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A new approach to vaccinating cattle could help farmers worldwide.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) today announced its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2011.
Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd.
BLUE BELL, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
BEIJING, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today the commencement of the Phase II clinical trial for its proprietary inactivated EV71 vaccine against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).
Skin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease.
Cattle infected with foot-and-mouth disease are only contagious for about half as long as previously believed.
Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...
Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...
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