Vietnam develops anti-African swine fever vaccine

A vaccine against African swine fever (AFS) virus by the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) has produced initial positive outcomes on experimental scale, unveiled Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong.The AFS disease, first discovered in Hung Yen on February 1 ...

Vietnam calls for 'drastic measures' to fight African swine fever

Vietnam’s prime minister has called for “drastic measures” to fight the spread of African swine fever in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday. The highly contagious disease, which is incurable in pigs but harmless to humans, has spread rapidly across neighboring China ...

Mai Nguyen

Vietnam refuses to ban the use of sedatives on pigs despite widespread abuse

Vietnamese authorities have decided not to prohibit the use of sedatives on pigs, despite there being no effective measures currently in place to prevent livestock farmers from engaging in a widespread practice of injecting pigs with tranquilliser before slaughter.Keep reading ...

Bao Anh

Antibiotics plague husbandry

Abuse of antibiotics in animal husbandry is alarming in Viet Nam, experts have warned.[]A survey on 200 chicken farms in Mekong Delta conducted in ViParc project, led by Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Viet Nam, revealed that the average use of drugs for ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Vietnam farm produce exporters face more technical barriers overseas

As of October, the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development had received 45 notifications, including 35 of which coming from nations adjusting maximum residue limits (MRL) in agricultural products. Vietnam’s exports of agricultural products, thus, will face more and more technical barriers in overseas markets.Keep reading  ...

Ngoc Hung

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