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S. Korea Develops New Adjuvant Against Foot-and-mouth Disease

S. Korea Develops New Adjuvant Against Foot-and-mouth Disease

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Wednesday it has developed a new adjuvant that can bolster the effectiveness of vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The new adjuvant, dubbed “rpHSP70-AD,” is capable of developing antibodies at a faster pace while coping with various strains of FMD, according to the Ministry of [...]

Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

Gov’t Pledges All-out Efforts to Contain Spread of FMD

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The government apologized Friday for the recent outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the country and vowed to make all-out efforts to tackle the spread of the highly contagious virus. “We have promptly taken countermeasures including immediate culling and issuing travel regulations as soon as we received reports [...]

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

Movement Ban on Livestock Farms Lifted over No Additional Foot-and-mouth Outbreaks

SEJONG, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Tuesday that it has lifted a movement ban on local livestock farms as no additional cases of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease have been reported in over a month. Last month, the ministry also released a standstill order on poultry farms in 20 regions as there [...]

S. Korea’s Animal Quarantine Agency Develops Diagnosis Kit for FMD

S. Korea’s Animal Quarantine Agency Develops Diagnosis Kit for FMD

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s animal quarantine agency said Sunday that its has developed the world’s first diagnosis kit that can simultaneously check three different types of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) strains. The kit is able to detect the O, A and Asia 1 serum types of the highly contagious disease that affects [...]

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

“Health Insurance” Policy for Korean Cattle Introduced Following Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Following criticism of recurrent foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in South Korea, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Sunday that it will introduce a pilot project for a mutual aid system that will function much like a health insurance policy for cattle.   The “premiums” will be split fifty-fifty [...]

Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival Opens

Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival Opens

CHEONGDO, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — One hundred fighting bulls will have a fierce battle of horns at the Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, which is being held at Cheongdo Bullfighting Stadium in Hwayang-eup. The festival, which opened on April 15, will have weight-divided competitions for the first three days. More intriguing gambling-type competitions will be held [...]