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South Dakota State Vet Says FMD Discovery Positive Development

USDA Ag Research Service scientists have discovered a new way to fight foot and mouth disease. By using interferons which are proteins, scientists can instantly protect animals against F-M-D giving vaccines enough time to induce the animal’s immune response necessary to fight the disease. South Dakota State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says that’s a significant breakthrough in fighting a disease that can be tough for the industry to deal with

Oedekoven says using interferons is an improvement over past methods in fighting F-M-D.

Oedekoven says besides this latest breakthrough by A-R-S on F-M-D, another recent development was discovery of a different type of vaccine which lessens the risk to other possible diseases.

A-R-S scientists says by using a type three interferon, they can protect cattle from F-M-D as early as one day after vaccination.

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