National Veterinary Stockpile

Not enough vaccine to stop foot-and-mouth disease

The United States has not recorded a case of foot-and-mouth disease in nearly 90 years. The livestock industry, pharmaceutical companies and the government "would not be ready to handle an outbreak of the disease if it were to hit," says DTN.

U.S. seeks up to 500 million doses of bird-flu vaccine

The government wants to stockpile up to 500 million doses of vaccine in case it is needed to stop an outbreak of avian influenza this fall and winter.