Swine fever suspected in Japan’s Okinawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An outbreak of classical swine fever in Japan’s Okinawa, for the first time since 1986, means 1,746 pigs will be culled, according to a Liberty Times report on Wedne...

Taiwan free from FMD, confident in countering swine diseases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s animal husbandry authorities expressed confidence in their ability to ward off swine illnesses as the island announced its successful eradication of foot-an...

Taiwan announces it has eradicated foot and mouth disease

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) on Monday (July 1) announced it had eradicated foot and mouth disease (FMD), after a one-year hiatus vaccinating livestock agai...

Japan struggles to contain spread of swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is not the only country currently struggling with a swine fever outbreak; the viral epidemic continues to escalate throughout Japan. Authorities in several Japane...

Taiwan APEC envoy to hold talks with Japanese prime minister on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday afternoon, the second and final day of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Taiwan halts pork imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture announced Saturday it was halting the import of pork and related imports from Japan amid fears of classical swine fever. The attention of foo...

Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig's head in baggage at the world's busiest airport. The U.S. Cus...