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Thursday, November 27, 2014
PED Back with Vengeance Over Winter
US - It's too soon to say whether, after its warm weather truce, PEDv will return with a vengeance to United States pig farms this winter....
Still Much to be Learned About PED
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently gave its scientific opinion on PEDv, in which it flags up the possibility of transmission via spray dried porcine plasma....
Movement Licences Now Available Following Bird Flu Outbreak
UK - Pigs on poultry farms in the East Yorkshire avian flu control zones can now be moved to their next production stage....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
How is Danish Pig Sector Improving Welfare?
DENMARK - The Danish pig industry is to raise welfare practices and regulations on the farm over those being demanded by the European Union....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Zoetis Enhances Veterinary Education in China
CHINA - Zoetis, the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), and Kansas State University (KSU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together and promote the Doctor of Veterinary Program (DVM)...
MSD Animal Health Receives Approval for Porcilis PCV M Hyo Vaccine in Europe
EU - MSD Animal Health says the European Commission has approved its PORCILIS® PCV M Hyo vaccine that protects piglets against Porcine Circovirus and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infections....
Last Week for Abstract Submissions to European Pig Health Event
FRANCE - Abstract submissions for the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)close on Monday 1 December 2014. ...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Weekly Overview: Hawaii Reports First PED Outbreak
GLOBAL - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been detected for the first time in Hawaii in the last week. Despite the heartache of individual farmers in the US when the virus hits, the country's...
First PED Outbreak Reported in Hawaii
US - An outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has been confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley, the first in the state of Hawaii....
Determination of Minimal Inhibition Concentrations of Major Antibiotics for Strep suis
FRANCE - Amoxicillin is the optimal choice for the first line treatment and control of Streptococcus suis infections in pigs, report P. Butty and R. Krejci of Ceva in Libourne....
US Pig Disease Sample Tests to Require Identification Number
US - From next month, USDA will no longer pay for Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) submissions that do not have a valid Premises Identification Number (PIN)....
Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Needs Standard Lab Methods, Approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and US Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked...
Friday, November 21, 2014
New State of the Art Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
US - On Friday, 14 November, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) broke ground on a 90,000-square-foot, $53-million facility in College Station....
Canadian Government Funding Aimed at Preventing PED
CANADA - New government funding will allow the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board to implement the next phase of the Saskatchewan Swine Biosecurity Programme, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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)...
 
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