In the continuing battle to develop weapons to fight ASF, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, operated by the US Department of Homeland Security, announced the development of a cell line which potentially will allow a logarithmic increase in the capability for testing for African Swine Fever. While this is not protection against the introduction of the disease, it may be a mighty tool in being able to quickly and effectively contain it should there be a break, localizing and limiting the economic impact.
IDEAL Agriculture & Marine offers a full range of livestock and animal mortality products, including business interruption for many diseases. Whether current threats such as African Swine Fever and High Pathology Avian Influenza; more remote catastrophic diseases such as FMD; or more common but still costly diseases such as PRRS, PED and Salmonella, we can craft cost-effective solutions for treating the risk and mitigating the effects of a break. This program applies to animal producers and related supporting industries. Insurance agents and brokers having clients within the animal agriculture sectors are encouraged to visit with us for more information.
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