While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate media reports, and African swine fever (ASF) occupies the farming trade publications, a third disease, unknown to many, is spreading at pace across the globe. Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a devastating disease of cattle and water buffalo that has spread rapidly across the Middle East and Asia in recent years, resulting in the death of countless animals and threatening people’s livelihoods.
News from August 2021
Veterinary vaccinology report sets out key recommendations to ensure future readiness for disease threats
Today the British Society for Immunology (BSI) and the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN) have published 'Securing our future: the value of veterinary vaccines'.
An international project led by scientists in the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) at The Pirbright Institute has tracked the evolution of FMD virus (FMDV) over nearly 20 years to reveal how different factors affect its spread across countries of Western and Southern Asia.