Scientists hamstrung on lumpy skin vaccine

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
April 1 2022 - 2:30am
ON WATCH: Northern Australian pastoralists are on high alert for a case of lumpy skin disease, which has been detected in Sumatra and could travel in on insects. Credit: Pornsawan Baipakdee/Shutterstock

ANIMAL biosecurity experts are urging an 'immediate conversation' with livestock producers about the need to import a live lumpy skin disease virus in order to work on vaccines and diagnostics.

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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.

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