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06 March 2015
Chile Close to CSF Free Status
CHILE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recommended that Chile is declared a country free from classical swine fever (CSF) in recognition of the work that has been done in animal health...
Western Swine Health Intelligence Network Officially Operational
CANADA - The fledgling Western Swine Health Intelligence Network, a system which allows swine veterinarians in western Canada to share swine health information, is now officially operational, writes Bruce...
PEDv Outbreak Confirmed in Georgia
US - The US State of Georgia has reported its first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)....
05 March 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 26, one premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
Reduced Losses from PED Negatively Impact Live Hog Prices
US - The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services blames higher slaughter numbers resulting from reduced losses due to PED for the substantial drop in live hog prices experienced this winter,...
Truck and Trailer Wash Standards Still Highly Variable
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports the diligence with which livestock trailers are being washed and disinfected to reduce the potential spread of PED still varies widely, reports Bruce...
04 March 2015
Increased Sow Milk Yields Offer Potential Improved Piglet Growth
CANADA - A research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says using strategies that will improve the sow's milk yields will give her piglets a better chance to optimise their growth, writes...
Ceva Holds “State of the Art” Summit at VIV Asia 2015
THAILAND - Ceva’s poultry, swine, services and equipment teams will focus on what is “State of the Art” in animal production during the VIV Asia international trade show to be held in Bangkok from...
Further ASF in Lithuanian Wild Boar
LITHUANIA - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
Biomin to Launch Mycofix 5.0 Mycotoxin Risk Management Solution to Date
THAILAND - Biomin will unveil Mycofix® 5.0, a fully re-formulated, all-in-one mycotoxin risk management solution for livestock at the VIV Asia 2015 in Bangkok....
Norway Confirms Further Cases of LA-MRSA in Pigs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has reported an additional three pig herds with LA-MRSA to the Food Safety Authority (FSA)....
03 March 2015
South Korea Reports 77 New FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - Seventy-seven new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported on pig and cattle farms across the country. ...
Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Tool for PED Management
US - Boehringer Ingelheim has launched SOURCE, a six-step protocol and web site resource centre to help producers manage the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus....
US Pork's Boom and Bust Price Pattern
US - Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus was the talk in the livestock media. ...
02 March 2015
Latest Audio Series Focuses on Applied PRRS Research, ARC
US - The 'At the Meeting' audio series highlights historical comparisons to PRV and a large-scale porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) study, says Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. ...
Veterinarian Advises Against Use of Blood Plasma in Swine Rations
CANADA - An Alberta-based swine veterinarian is advising pork producers to avoid the use of blood plasma products in swine rations and where the products are used to source them only from certified processing...
Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports, as expected, the colder winter weather has added to the challenge of controlling PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
EU - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
Boehringer Ingelheim Continues Support of Independent PCV2 Research
EUROPE - More than 30 European scientists joined the award ceremony, which has taken place at the Boehringer Ingelheim headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany. ...
New Product Stops Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Piglets
US - A unique egg yolk immunoglobulin formulation has proven effective against porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in university research and field studies, according to Provanco Feeds....
26 February 2015
Researchers Target Specific Strains of Brachyspira
CANADA - Researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are working to identify the most effective antimicrobials for treating specific strains of Brachyspira....
Tests Find First Positive PED Environmental Sample in Saskatchewan
CANADA - It was reported this week that the first ever PED-positive sample in Saskatchewan was detected towards the end of January....
Three Polish Wild Boar Test Positive for African Swine Fever
POLAND - Three wild boar at different locations in Podlaskie province in the east of the country, near to the border with Belarus, have tested positive for the African swine fever (ASF) virus. ...
25 February 2015
Research Helps with Glässers Diagnosis
UK - The accurate diagnosis of Haemophilus parasuis is set to be significantly improved due to a new molecular diagnostic tool, which will improve the ability to predict an outbreak of Glässers disease,...
23 February 2015
Automated Truck Washing to Improve Farm Biosecurity
CANADA - The general manager of Sask Pork is confident automating the washing and disinfecting of the trucks that haul livestock will improve biosecurity while cutting costs and speeding up the process,...
Pigs Fed Distillers Dried Grains Regulate Sulphur Retention
US - A study at the University of Illinois reveals that even distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with a high sulphur content can safely be included in diets for growing pigs....
Farmers Warned to Take Special Care of Livestock During Heatwave
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
Ceva Santé Animale Launches Responsive New Web Site
FRANCE - A refreshing new design and responsive features will allow users an improved experience when browsing Ceva's new web site....
Lithuania Reports Two More Wild Boar with ASF
LITHUANIA - Two wild boars at different locations tested positive for the African swine fever (ASF) virus in mid-February....
20 February 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 55, two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
 
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