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More H3N2 influenza cases surface – Pork Network
More than 150 people in nine states have now been sickened with the H3N2v virus, commonly known as swine flu. Most of those infected were children who were showed pigs at fairs.
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Be careful around pigs at the county fair this year – Fully Vetted
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide some additional information on H3N2v.
A rise in mosquito numbers after months of drought have increased the risk for West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis in horses.
Michigan officials confirm West Nile case in horse – The Detroit News
It’s the first confirmed case of West Nile in a horse this year.
Salmonella outbreak in 20 states kills 2 and sickens 141 – The New York Times
The CDC is urging people who bought cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana to discard them.
U.S. feed sector commends feed safety policy – Allaboutfeed.net
Three grain and feed groups requested clarification on the implementation timeframe of key parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Russia considers Brazilian meat ban due to prohibited feed additive –Allaboutfeed.net
Russia might ban meat imports from Brazil that contain ractopamine, an additive in feed that promotes muscle growth.
Study finds lack of food safety education for older adults – Food Safety News
Older adults and their caregivers may be lacking important food safety knowledge, according to a new study.
USDA releases final rule on mandatory pork reporting – MeatPoultry.com
The final rule regarding mandatory wholesale pork reporting will be effective Jan. 7, 2013.
Farmer beefs up production with candy – Allaboutfeed.net
It’s a sweet deal for some Kentucky cows.
Report: Drought intensifies in Kansas, Nebraska – Sheridan County Journal Star
Rain may have helped some states, but Kansas and Nebraska still are experiencing intense drought conditions.