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Thursday, November 20, 2014
European Campaign for the Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics
EU - Zoetis has pledged its support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day, an initiative to encourage the prudent use of antibiotics in people and animals....
Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
Tools for Reporting Pig Movement in Canada
CANADA - The manager of PigTrace Canada says electronic reporting tools have been the most popular for reporting pig movements in Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Canadian Swine Biosecurity Programme Receives Funding
CANADA - The federal and provincial governments announced $150,000 in funding for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) to deliver a new phase in the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme....
African Swine Fever Confirmed in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever reported and confirmed in the Strenci and Burtnieki regions of the country. ...
Responsible Use of Antibiotics is Crucial, Says Farmers Union
EU - On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Copa-Cogeca highlighted the importance of tackling antimicrobial resistance warning it is a serious concern in the EU and worldwide and underlined its commitment...
Zoetis Board Authorises Share Re-purchase Programme
US - The Board of Directors of Zoetis has authorised a $500-million share re-purchase programme as part of its capital allocation plans. ...
Animal Health Company Pleas for Responsible Antibiotic Use
EU – A global animal health company has used antibiotic awareness week to preach “responsible use” of veterinary antibiotics at the launch of its pan-European campaign....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
International Call for More Influenza Surveillance in Animals
GLOBAL - On influenza surveillance in animals, an FAO study has explored global capacity to detect emerging influenza viruses with zoonotic potential....
Monday, November 17, 2014
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,898
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,898 in 32 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 71 new positive samples...
Weekly Overview: Focus on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - Starting today in several countries is Antibiotic Awareness Week, which aims to reinforce the message to use antibiotics responsibly in human and veterinary medicine....
EUROTIER: On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus: 413
US - There were two new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) detected in the US in the last week, bringing the total number of positive samples so far to 413 in 17 states....
Friday, November 14, 2014
Zoetis to Lead UK Project on Analysis of Pig Health, Welfare
UK - Zoetis is to lead a US$3-million project funded by Agri-Tech Catalyst Award from Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency into the use of analytics to help pork producers improve pig herd wellness...
AHVLA Report: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into Staphylococcal skin disease causes skin lesions resembling pig pox and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS)...
Classical Swine Fever Reported in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - There has been one new outbreak of Classical Swine Fever reported in Selenge in northern Mongolia. ...
Clinical Efficiency of Vetrimoxin LA in Control of Early Mortality in Suckling Piglets
CZECH REPUBLIC - Vetrimoxin LA administered to suckling piglets 24 hours after birth decreased significantly the mortality in the pre-weaning period from almost 15 per cent to 9.7 per cent, according to...
Australian Vets Call for Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIA – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Fibre in Sow Diets Expected to Improve Piglet Performance
CANADA - Researchers with the Prairie Swine Centre are exploring the benefits of including soluble fibre in the diets of sows to improve the productivity of her piglets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Feed Sows According to Reproductive Stage
US - Sows require significantly different nutrients in gestation and lactation. Depending upon stage, consumption per sow varies from four pounds per day to more than 20 pounds per day, according to Purina...
Research into New Pig Influenza Virus
US - Two South Dakota State University researchers will examine a new influenza virus that affects cattle and pigs through a two-year, $393,530 National Institutes of Health grant....
New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - There has been five new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported and confirmed in the Dagda, Aluksne, Burtnieki, Strenci and Madona regions of the country. ...
PIC China's 2014 Symposium Maps Future
CHINA - The 2014 PIC Symposium which was held on 19 and 20 of October, in the city of Xi’an, China, was acclaimed a great success by the more than 250 representatives from top Chinese producers and integrators...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
£20.5 Million to Combat Global Animal Disease
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
Herd Expansion Triggered by Increased Pork Profitability
US & CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services warns continued profitability within the North American pork industry is likely to trigger an expansion of production, writes...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
GLOBAL - The Danish pig sector is to tighten up further on the use of antibiotics, particularly those also critical for human medicine. The FAO is taking steps to help national veterinary authorities improve...
Research into Reducing Biting Behaviour
NETHERLANDS - “Pigs selected on indirect genetic effects for growth display less biting behaviour,” concluded Irene Camerlink after researching Indirect Genetic Effects. ...
Farmers Hiding African Swine Fever Infected Pigs in Zambia
ZAMBIA - Lusaka government says the resurgence of African swine fever (ASF) in Lusaka is due to some farmers hiding their infected pigs during the slaughtering exercise....
Weekly Overview: Denmark Sets the Pace for Antibiotic Reduction
ANALYSIS - With a brand new action plan, the Danish Pig Research Centre is aiming to halve the use of a critical antibiotic, tetracycline, before the end of 2015, writes Jackie Linden....
 
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