Zoetis petitions to make foot-and-mouth vaccine in U.S.

The world’s largest producer of animal medicines and vaccines, Zoetis, petitioned the USDA for permission to produce in the continental United States a vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease. The highly contagious livestock disease was eradicated in the United States in 1929 and, as a safeguard, …

Drugmakers oppose FDA proposal on antibiotic reporting

The veterinary pharmaceutical industry strongly opposes an FDA proposal to collect more details about antibiotic use in livestock, said Agri-Pulse.

Third vaccine for deadly PEDv is near approval

A third vaccine against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which has killed 8 million piglets since mid-2013, is on the horizon, says the New York Times. It says MJ Biologics of Mankato, Minn, hopes to get USDA approval for its vaccine soon.