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20 July 2017
Vaccine Bank Needed to Protect Food, National Security, Say Ag Groups
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
19 July 2017
FAO Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture...
Resources Now Available to Help Barn Workers Cope with Stress of Swine Diseases
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says there are resources available to help swine barn workers cope with the stresses involved in dealing with the devastation caused...
18 July 2017
CEOs from Leading AH Companies Discuss Market Access in China
CHINA - Kisaco Research has announced the dates for the next event in their Animal Health Innovation series: Animal Health Innovation Asia. Leaders from the Chinese and Global animal health industry will...
Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland...
14 July 2017
Heat stress: It’s not just for market hogs
Losses due to heat stress are commonly associated with market hogs, particularly during transportation in the hot, humid summer months, but recent research shows that weaners and feeder pigs are adversely...
Employee training improves piglet-survival rates
In an unusual research study, an employee-training program — Day One Pig Care via the Pork Avenue Training Portal (PATP) — focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences,...
13 July 2017
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
12 July 2017
Establish Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank, Urge Veterinarians
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional...
Workers Coping with PED Urged to Reach Out for Support
CANADA - Swine industry workers coping with the emotional stress involved in dealing with the devastation caused by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea are being encouraged to reach out for support, writes Bruce...
ASF Hits Ashanti Region; 400 Pigs Killed
GHANA - An outbreak of African swine fever has hit the Ashanti region, the Veterinary Services Department has revealed....
10 July 2017
US, Canada Vie to Satisfy China's Appetite for Pork
US, CANADA & CHINA - Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global...
Saskatchewan Pork Producers Advised to Develop PED Specific Response Plans
CANADA - The Office of Saskatchewan's Chief Veterinary Officer is encouraging the province's pork producers to develop a PED-specific response plan and to enforce strict biosecurity protocols among workers...
Information Sharing Imitative Introduced to Improve Response to PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is counting on a newly introduced information sharing imitative to help producers respond to and gain control of a recent surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic...
07 July 2017
Interest in Hydraulic Swine Transport Trailer Designs Builds in Canada
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre reports interest in the newer hydraulic trailer designs is increasing across Canada, according to Bruce Cochrane....
06 July 2017
Colombia Still Investigating FMD Outbreak; No New Outbreaks Reported
COLOMBIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported. However, the investigation is ongoing....
Eradication of PED Virus from Manitoba Still Achievable
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council remains confident the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea can be eliminated from western Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane....
New Pestivirus That Attacks Nervous System of Austrian Pigs
AUSTRIA - Some newly born piglets shiver even when they are kept warm. So-called "shaking piglets" have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and...
05 July 2017
NPPC Reports Broad Support for FMD Vaccine Bank
US - The Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council reports broad support for the creation of a Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank, Bruce Cochrane writes....
04 July 2017
Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
30 June 2017
PED Overriding Issue Facing Manitoba Pork Industry
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork has echoed the call for federal government support in addressing the recent surge in cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Live-pig Markets, Traders Could Provide Insight to Controlling ASF
GEORGIA - Understanding how live pigs are traded between villages and backyard farmers can help health agencies better understand how devastating swine diseases spread....
29 June 2017
Agency Asked to Check Stray Pigs to Prevent Further JE Outbreaks
INDIA - The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has appointed an agency to keep a check on pigs wandering on city streets....
28 June 2017
ASF Outbreak Confirmed in Wild Boar in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General at the State Veterinary Administration in Prague has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that an outbreak of African Swine Fever...
Pork Industry Delegation Receives Encouraging Response
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the General Manager of Manitoba Pork says members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food appear supportive of industry efforts to...
Understanding risks for M. hyo disease can help protect US swine herds
The US swine industry has been battling Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) for years, writes Maria Jose Clavijo, DVM, PhD for Pig Health Today, but the pathogen is still a major cause of respiratory disease...
27 June 2017
Duration of Antibiotic Use Should be Left to Discretion of Veterinarian
US - The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian, according to Bruce Cochrane....
Stakeholders Call for Govt Backing in Addressing PED
CANADA - Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programmes and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine...
26 June 2017
Chinese Authorities Push for Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture...
22 June 2017
US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease
US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal...
 
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