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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
ESPHM Congress to Feature Seminar on Less Invasive Diagnostic Sampling
ITALY - A free, educational seminar about the benefits of collecting and testing oral fluids for diseases in swine will be held just before the 2014 European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)....
Iowa Swine Day to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered 26 June at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University....
Swine Novel Enteric Coronavirus Disease Outbreak Across US
US - The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reported a total of 29 outbreaks of swine novel enteric coronavirus disease across the US....
Swine Traceability Expected to Provide Various Advantages
CANADA - The introduction of Swine Traceability is expected to give Canada's pork industry an advantage in terms of animal disease response, food safety and market access, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, April 21, 2014
Additional Actions to Combat Spread of Diseases Among US Pork Producers
US - Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will...
Friday, April 18, 2014
PED Update in US: Outbreaks in 30 States
US - The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,790, writes Jackie Linden. With Virginia and Vermont reporting outbreaks, PED has...
US Begins to Report Swine Delta Corona Virus Cases
US - The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) began collating testing data on swine delta corona virus (SDCv) for the week of 30 March 2014. SDCv is a similar type of virus to the one that...
Dr Jim McKean Passes Away
US - The death has been announced of renowned pig veterinarian, Dr Jim McKean of Iowa State University....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Colombia Battles to Control Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
COLOMBIA - The authorities are working to help pig farmers bring the current outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) under control, focusing on unauthorised slaughterhouses and the vehicles that...
Rising Pork Prices in Mexico Blamed on PED
MEXICO - Outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) are reported to be widespread across the country and are being blamed for rising pig meat prices....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Minnesota Vet College in Line for PED Research Funding
US - Seeking ways to beat Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine is in line for additional funding....
Wisconsin Farmers on Alert for Pig Diarrhoea Virus
WISCONSIN, US - The state's pig producers have been warned against transporting infected material to their farms to ward off Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus using the 'feedback' method....
Latvia Reports 23 Cases of Classical Swine Fever in Wild Boar
LATVIA - A total of 23 sub-clinical outbreaks for Classical Swine Fever have been reported in wild boar between July and December 2013, all in the border area with Belarus. ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Contaminated Feed Most Likely Source of Ontario PED Outbreak
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says contaminated feed has been shown to be the most likely cause of the PED outbreak in Ontario, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Altresyn: Making Good Sow Productivity Even Better
DENMARK - Ceva’s expertise in the field of swine reproduction was put to the test with the introduction of Altresyn® in Denmark. With an average of 28.8 sold pigs per sow each year, Danish producers...
Classical Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of classical swine fever in Amurskaya oblast, wherein wild boars were affected....
Collaborative Efforts to Promote Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Animal Production
CANADA - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally. Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) continues...
PED Outbreaks Suspected in Two Colombian Regions
COLOMBIA - New outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) suspected in the departments of Huila and Cundinamarca are so far being contained, according to the authorities....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Counting the Cost of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
GLOBAL - With piglet losses from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) at around five per cent for the six months to February, it's hard to make sense of the sky-high pig price in the US when farrowings and...
Updated Advice on Lidocaine for Pain Relief in Pigs
US - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has provided further information on the use of lidocaine for pain relief in pigs....
Novartis Launches Strenzen for Treatment of Respiratory, Enteric Diseases in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Novartis Animal Health (NAH) has announced the launch of Strenzen® (amoxicillin, clavulanic acid), an oral water medication for pigs containing a combination of amoxicillin trihydrate (500mg/g)...
UK Pig Industry Discusses Threat of Exotic Diseases
UK - Exotic diseases are threatening the UK pig industry from all sides and a special roundtable was attended by nearly 50 people to look at how to deal with these threats....
Voluntary Withdrawal of Antimicrobials for Use in Food-Producing Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration is today announcing that five drug sponsors holding animal drug applications affected by Guidance For Industry (GFI) #213 have requested that FDA withdraw approval...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Ministry Takes New Measures to Keep PED out of Brazil
BRAZIL - The agriculture ministry is reinforcing sanitary measures on imported pigs to keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) out of the country. These include new regulations of pig imports and a recently...
PED Outbreak Count in Ontario Reaches 50
ONTARIO, CANADA - Three new outbreaks of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been confirmed in the province in the last week, bringing the total to 50....
First PED Outbreak Reported in Virginia
VIRGINIA, US - Following the first report of an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) in the state, the State Veterinarian has advised livestock show managers and exhibitors to observe strict biosecurity....
PED Hits West Michigan, Kills Thousands of Piglets
WEST MICHIGAN, US - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) is reported to have spread and killed thousands of pigs in West Michigan....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Armenia Shows High Risk of African Swine Fever
ARMENIA - There is now a high risk of African Swine Fever becoming endemic in Georgia, Armenia and Russia, according to a new assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)....
More PED Outbreaks in Japan; Pork Market Not Affected
JAPAN - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) outbreaks have now been confirmed in 21 prefectures. The price of pork in the country has not been affected....
Lessons Learned from Producers in PED-infected Areas
CANADA - The chair of Manitoba Pork credits the adherance of the province's pork producers to strict biosecurity for the success in containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, Bruce Cochrane writes....
 
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