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USDA Announces Steps to Create Vaccine Bank for Foreign Animal Diseases

16/08/19 By
MSD Veterinary Manual

Funding included in the latest farm bill enacted by the US Congress will allow USDA to establish a vaccine bank to help prepare responses to outbreaks of foreign animal diseases. This fall USDA will start the program by purchasing stocks of vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease. 

More details on the new foreign animal disease vaccine bank can be read in Feedstuffs.

Read more about treatment, control, and prevention of foot-and-mouth disease in the MSD Veterinary Manual.

Test your knowledge
Anthrax is a zoonotic disease affecting a broad range of species. Naturally occurring infections can cause illnesses that range from an acute, highly fatal form to a less acute and less serious clinical illness that can also be fatal. Which of the following species is most likely to develop acute fatal disease with anthrax infection?