Recycled Swine Manure Asphault Tested In Missouri

The outer road along Interstate 44 near Six Flags St. Louis is freshly paved — with asphalt made from recycled swine manure.

It is believed to be the first time asphalt has been created from swine manure. Two St. Louis County companies, road contractor Pace Construction Co. and the engineering firm Innoventor, joined up on the project.

USDA testing swine samples for possible H1N1 influenza in pigs at MN State Fair

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday the USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratories will be conducting confirmatory testing on swine samples collected at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1. FULL STORY »

USDA Laboratory Tests Swine Samples for H1N1

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa is working to confirm a preliminary diagnosis of Novel 2009 H1N1 influenza virus in swine samples, according to TwinCities.com. Results of the tests may be known as early as today. FULL STORY »

New Influenza Test and Vaccine Under Development

The genetic material for the Type A H1N1 influenza virus — or as USDA now calls it, H1N1 flu outbreak virus — is being shipped to veterinary biologics manufacturers. Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has developed a new PCR test, and a swine vaccine could be available by November or December. FULL STORY »

U of M Diagnostic Laboratory Introduces New Swine Disease Tests

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has introduced six tests to detect swine diseases. FULL STORY »

Synbiotic's Avian Influenza test receives conditional approval from USDA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The USDA has granted Synbiotics Corp. conditional approval for United States marketing and distribution of its Avian Influenza Virus Type A Antigen Test Kit. FULL STORY »

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