NPPC: U.S. needs improved FMD vaccine bank

Manufacturer-managed vaccine bank seen as economically beneficial.

Combined, the U.S., Canada and Mexico currently only have enough foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine antigen available to make 2.5 million doses of vaccines in a three-week period if an outbreak were to occur.

However, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) board member Terry Wolters of Pipestone, Minn., said at the World Pork Expo estimates suggest that 10 million doses woul

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