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Scientists Find Colistin Resistance in US Pig

Scientists from the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) have discovered a strain of E.coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin in the intestine of a pig.

The discovery comes at the same time as researchers at the Walter Reed Research Institute in the US identified the first colistin resistant mcr-1 E.coli in a person.

The colistin resistant E.coli discovered in the pig’s intestine has the same mcr-1 gene.

The HSS said that the two discoveries are of concern because colistin is used as a last resort drug to treat patients with multi-drug resistant infections.

The discovery follows the first reports from China last November that bacteria containing the mcr-1 gene could be resistant to colistin.

Following the report from China, scientists around the world have been searching for other bacteria containing the mcr-1 gene and bacteria have been found in Europe and Canada.

In other news this week, African swine fever (ASF) has continued to be reported in farmed pigs in Russia and Ukraine.

In Ukraine, the outbreak was in a village unit in Mohrytsya, close to the Russian boarder and in Russia the outbreak was in backyard pigs in Duminichi.    

In PED news, a second case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has been reported in Manitoba, Canada.

According to Manitoba Pork, the finisher barn is fully cooperating with the CVO and has implemented control measures on the site.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Management Factors Associated with Sow Farrowing Rate
The objectives of this study were to determine associations between low farrowing rate and various management factors in sow herds.

Risk Factors for Prolapses in Sows
In animal production, an abdominal organ prolapse is a condition where an internal organ moves from its normal position in the abdominal cavity to the exterior through the anus or vulva.

The Importance of Liver Protection for Sows
A sow’s liver is commonly under stress. A number of actions can help protect the liver and support healthy animals, write André Van Lankveld, Swine Technical Manager and Karin Nährer, Mycotoxin Risk Management Product Manager.

Company News

Canada Hog Market
CANADA - Spring and everyone is seemingly an optimist. Such is the nature of the season and here in Ontario (Canada) there is much for the swine producer to be upbeat about, writes Bob Fraser – Sales & Service, Genesus Ontario.
Ceva Acquires Biovac, Leading French Manufacturer of Autogenous Vaccines
FRANCE - Ceva Santé Animale has announced the purchase of Biovac Laboratories, a leading manufacturer of autogeneous (bacterial) vaccines, allergy treatments and reagents based in Angers, France.
Nutriad Helped Sponsor 2015-2016 USA Scholarships
US - International feed additives producer Nutriad, alongside various other corporate sponsors, proudly sponsored Targeting Excellence and as such contributed to the funding of excellence awards to students in agriculture. Across the USA scholarships were awarded to 58 students enrolled in two-year, four- year, graduate and veterinary programs with a focus on food animal agriculture.
Pork Commentary: World Pork Expo
US - Next week is the World Pork Expo, the annual Premier Swine event in North America. It’s a time and place where producers and industry people can meet and socialise. It’s a time and place to celebrate our industry, an industry that supplies 44% of the World’s Meat and Protein consumption. It’s a time and place to see new products and learn of the changes in our business, writes Jim Long President-CEO Genesus Inc.
MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
IRELAND - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016.
Mexico Hog Market
MEXICO - Mexico’s pork industry is projecting to expand a little bit further on international markets with a clear focus in Asia. With 1.4 million tons of pork production projected for 2016 (USDA projection), Mexico is still far to be self-sufficient. It is estimated that consumption of pork in Mexico would increase 3.3 per cent during 2016, to stand at 2.2 million tons (carcass). Since 2012 Mexico has expanded pork exports about 30 per cent (2012, 70,000 tons – 2015, 100,000 tons), writes Fernando Ortiz, Genesus Ibero-American Business Development .
Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum who heads the PolAres Mars simulation programme.
Market Reports

USDA Cold Storage - April 2016
AHDB Pork Weekly Export Bulletin - 31 May 2016
AHDB Pig Market Weekly - 31 May 2016

Global Pig Industry News

   United States

CME: Muddled Demand Picture for Meat Industry
Hog Outlook: No Big Changes in Swine Breeding Herd
World Pork Expo will Host Pork Professionals from Around the World
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
Colistin Resistance Found in Pig in US
National Pork Board Announces New CEO
CME: Summer Hog Futures Fail to Break $84 Mark
Hog Outlook: Hog Price Peak May Come Early
CME: Mixed Picture for US Pork Export Sales


Pork Producers Advised to Lock in Current Strong Hog Prices
Second PED Case Reported in Manitoba
Advanced Trailer Designs Improving Pig Welfare, Biosecurity, Meat Quality
Early Establishment of Healthy Gut Microflora Offers Lifetime Health Improvement
PED Reported in Manitoba Sow Barn
Containing PED Spread Top Priority Following Case in Manitoba


Global Meat Production Predicted to Remain Stable Through 2016
New Online Learning from Improve Offers Flexible, Interactive CPD
Nine Countries Granted Disease Free Status to Various Pig Diseases

   European Union

EU Pig Prices: Price Rally in Europe – Quotations Are Going Up


Does Hemp Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers in Slaughter Pigs?
New Project to Improve Erysipelas Disease Knowledge in Pigs

   United Kingdom

AHDB Pork is Calling for David Black Award Nominations


German Pork Exports Modestly Down in First Quarter

   Russian Federation

Russia Prepares to Extend Agri-Food Embargo Until End of 2017
Further ASF Outbreaks Reported in Russian Pigs


Romanian Meat Processor Boost Sales Following VAT Cut


More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs


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