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Friday, December 19, 2014
Threat of PED to the UK Pig Sector
UK - Highly-virulent porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has spread to Europe, increasing the risk of spread to Britain, while African swine fever has also been reported in Ukraine this year....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Multiple PED Outbreaks Likely to Impact Ukrainian Pork Production
UKRAINE - According to Ukrainian swine industry groups, several Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) cases were registered in different regions of Ukraine since spring of 2014....
Disinfection Procedures Tightened Throughout Cold Weather
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian is advising pork producers who do not have access to heated facilities for disinfecting transport vehicles to return to cold weather disinfection protocols....
Canada's Pork Sector Praised for Efforts to Contain PED
CANADA - The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says Canada's pork industry has done a tremendous job in dealing with porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), writes Bruce...
Sow Nutrition Impacts Piglet Quality
UK - The impact of sow nutrition on piglet quality was highlighted at recent BPEX Regional Producer Events and it set producers thinking....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New Scheme for Aujeszky's Disease Surveillance in UK
UK - The agriculture department has announced a new scheme for the surveillance of Aujeszky’s Disease on British pig farms will begin when the current one closes at the end of this year....
Monday, December 15, 2014
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 23, and there was one premises with dual infection of PEDV and porcine deltacoronavirus...
Friday, December 12, 2014
OIE Encouraged by Progress Made in FMD Controlled Areas
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation...
Belgium Keep PEDv Safeguard Measures in Place
BELGIUM - Brussels has extended its controls on imports of live pigs from the States and Canada until October next year, because of continued concerns about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)....
PEDV Can Survive in Manure Lagoons
CANADA - Research being conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has show the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus is capable of surviving in manure lagoons,...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Foot and Mouth Vaccination Control Strategies
US - Simulation models were developed to assess the impact of livestock herd types and vaccination on foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks using the North American Animal Disease Spread Model....
British Pig Producers Making Quantum Leap in Biosecurity
UK British pig farmers have made a quantum leap in their defences against foreign diseases this year, reports the National Pig Association....
Pig Farmers Can Help with Early Detection of African Swine Fever
UK - Researchers at The Royal Veterinary College are trying to find out pig farmers’ attitudes towards African swine fever: whether you would recognise it or suspect it and if so, would you know what...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
PEDV: University Research Playing a Critical Role
ANALYSIS - Last week the North American PRRS Conference was held in Chicago and special emphasis was given to porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED). Before the arrival of PEDV, PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and...
Denmark Calls for European Approach on Antibiotic Resistance
EUROPE - In today's globalised world, it is not enough that for the Danes alone to minimise the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, say a leading Danish doctor and pig specialist in a joint statement....
Negative Effects of Mycotoxins on Swine Fertility
AUSTRIA - Mycotoxins in animal feed can have a negative impact on the reproductive performance of sows, gilts as well as boars, says Biomin....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
More ASF Reported in Lithuanian Wild Boar
LITHUANIA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boar....
Peruvian Health Official Warns against Eating Pork as PED Hits South
PERU - A senior regional health official in the south of the country has warned people against eating pork following recent outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in the country. ...
PED in Hawaii Suggests Contaminated Feed as Vector for Spread
US and CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says a case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in Hawaii provides strong evidence that feed is a potential vector for the spread of the virus, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Belarusian Vet Services Praised in ASF Battle
BELARUS - After being criticised by the head of the Russian veterinary service recently, counterparts in Belarus have received praise for their professionalism from OIE in Eastern Europe....
Centre of Excellence for Pigs in UK Moves Forward
UK - Plans to create a monogastric Centre of Excellence serving the pig and poultry industries have taken another step forward....
Russia Reports Three More Wild Boar with African Swine Fever
RUSSIA - Three wild boar have tested positive for African swine fever in the Moscow region of western Russia....
South Korea Reports New FMD Outbreak in Pigs
SOUTH KOREA - Pigs at a farm in central South Korea have tested positive for foot and mouth disease (FMD)....
More Polish Wild Boar Positive for African Swine Fever
POLAND - Five wild boar tested positive for the African swine fever virus between 24 November and 2 December....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: Disease Control in Farm Animals is Cheaper Than a Pandemic
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is recommending a strengthening of...
Biosecurity Stepped up to Combat PED, Reduce Other Pig Disease Risks
CANADA - The Executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says efforts to contain porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) are also reducing the threat posed by other infections....
Mandatory Pig Movement Reporting Helps Track Disease in Canada
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada says the mandatory reporting of swine movements in Canada is already demonstrating its value in terms of tracking the movement of disease....
Chile on Alert for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
CHILE - The country is on alert for porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) following confirmation of outbreaks in neighbouring Peru....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Wild Boar Culling in Finland
FINLAND - The Finnish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry and the Finnish Wildlife Agency have scheduled enhanced boar hunting....
Cold Weather Prompts a Step up in Transport Biosecurity
CANADA - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians is encouraging pork producers to be aware of the heightened risk of the spread of PED as the weather turns colder, writes...
 
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