R-CALF USA objects to manufacturing FMD vaccine on U.S. mainland
September 16, 2020 By Larry Lee Filed Under: Animal Agriculture, Animal Health, Beef, FMD/Foot & Mouth Disease, Livestock, News, USDA
A U.S. group of ranchers opposes the manufacture of a foot and mouth disease vaccine on the U.S. mainland. Bill Bullard with R-CALF USA says the USDA has no authority to approve a request from Zoetis. “Here we have a multinational pharmaceutical company that wants to begin making vaccines from a live foot and mouth disease virus, and they want to do it in College Station, Texas. We argue that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has no authority whatsoever to grant that petition.”
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