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18 January 2019
China to join the race to develop ASF vaccine
China is looking to develop a vaccine for African swine fever, the country's Ministry of Science and Technology said today (18 January 2019)....
China reports new ASF outbreak in Gansu province
China's agriculture ministry have announced today (18 January) that a new African swine fever outbreak was confirmed in the northwestern province of Gansu....
What makes ASF so difficult to eradicate?
Based on experiences, knowledge and data gained from the current epidemic this review highlights some recent developments in the epidemiological understanding of ASF....
17 January 2019
Mizoram bans import of pigs to prevent PRRS outbreak
Mizoram on Thursday banned the import of pigs, hoping to prevent an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome....
Swine fever fears as dead pig found on HK beach
A dead pig was discovered on a Hong Kong beach this morning, at a time when hundreds of thousands of pigs on the mainland have been culled due to a widespread African swine fever outbreak....
16 January 2019
African swine fever identified in Mongolia
Mongolia has identified outbreaks of African swine in four provinces, which has caused thousands of pig mortalities, local media reported this week....
Alberta PED outbreak remains contained to one
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports that the Porcine epidemic diarrhoea outbreak in the province remains isolated to one farm....
No deal Brexit a major concern for the BVA
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) responded after the vote on 15 January to the outcome of the Brexit vote, under which MPs voted by a large majority to reject the proposed Withdrawal Agreement...
Resolution needed to secure UK animal health and welfare says NOAH, after Brexit landmark vote
UK - NOAH urges politicians to work together to agree an urgent resolution to Brexit negotiations in order to provide certainty for animal health businesses....
15 January 2019
African swine fever death toll exceeds 900,000 pigs in China
China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said today (15 January 2019), as the disease continues to spread to new regions...
14 January 2019
Raw pork seized from Chinese vessel off Cimei
Coast guard personnel during the weekend confiscated raw pork from a Chinese ship in the nation’s contiguous zone near Penghu County, officials said....
Pork sector calls for more detector dogs at border points
The Canadian pork sector is encouraging Canadian Border Services to get more detector dogs and to provide more information to travelers about the risks of bringing meat into the country....
13 January 2019
Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in China
The discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to deal...
10 January 2019
PED detected for first time in Alberta, Canada
CANADA - A new case of the deadly pig disease porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) has been detected in Canada....
09 January 2019
Emerging swine diseases - call when things just don't add up
Dustin Oedekoven, state veterinarian for South Dakota, spoke at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference about emerging swine diseases in his presentation "What to Do When There's...
07 January 2019
New African swine fever research: from China to US in feed ingredients?
USA - Dr Scott Dee, director of research and development with Pipestone Veterinary Services based in Pipestone, Minnesota, USA, presented new research about the ability of African swine fever (ASF) virus...
Knock, knock: Swine veterinarian shares experiences from VFD audit
When Peter Schneider, DVM, heard FDA auditors were at the door to see the operation’s veterinary feed directives (VFDs), he remembers feeling a little nervous....
03 January 2019
PED — live with it or eliminate it?
The porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer pig deaths but curtailing pig growth....
02 January 2019
China reports African swine fever outbreak on farm in Heilongjiang
CHINA (Reuters) - China on Wednesday reported a new outbreak of African swine fever on a farm with 73,000 pigs in Heilongjiang province, as the highly contagious disease continues its spread through the...
31 December 2018
New year countdown: Top articles on The Pig Site in 2018
Our pick of The Pig Site's top articles from 2018....
24 December 2018
Antibiotic use plummets on US farms
US farmers have slashed the use of antibiotics in meat and milk by a third, new figures from the Food and Drug Administration reveal....
22 December 2018
Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’
After a few years of limited activity, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) — a disease that caused major devastation in the hog industry in 2013 — remained quiet in southwest Minnesota until last spring,...
21 December 2018
What do we know about the 2018 ASF outbreaks?
With the recent surge in cases of African swine fever around the world, and its prevalence in Eastern Europe, stakeholders in the agricultural sector are keener than ever to gain a deeper insight into...
20 December 2018
US pork industry ends 2018 with major antibiotic progress
New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales and distribution, and the US pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework....
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter December 2018
From the Ceva swine, Spotlight the Future team, we would like to thank you for your support in 2018....
19 December 2018
New framework for antibiotic stewardship in livestock management
Leading stakeholder organisations define and outline core components of stewardship to protect human and animal health....
Parvovirus still poses threat to breeding herd
For as long as anyone can remember, pork producers have vaccinated gilts for parvovirus. Now that outbreaks are rare, is it necessary to vaccinate the entire breeding herd?...
17 December 2018
GM pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFv)....
14 December 2018
AHDB-sponsored scholar explores antibiotic stewardship in overseas pig production
Antibiotic usage has never been a more important topic than it is today, which makes the findings of an AHDB Pork-sponsored Nuffield Farming Scholarship of great interest and importance to the agricultural...
13 December 2018
New research funds will allow improved disease surveillance in Canada's pork sector
Pork producers were on hand yesterday (12 December) morning to welcome the announcement by the Government of Canada of a $1.6-million-dollar investment in the Canadian pork industry. ...
 
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