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Friday, October 31, 2014
Agriculture in China Rapidly Modernising
CHINA - Now that he has been back in the US for five days, Mike Brumm offers his thoughts about China and the changes he has witnessed. Words cannot begin to describe how fast China is modernising, he...
Comparison of Altresyn with Another Altrenogest Product in Synchronising Oestrus in Gilts
FRANCE - Altresyn proved to be a highly efficient product when used for managing the oestrus in replacement gilts, according to research by Ceva....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
New EU Rules on Trichinella Testing of Pork
UK - A new testing regime comes in at the end of this month as part of EU control on trichinella....
Pork Prices Spike Japan
JAPAN - Outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in the country are partly blamed for a 20 per cent rise in pork prices over the last year....
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
New Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Lithuanian Wild Boar
LITHUANIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) detected in the Vilnius region of Lithuania. ...
African Swine Fever Detected in Wild Boar in Estonia
ESTONIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever reported and confirmed in the Vorumaa region of Estonia. ...
MRSA and Danish Pig Production in Perspective
DENMARK - There are several strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria but one strain in particular, CC398, is associated with animals and is in Denmark primarily found in pigs....
Monday, October 27, 2014
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,702
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,702 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 73 new positive samples...
Weekly Overview: Challenges to Pig Trade
GLOBAL - Two trade issues involving pigs have been discussed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) lately. A WTO panel has ruled that the amended Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) by the United States...
Swine Traceability Fundamental in Tracking PED
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork says the ability to track the movement of infectious diseases such as Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is demonstrating the value of...
National Office of Animal Health Appoints New Chief Executive
UK - The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Board has announced that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from 11 November 2014....
Danish Crown to Test Antibiotic-free Pig Production
DENMARK - Five of Danish Crown's cooperative owners will begin trialling the production of slaughter pigs without antibiotics from December....
Danish Pig Industry Steps up Border Disease Measures
DENMARK - With African swine fever just 10 hours driving time away, the Danish pig industry is to intensify disease protection measures at its land border with Germany by building a state-of-the-art vehicle...
Two New Cases of African Swine Fever Detected in Polish Wild Boar
POLAND - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever reported and confirmed in the Podlaskie region of the country. ...
US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus: 403
US - There were four new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) detected in the US in the last week, and the total number of positive samples so far now stands at 403 in 17 states....
Friday, October 24, 2014
No New Cases of PED Reported in Canada
CANADA - There have been no new outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea reported in Canada. ...
International Meeting Focuses on Controlling PED Spread
US - At the recent Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases (SECD) International Meeting, there was a review of the risk factors and the pathways of introduction and spread of PED and a discussion on its impacts...
Gonadotropin Improves Oestrus in Late-puberty Replacement Gilts in Thailand
THAILAND - Gonadotropin (Fertipig, CEVA Animal Health) stimulated oestrus in late-puberty gilts in Thailand, according to researchers based in Mahasarakham and Bangkok....
US Pig Farmers, Workers Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccination
US - To protect farmers, workers and their pigs from flu this season, Pork Checkoff is recommending people in contact with pigs get vaccinated....
Vets Urge Investment in Northern Ireland’s Animal Health Research
UK - Northern Ireland’s excellence in research and development (R&D) must be maintained through continued investment, British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell has said in his speech...
Pork Prices Forecast to Rise in Japan
JAPAN - Pork prices are forecast to increase ahead of a seasonal rise in porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED)....
Swine Delta Coronavirus Found at Alberta Pig Handling Centre
CANADA - During the ongoing surveillance activities being conducted by Alberta Pork in collaboration with the Alberta government, swine delta coronavirus (SDCV) has been detected at a pig-handling facility...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
First Retrofit PRRS Filter for Houses with Decentralised Fresh Air Distribution
GERMANY - Big Dutchman has developed an innovative fresh air filter which significantly reduces the risk of infection from diseases such as Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)....
Antiparasitic Technology Awarded UK Animal Health Patent
UK – Exosect Ltd has received notification from the UK Patent Office that it has been granted a patent for its technology for the control of external parasites on a range of surfaces including grains...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pork Producers Told: Step up Communication to Reduce PED Risk
CANADA - Saskatchewan's chief veterinary officer is calling for increased communication among pork producers and their service providers to help reduce the potential for spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Controlling PED Key to Economic Stability and Staff Morale
CANADA -The chair of Sask Pork says the ability to keep PED out of Saskatchewan swine herds is important for the economic well being of the farm and the morale of staff that work with the pigs....
Four New Outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - Four new outbreaks of classical swine fever have been reported and confirmed in the Balvi, Kraslava, Baltinava and Rugaji regions of the country. ...
European Pig Health Meeting: Call for Abstracts
FRANCE - The scientific organising committee of the European Symposium for Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) 2015 is now welcoming abstract submissions....
Belarus Officials Allay Fears over African Swine Fever
BELARUS - After Russia reported finding the African swine fever virus in meat imported from Belarus, the authorities say the disease situation is safe....
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
UK Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use
UK - The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry....
 
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