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Monday, September 22, 2014
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,386
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,386 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 68 new positive samples...
Weekly Overview: US Pig Markets on the Turn?
US & CANADA - As the northern hemisphere enters the fall/autumn, concerns are being expressed of a possible resurgence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the United States and Canada. There is no sign...
New Case of African Swine Fever in Polish Wild Boar
POLAND - A wild boar on the eastern border of Poland has tested positive for African swine fever....
Garth Pig Veterinarian Retires after 36 Years
UK - Pig veterinarian, Neville Kingston, has retired after 36 years in practice at Garth Veterinary Group, writes Sam Walton....
New Warehouse Opened by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., last month celebrated the opening of its new global packaging and distribution warehouse in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor....
No Change in US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Delta Corona Virus
US - No new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) have been detected in the US in the last week, so the total number of positive samples so far remains at 382 from pig farms in 17 states....
Friday, September 19, 2014
Cold Weather Will Test PED Biosecurity
US - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians says the colder winter months will provide the true test of the effectiveness of stepped up biosecurity in containing the...
Post Weaning Toolbox Sets Stage for Long-Term Piglet Success
US - At World Pork Expo, Purina Animal Nutrition provided tips for minimising the stress of weaning for young pigs. ...
African Swine Fever in Estonia Kills Wild Boar
ESTONIA - The Estonian veterinary authority has reported a fresh outbreak of African swine fever in Ida-Virumaa....
Transport of Swine Restricted in Brazilian States
BRAZIL - From 3 September, the entry of pigs to the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul has been restricted to control classical swine fever....
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Confidential Reporting Service Maintaining Pig Welfare
UK - To help maintain high standards of animal welfare on British pig farms, the National Pig Association is introducing a Confidential Reporting Service. The service will also protect pig-keepers from...
More Convenient Gletvax Six for Protecting Piglets
UK - A larger multi-dose bottle of Gletvax® 6, the vaccine against E. coli and clostridial scours, will now make it more convenient to protect large numbers of piglets....
Conference Highlights Advances in Research of Livestock Virus Diseases
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Breakthrough in Understanding Coccidiosis in Newborn Piglets
AUSTRIA - Parasitologists from the University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna are closer to understanding the disease process behind porcine neonatal coccidiosis, which causes diarrhoea and mortality...
Improved Assurance-Food Safety On-Farm Programme
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging the province's pork producers to apply for funding being made available to improve on-farm food safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace health and safety...
Commission Reviews Control Measures against African Swine Fever
EU - The European Commission has updated its regionalised control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever (ASF)....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Environmental Sampling Shows Few Positive Samples of PED
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork reports, since April, there have been very few incidents of environmental contamination from PED in Ontario, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Commission Further Reviews Measures to Combat African Swine Fever
EU - An update of EU control measures to combat the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) was endorsed by Member State experts on 12 September. These regionalism restrictions, affecting, to differing degrees,...
Hog Outlook: 2014 Pork Production Forecast Lowered
The September USDA crop report estimated the US average corn yield at a record 171.7 bushels per acre. They estimated soybean yield at a record 46.6 bushels per acre. The old yield records for both crops...
Monday, September 15, 2014
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,316
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,316 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 63 new positive samples...
US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus Now 382
US - No new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) have been detected in the US for a second week, so the total number of positive samples so far remains at 382 from pig farms in 17 states....
Nine New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been nine new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) confirmed in three regions including Kraslava in the south-east, as well as the northern areas of Burtnieki and Valka. ...
Classical Swine Fever Detected in Latvian Wild Boar
LATVIA - There have been three new outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) reported in the Balvi county, located in the eastern region of the country. ...
Two New Outbreaks of Foot and Mouth in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - Two new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth disease have been detected in the Gyenongsangbuk-do region of South Korea. ...
Friday, September 12, 2014
New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
Genesus Looking for New Director of Health & Biosecurity
CANADA - Genesus is looking for a Director of Health and Biosecurity to lead the Genesus Health and Biosecurity program and be responsible for its implementation and maintenance throughout North America....
University Researchers Awarded $1.6 Million to Fight Flu in Pigs
US - Researchers from the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will soon test a cutting-edge approach for eradicating the most ancient disease known to mankind...
Increased Biosecurity Vital for Containing PED in Cold Weather
CANADA - The technical veterinarian with Ontario Pork says a stepped up focus on biosecurity will be key to containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as the weather turns colder, writes Bruce...
Taiwan's Famers Urged to Watch out for PED
TAIWAN - Following a series of new outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in Taiwan in August, the authorities are urging pig farmers to raise biosecurity levels and to report suspicious mortality....
 
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