal sites.