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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,...
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....
Winners of the 2014 European PRRS Research Award
GERMANY - Boehringer Ingelheim funds three research projects against swine disease PRRS with €75,000 total and three winners have been chosen for this year's awards out of more than 30 high-quality proposals....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Weekly Overview: Support to Fight African Swine Fever in EU, China
GLOBAL - African swine fever (ASF) has been much in the news in the last week as the EU has pledged financial support towards the disease control costs within the area. Germany is stepping up its efforts...
PED-Positive Farm Samples in US: 8,622
US - The total number of pig farm samples that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 8,622 in 31 states, writes Jackie Linden. There were 61 new positive samples...
Antibiotic Usage Monitoring Spreadsheet for UK Pig Farmers, Vets
UK - A tool to assist producers to comply with Red Tractor Assurance Pig Scheme requirements effective from 1 October 2014 has been made available by Octagon Services....
Minnesota Extension Supports Pig Industry by Helping Stop Disease Spread
US - When livestock viruses (like the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) drive up the cost of meat, Minnesota Extension can help producers understand how to mitigate problems....
Manure Sampling Key to Understanding PED Status on Manitoba Farms
CANADA - A manure sampling project underway in Manitoba is helping to paint a clearer picture of the PEDv status of the province's hog farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Study into Antibiotic Resistant Populations Associated with Feed Additives
US - Fulbright Distinguished Chair John Pluske is studying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in swine....
Bank, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new US$2-million grant from the Asia Development Bank (ADB) is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions...
US Pig Farm Samples Positive for Porcine Delta Corona Virus: 396
US - There were three new positive results for Porcine Delta Corona virus (PDCoV) detected in the US in the last week, so the total number of positive samples so far now stands at 396 in 17 states....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Germany Steps up Measures to Keep out African Swine Fever
GERMANY - Hobby farmers and pet pig owners are being urged to play their part in keeping African swine fever out of the country and a politician has called for research to be stepped up to control the...
Feral Wild Boar Raise Disease Concerns for Canadian Pork Producers
CANADA - A professor with the University of Saskatchewan suggests the issue of feral wild boar needs to be addressed before populations become uncontrollable, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Highlights from the World Organisation for Animal Health Conference
SOUTH KOREA - The third Global Conference of Reference Centres of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of) from 14 to 16 October 2014....
No Further PED Detected in Ecuador
ECUADOR - Since porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) hit one farm in July, monitoring and surveillance on that farm and elsewhere in the country has revealed no further signs of the virus....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
African Swine Fever Situation Explored at EU Agriculture Council
EU - The 3337th Council meeting Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting held in Luxembourg earlier this week under the presidency of Maurizio Martina, Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy...
Pig Virus Risk Could be Reduced by Trailer Heating Systems
US - Several Ohio pig producers are among those throughout the US who are relying on a unique trailer heating system to reduce the risk of transmitting viruses during animal transport....
African Swine Fever Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever confirmed in the Alytus region of Lithuania. ...
Classical Swine Fever Confirmed in Columbia
COLUMBIA - There has been four new cases of classical swine fever reported and confirmed in the Magdalena region of Columbia. ...
Three New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever In Poland
POLAND - There has been three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported and confirmed in the Bialostocki region of Poland. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
AHVLA Report: Klebsiella Mastitis in Sows in August 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into outbreaks of reproductive failure due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, the first Klebsiella pneumoniae septicaemia...
Chilled Fallen Stock on Pig Units Offers Better Management, Biosecurity
UK - Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the supply chain, according to research funded by BPEX, the National Fallen...
PED: Prevention Is Most Effective Approach
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says prevention is the best way to deal with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), writes Bruce Cochrane. ...
Ugandan Study Raises Concerns over Pig-Human Tapeworm
UGANDA - New data indicate a growing prevalence in pigs in the Lake Kyoga area of central Uganda of the tapeworm, Taenia, which can cause epilepsy and death if it infects people....
New Case of African Swine Fever Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - On the 11 October one new case of African Swine Fever (ASF) was reported and confirmed in northern Ukraine. ...
Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There has been two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported and confirmed in the Alytus and Vilnius regions of the country. ...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
New Strategy for the Prevention and Control of African Swine Fever in China
CHINA - As the African swine fever (ASF) situation worsens in many parts of the world, China has become increasingly concerned about the potential introduction of the disease....
 
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