COVID-style mRNA vaccine work for foot and mouth disease underway

Shan Goodwin
August 15 2022 - 6:00am
VACCINE ROLL OUT: An Agriculture Ministry official prepares a shot to be given to livestock during a vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Denpasar, Bali.
VACCINE ROLL OUT: An Agriculture Ministry official prepares a shot to be given to livestock during a vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Denpasar, Bali.

Work is underway to develop a livestock vaccine for both foot and mouth and lumpy skin disease drawing on the technology involving messenger RNA that underpinned COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally. Contact 0427686187. E: s.goodwin@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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