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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
New Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Russian Boar
RUSSIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported in the Smolenskaya area, located in Russia....
Boehringer Ingelheim Sees Advantages of Freshly Mixed Vaccine
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has decided to remain focused on freshly mixed Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2)/ Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) vaccines and not follow the development of...
PED Risk Reduced by Hot Water High Pressure Washer
CANADA - A sales manager with Hotsy Central says the use of hot water high pressure washers has proved highly effective in reducing the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
African Swine Fever Confirmed in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - According to the State Food and Veterinary service, a new case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a village in the Ignalina District, Naujasis Daugeliskis Parish, of Lithuania....
Monday, September 01, 2014
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,199
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,199 in 30 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 73 new positive samples...
New Vaccine from BIVI Doubles up Against Salmonella in Pigs
US - Veterinarians and producers now can protect pigs against two of the most virulent types of Salmonella with a single, convenient oral dose administered by the drinking water or oral drench....
Wheat Fungal Disease Impacts Pig Feed
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada says fusarium head blight has been the biggest factor affecting the quality of this year's winter wheat crop, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry Biosecurity Seminars Scheduled
UK - BPEX is holding a series of biosecurity seminars as the industry faces ever growing threats from African Swine Fever and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea....
New Proposed Maximum Levels of Fumonisins in Maize
GLOBAL - The current report of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (FAO) on contaminants in foods includes a new proposal for maximum levels for fumonisins in maize and maize products, according to Biomin....
US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus: 381
US - Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) has been detected in six more positive samples in the most recent week, bringing the total number of positive samples so far to 381 from pig farms in 17 states....
Friday, August 29, 2014
New Outbreak of African Swine Fever Reported in Ivory Coast
IVORY COAST - There has been a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported in the Ivory Coast, San-Pedro area....
Good Progress Made in UK on Pig Disease Preparedness
UK - Good progress is being made with the work to improve the country’s preparedness for exotic and emerging disease such as African Swine Fever (ASF) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv)....
Main Institutions of Brazil's Animal Protein Chain Support FIPPPA
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) and the main Brazilian entities, universities and medias, trust in the quality and support a new event on animal protein production...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Feed Industry Responds to PEDv Study
US - Since its initial detection in May 2013, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) has spread rapidly throughout the US swine industry. Initially, contaminated feed was proposed as a risk factor for...
Swine-to-Human Transmission of Influenza A(H3N2) Virus at Fairs
US - Comparison of genome sequences of the subtype H3N2 isolates recovered from humans and swine from US pig fairs revealed nucleotide identities of more than 99.7 per cent, confirming zoonotic transmission...
International Conference on Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases
US - If you are a pork producer or veterinarian interested in learning more about the federal government’s role in Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV), you may be interested in an international conference...
Antibiotic Resistance: Moving Forward Through Shared Stewardship
US - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will host a symposium 12-14 November, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, titled “Antibiotic resistance: Moving forward through shared stewardship. Registration...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
PED Expected to Create Opportunities to Lock in Profits Into Spring 2015
CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services is confident pork producers will have an opportunity to lock in profitable hog prices this winter and into the spring of 2015 as a...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Detected in Chinese Taipei
TAIWAN - There have been 34 new outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) reported on farms in Chinese Taipei. Cases have been detected in the Yunlin, Tainan City, Nantou, Miaoli, Pingtung, Hsinchu,...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Pigs, Wild Boars Affected by African Swine Fever Outbreaks
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three further outbreaks of African swine fever in Smolensk Oblast and Kaluga Oblast....
African Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - The Lithuanian veterinary authorities have reported a new outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in Panevezys....
Standardised Total Tract Digestibility Offers Precise Swine Ration Formulation
CANADA - A landscape stewardship specialist with MAFRD says standardised total tract digestibility of phosphorus appears to be the most precise way to formulate swine rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Friday, August 22, 2014
Could PEDv Become Airborne?
US - Airborne transmission should be considered as a potential route for Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) dissemination as infectious PEDV was detected in the air 10 miles downwind from infected...
Is it Good to Socialise Piglets?
US - By socialising unfamiliar piglets before weaning, stress due to mixing could at least be distanced in time from the other burdens of weaning, thereby improving performance....
Five New Outbreaks Of ASF in Latvia
LATVIA - Six new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in both wild boar and a domesticated pig. ...
Two New Outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - Three new cases of classical swine fever have been detected in the Karsava county of the country which boarders Russia....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human...
Researchers Investigate Flu Evolution in Pigs
US - In a study by the University of Minnesota, designed to simulate how the pandemic 2009 influenza (pH1N1) virus might have evolved, researchers say it took only nine passages in pigs for a virus to...
Germany Forms Alliance to Increase Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German food industry has formed an alliance to respond to the ongoing criticism on animal husbandry. Farmers, the meat industry and retailers want to set higher animal welfare standards across...
 
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