If pork producers adopt enhanced biosecurity measures, as outlined in the Secure Pork Supply Plan, FMDv transmission risk can be lower.
The pigs had a Montana slaughter designation, though they ultimately ended up in Idaho and Washington.
Participants will learn about the current foot-and-mouth disease response plans while working in collaborative teams to identify areas for improvement.
Preliminary examination suggests that oral, nasal, rectal and vaginal microbiomes were distinctly different in sows from the two research farm locations.
The researchers tested the small molecules from Atomwise with both the American and European types of the virus and found that B7 effectively blocks both.