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The Agrarian Federation of Argentina does not care if the foot-and-mouth vaccine is bivalent: It should not be a worrying situation

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Published Apr 18, 2024

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The Argentine government, led by Javier Milei, has announced a plan to permit the importation of bivalent foot-and-mouth disease vaccines, aiming to foster free competition and potentially reduce costs for local livestock producers. This decision involves the National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa) revising current vaccine requirements, a move supported by the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA). The FAA champions the adoption of a bivalent vaccine, akin to those used in neighboring Uruguay, Brazil, and Paraguay, suggesting it could enhance Argentina's health policy and productive conditions for livestock. This initiative challenges the existing mandate for a quadrivalent vaccine, which has benefitted domestic manufacturers, and raises questions about the health implications of altering vaccine requirements.
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Senasa (National Agri-Food Health and Quality Service) must decide the fine print of a political decision that was announced last week by presidential spokesperson Manuel Adorni, but that must still be implemented to become effective: to allow importation and promote free competition in that market, the conditions required for the foot-and-mouth disease vaccine that are compulsorily applied in Argentina must be reviewed. In this discussion, the government of Javier Milei found an unexpected ally in the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) That entity, in a statement, spoke in favor of being able to use a bivalent vaccine similar to the one used by livestock-raising countries in the region, such as Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay, to inoculate bovine herds, and which has been shown to be effective in controlling the livestock disease. Argentina, on the other hand, has required since 2005 the use of a quadrivalent vaccine (with protection for four strains), and this is what has ...
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