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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
THE NETHERLANDS - As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) reinforces its...
African Swine Fever Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - There has been one new case of African Swine Fever (ASF) Detected in the western region of Russia....
Pig Vets in US Face Challenges with New Antibiotic Regulations
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016....
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Serious Weaknesses in Biosecurity Blamed for More PED in Manitoba
CANADA - On the 25 September the Office of the Chief Veterinarian posted a notice on the MAFRD website notifying the industry about a fourth on-farm case of PED in Manitoba....
Classical Swine Fever Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been a new case of Classical Swine Fever reported in the Rugaji region of Latvia. ...
Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Two wild boar have been found infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Vilnius region of Lithuania. ...
African Swine Fever Detected in Chad
CHAD - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) detected and confirmed in western Chad....
Monday, September 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: PED, Hogs & Pigs and the Importance of Biosecurity
GLOBAL - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) presents a whole new range of challenges to the US pig sector when it comes to forecasts for pork production and prices; this was clear from the quarterly 'Hogs...
British Vets Urged to Build on Trust for the Future
UK - Vets must maintain trust in a changing and cynical world is the message from outgoing British Veterinary Association (BVA) President, Robin Hargreaves....
Long-Term Impacts of Feeding GM Crops to Livestock Evaluated
US - The Research represents the longest-term monitoring of the health-impact of GM crops in history as it examines at 29 years of livestock productivity and health data from both before and after the...
Minnesota University Holds PED Biosecurity Course
US - The University of Minnesota is to hold a course on 'Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Assessing Biosecurity in the Swine Feed Supply Chain' from 6 October....
Study Points to Need for H7N9 Flu Virus Surveillance in China's Pigs
CHINA - Pigs in the south of the country have been infected with multiple avian influenza viruses, according to new research at South China Agricultural University. No samples from pigs were found to be...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thai Study Shows PRRS Control Should Focus on Breeding Pigs
THAILAND - Looking into the incidence of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in different districts, scientists concluded that breeding sows should be the focus of targeted surveillance...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
White House Issues Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
US - The National Pork Producers Council issued a statement agreeing with the President’s actions by acknowledging that “more epidemiological research is needed to understand the key drivers of increased...
New Vet Team Manager for BPEX
UK - BPEX is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Smith as the new veterinary team manager....
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pig Farm Biosecurity Alert: PED Hits New Farm in Manitoba
CANADA - This week the Office of the Chief Veterinarian in Manitoba posted a notification to the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (MAFRD) web site stating that a third farm in southeast...
Proof of PED Virus Transmission in Feed
US - A new research paper proves that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus can be carried in animal feed, which the scientists say is the first evidence of this suspicion. ...
Mycotoxins a Hot Topic at the Upcoming World Nutrition Forum 2014
GERMANY - An expert panel session at Biomin's World Nutrition Forum will set the tone for emerging issues and critical research in the development of novel strategies to manage the worldwide mycotoxin...
Classical Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been one new outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) reported by the World Organisation for Animal Heath. ...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - Fifteen new outbreaks of African Swine fever (ASF) have been detected in Latvia....
New Outbreak of African Swine Fever Reported in Estonia
ESTONIA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Estonia....
Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of Biomin, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorised by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties....
BPEX Pig Health Scheme to Stay until 2015
UK - The BPEX Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) will be operating in abattoirs until summer 2015. ...
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...
 
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