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31 March 2015
US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
India Changes Import Requirements for Pork, Pork Products
INDIA - The Indian Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries (DADF) has recently published a draft veterinary certificate with changes to imported pork and pork products....
Further LA-MRSA Suspected in Norway
NORWAY - A new suspected case of LA-MRSA has been reported in Nordland....
Further Outbreaks of ASF in Russia and Lithuania
RUSSIA and LITHUANIA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered in Russia and two in Lithuania....
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will increase availability of medicines for...
30 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Strong Recovery in US Pig Population
GLOBAL - The latest census in the US shows substantial increases in total pigs and the breeding herd as well as record litter sizes, pointing to a strong recovery in the sector in terms of output since...
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 17, no premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) but...
South Korea Imports New Vaccine after FMD Outbreaks
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korea government is continuing with efforts to control Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) in pigs and cattle....
Genome of Highly Endangered Pygmy Hog Sequenced
NETHERLANDS and INDIA - Within an unique collaboration between the Animal Breeding and Genomic Centre of Wageningen UR and The Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme in India, the genomes of six individuals...
Feeding Lower Cost Nursery Diets Reduces Costs Without Compromising Performance
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc suggests pork producers can improve profitability by feeding nursery pigs less complex lower cost rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
New PEDv Disinfectant Promising for Pork Producers
US - New information has become available to producers to assist with disinfection protocols for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv)....
27 March 2015
Confusion Increasing over Animal Medicines in Livestock
UK - The majority of shoppers in the UK believe growth hormones are used by farmers to make animals for food grow faster and that antibiotics used in livestock make them less effective for people....
African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Poland
POLAND - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been reported in wild boar in Poland....
Pork Producers Advised of Heightened PED Threat with Spring
CANADA - An animal care specialist with Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers to maintain their focus on biosecurity as the spring approaches, writes Bruce Cochrane....
New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been reported earlier this week in the province of Ontario....
26 March 2015
Paraguay Aims for Classical Swine Fever Free Status
PARAGUAY - The National Service of Quality and Animal Health (SENACSA) together with the private sector is working hard on the preparation of technical documents to submit to the OIE in order to obtain...
Scientists Research Automated Disinfection of Livestock Trailers
CANADA - Scientists are looking into ways of speeding up disinfection of livestock trailers and reducing costs by automating the process, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
Pigs Gain the Same with New DDGS Products as with Standard Diet
US - Distillers dried grains with solubles, or DDGS, are increasingly common in swine diets in the United States. In recent years, different types of DDGS have come on the market....
80 Per Cent of Livestock Producing Regions Face High Threats from Mycotoxins
GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are severe or high in 80 per cent of regions worldwide according to the latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey. Those areas registered three or more major...
Should We Allow EU Animals to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed....
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Animal Feeds
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds in the UK....
Producers Urged to Register with PigTrace Canada
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging any pork producer in the province who is not yet set up to report hog movements to contact Sask Pork or PigTrace Canada to be issued a premise...
24 March 2015
FMD Control a Shared Duty to Reach FMD Free World by 2020
PHILIPPINES - Controlling Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and other transboundary animal diseases at source should be a shared obligation among countries—both infected and uninfected—as governments target...
New FMD Outbreaks Reported in South Korean Pigs
SOUTH KOREA - There have been 41 new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in pigs in South Korea....
More ASF Found in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
23 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Prospects for the European Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Increases in both pig numbers and productivity in European herds are forecast to create the right conditions for a recovery in EU pork production in 2015 and 2016, according to the latest forecast....
Pilot Project Helps Truck Wash Facilities Improve Service
CANADA - A pilot project underway in western Canada is helping livestock truck wash operators improve the level of service they provide their customers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Canadian Swine Health Surveillance Network Almost Fully Operational
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork expects the fledgling Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network to be fully operational within a matter of months, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 March 2015
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 58, two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
 
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