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ThePigSite Newsletter - 26 July 2010

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Editorial - IPVS 2010 - A Sparkling Success

The International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress meeting was held in the vibrant west-coast Canadian city of Vancouver last week with a record attendance, including ThePigSite editor.

In his welcome speech at the 21st IPVS Congress, Congress president, Dr Ernest Sanford said that the event had attracted a total of 2,741 delegates from 66 countries.

The aim of the meeting, he said, was to find out about new scientific discoveries while enjoying an invigorating social programme. The theme was 'Sharing Ideas, Advancing Pig Health', with 262 oral presentations over the next three days and 887 e-posters in six concurrent sessions as well as satellite symposia presented by the six main sponsors.

New topics on the programme this time were Postweaning Wasting/Catabolic Syndrome (PWCS), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), H1N1 influenza and different methods of castration. PRRS and PCV were also well covered in several sessions each.

In his closing speech, Dr Sanford said he felt these aims had been achieved, and congratulations must go to him and all those many others involved for a most successful, fruitful and enjoyable event.

The next IPVS Congress will take place in Jeju, South Korea in 2012 and Cancun in Mexico was chosen as the location for the following Congress in 2014.

A survey in Denmark has revealed that Salmonella was found less in outdoor pigs than those kept indoors. Salmonella was found in more than 10 per cent of conventional indoor finishing pigs, in seven per cent of organic pigs, and in only five per cent of outdoor pigs.

Jackie Linden

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Management of Pneumo-Enteric Infections and Vector Control
Enteric infections, the efficacy of Denagard and the role of vectors in disease transfer were covered in a Novartis symposium held during the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress 2010, writes Jackie Linden, editor of ThePigSite.
Residue Testing in Ireland Revealed Very Few Positives
In 2009, just 0.3 per cent of samples from Irish animals and products were positive for residues, according to the the National Residue Control Plan for 2009. Carry-over was detected in three porcine samples relating to the dioxin incident in 2008; the animals had already been withheld from the food chain.
Health Implications of Bovine TB in Pig Populations
The health implications of having bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in a pig herd are described in this Knowledge Transfer Bulletin from BPEX.
Developing an Emergency Response Plan for Your Livestock Facility
The best strategy for minimising the impact of emergencies may be prevention, according to Tom Guthrie (extension educator, Pork Team in Jackson, Michigan), writing in MSU Quarterly Pork Quarterly.
US Pork Outlook Report - July 2010
Lower numbers of pigs on 1 June are expected to translate into lower pork supplies for the balance of 2010, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook report for July 2010.
Biomin - the natural way
* Company News

Efficacy of Simultaneous Use of PCV, Mycoplasma Vaccines
NETHERLANDS - Simultaneous (mixed) use of existing swine vaccines against porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health in swine are as efficacious and safe as separate use of these vaccines.
IDRI, Merial in Research Collaboration
US - Global animal health company Merial and non-profit biotechnology organisation the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) have agreed to cooperate regarding the research and development of certain vaccines for animals.
* Global Pig Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: FMD Outbreak Reported in Russia
 » Improved Disease Prevention in Animal Health

   Canada

 » IPVS - Record Attendance, Industry in the Doldrums
 » IPVS - PWCS Remains a Mystery
 » IPVS - Looking Forward to Korea as Vancouver Event Closes
 » Moose Jaw Pork Plant Renovations Set to Begin
 » Cooperation Key to Controlling PRRS
 » Pork Product Launch Could Stimulate Consumption
 » Improved Testing of Needle-Free Injectors
 » Pork Commentary: National Pork Industry Conference Report

Alphamune G - Shielding, Earning
   United States

 » Weekly Outlook: Focus on Weather and Crop Size
 » Market Preview: Pork’s Value Holds Strong
 » CME: Retail Pork Prices Set Record Highs
 » Weekly Roberts Report
 » AgFeed to Buy US Hog Production Firm for $16M
 » GIPSA Rule Concerns Agricultural Panel
 » NPPC Urges Restoration of Animal ID Funding
 » Meat and Poultry Industry Measuring Food Safety
 » Record Red Meat Production for June
 » Retail Pork Prices Set Record for the Second Time
 » Smithfield's Corporate Social Responsibility Report

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Limited Fall in Prices
 » Modern CAP Needed for Productive Agriculture
 » EC Fines Animal Feed Phosphates Producers

   United Kingdom

 » Food Standards Agency to Keep Crucial Safety Role
 » Meat Consumption and Prospective Weight Change
 » Farmers to Star in New Advertising Campaign
 » Changes to Food Standards Agency
 » Lower Pig Prices, Higher Feed Prices

Draxxin - Treat em' once. Treat em' Right
   Australia

 » Coles Urged to Avoid Double Standards on Pork
 » Pork Farmers Hit Out at Coles Sow Stall Ban

   Denmark

 » Less Salmonella Observed in Outdoor Pigs

   Germany

 » Salmonella-Contaminated Pork May Pose Health Risk

   New Zealand

 » Pig Farming Conditions Still Unacceptable

JSR Genetics - Genetics you can trust
   Spain

 » Study on Rapeseed, Sunflower for Fuel, Feed

   Philippines

 » San Miguel Close to Divesting Food Group

   China

 » China Makes Progress in Disease Control
 » Zhongpin to Build New Pork Plant in Jilin

   Ireland

 » Ireland's 12 Billion Euro Exports Vision

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That's all for this week!

Ed.
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