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29 July 2015
UK Government, Pig Industry to Launch Emerging Disease Plan
UK - On Monday 3 August, a new model that sees the Government and the pig industry work together to beat emerging animal diseases. ...
Scientists Examine Energy Value, Digestibility of Livestock Feed
US - Co-products derived from grains such as corn, wheat, and sorghum are increasingly being used in livestock feed, and research at the University of Illinois is helping to determine the energy value...
African Swine Fever Found in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - There have been two outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Zimbabwe....
Estonian Wild Boar Affected by More African Swine Fever
ESTONIA - There have been 22 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Estonia....
28 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Tail Biting and Antibiotics Top of the Pig Health and Welfare Council Agenda
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs, the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the UK Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
Poland Making Progress on ASF Control
POLAND - Poland is beginning to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) under control although the veterinary services says it will take a long time to defeat it....
More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There have been two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania....
27 July 2015
What to Do If I Suspect a Foreign Animal Disease On-farm?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Patrick Webb, Director of Swine Health Programs with the National Pork Board, explains the steps that a producer or veterinarian should take if he/she sees symptoms of a foreign animal disease...
MagixX-Pig+ Exhaust Air Treatment System Passes DLG Test
GERMANY - With a dust separation rate of up to 94 per cent in the summer and an average ammonia separation rate of 84 per cent, the Big Dutchman exhaust air treatment system MagixX-Pig+ recently successfully...
Outstanding Weaned Piglet Results for Xuanwei Farm of Shennong
CHINA - PIC China congratulates the Yunnan Shennong Agricultural Industry Group in setting a new milestone in China by attaining 30 pigs weaned per sow per year....
Further African Swine Fever in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in backyard swine in Ukraine....
Russian Pigs Hit by More African Swine Fever
RUSSIA - There have been six more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Russia....
French Prime Minister visits Ceva Santé Animale
FRANCE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Ceva’s headquarters in Libourne, to meet Dr Marc Prikazsky and other business leaders from the local Aquitaine region....
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
Poland Confirms Two More African Swine Fever Outbreaks
POLAND - There have been two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
24 July 2015
International Cooperation Needed to Fight African Swine Fever
ANALYSIS - More international cooperation is needed in the battle against African swine fever in both the Baltic States and in Russia....
Warm Summer Weather and Biosecurity Focus Hold PEDv at Bay
CANADA - Manitoba's chief veterinary officer reports the warm summer weather and continued vigilance among stakeholders within the province's pork industry have helped maintain control of Porcine Epidemic...
More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been 26 more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in wild boar in Latvia....
23 July 2015
Strong Double-Digit Growth for Ceva in First Semester 2015
FRANCE - Consolidated sales of the Ceva Group reached €424 million at the end of June 2015, representing growth of 16 per cent and +12 per cent at constant perimeter and exchange rates....
Soybean Meal Positively Affects Pigs with PRRSV
US - Feeding pigs infected with PRRSV higher concentrations of soybean meal in their diets may help them gain more weight, according to new research published in the Journal of Animal Science....
Ugandan Pigs Suffering from African Swine Fever Outbreaks
UGANDA - A number of pigs have reportedly died from an outbreak of African Swine Fever that is spreading in the Masaka district of Uganda....
More Pig Farms Hit by African Swine Fever in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever affecting small pig holdings in Estonia....
Scientists Investigate Reducing Antimicrobials Cost and Use to Treat Brachyspira
CANADA - Research aimed at identifying the most effective drugs for treating Brachyspira is expected to reduce both the cost and the amount of drugs used for treatment, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 July 2015
US Pork Industry Well Positioned for Antibiotic Use Changes
US - The Director of Producer and Public Health with the National Pork Board says the US the pork industry is well positioned to adjust to pending changes in antibiotic use on the farm, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Further Lithuanian Wild Boar Affected by African Swine Fever
LITHUANIA - There have been eight more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania, which only affected wild boar....
Tail Biting and Antibiotics Head Pig Sector Health and Welfare Targets
ANALYSIS - Tail biting among pigs and the use of antimicrobials and antibiotic resistance are key areas to be targeted by the Pig Health and Welfare Council this year....
21 July 2015
Ukrainian Village Swine Hit by More African Swine Fever
UKRAINE - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in village swine in Ukraine....
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was three. There has been one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
20 July 2015
Diagnostics Can Pinpoint Type of Swine Influenza Virus
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) can present itself like a lot of other diseases, and diagnostics can identify...
Weekly Overview: Combined Management Needed to Prevent Wild Boar ASF Spread
ANALYSIS - A new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has identified a combination of different management measures that should be used to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
 
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