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25 August 2016
New Vaccine Developed for PED Virus
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have developed and tested a prototype vaccine for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Virus. ...
Further Swine Dysentery Detected in Yorkshire
UK - Farmers have been warned to be vigilant and maintain high biosecurity standards after another case of Swine Dysentery was detected on a farm in Yorkshire....
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 1
GLOBAL - There is now a new product available to treat respiratory diseases in swine....
24 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Lack of Development in Breeding, Feed Holding Back Indian Pig Production
ANALYSIS - A lack of development in the feed and breeding sectors of the pig farming industry are currently holding India's pig production back....
23 August 2016
Eight Human Cases of influenza A H3N2 Confirmed in Michigan
US - The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Development have announced that there have been eight human cases of influenza A variant viruses reported in Michigan....
New Vaccine Effective in Protecting Neonatal Piglets from PED
CANADA - Clinical trials are showing a new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
WTO Rules Against Russia's Embargo on EU Pigs, Pork
EU - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that the Russian ban on the imports of pig and pork products from the EU is illegal, in breach of WTO rules and should be lifted....
Western Canadian Swine Herd is Healthy and Strong
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council reports the status of the western Canadian Swine herd is healthy and strong, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 August 2016
More ASF Reported in Lithuanian Pigs
LITHUANIA - Six new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF)have been reported in Lithuanian pigs....
Vaccine Solutions from AgriLabs Customized for Your Operation
ANALYSIS - The need for alternatives to antibiotics is growing, and AgriLabs is now working with producers and veterinarians to develop custom vaccine solutions that are critical to the long term health...
18 August 2016
More H3N2v Detected in Michigan Pigs
US - More pigs have tested positive for influenza at two Michigan county fairs....
Antibiotic Regulation Changes Will Benefit Livestock Producers
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based Veterinary Epidemiologist says proposed changes to regulations governing the use of antibiotics in livestock production in Canada will benefit producers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 August 2016
Safer, More Reliable Method to Test for Trichinella in Pork
EU - Germany-based Gütersloh Veterinary Services recently shared its experience in routine Trichinella testing in swine carcasses with the validation and implementation of the PrioCHECK™ Trichinella...
Hydrovac Based Swine Transport Cleaning Expected Soon
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Saskatchewan hopes to have a manual hyrdrovac system for cleaning and disinfecting swine transport equipment operational by the end of 2016, writes Bruce Cochrane....
16 August 2016
Pig Producers Can Now Evaluate Herd Health While On the Go
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has launched its new free mobile apps that assist swine veterinarians and farmers in maintaining healthy herds and...
PED Being Dealt with as Endemic Infection
US - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center, says while there is discussion about ultimately eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the United States, at this point, the virus...
15 August 2016
Importance of Improving Food Conversion Efficiency in Pigs
UK - Hermitage Genetics has selected for Food Conversion Efficiency (F.C.E) for 30 years and in the past two years more than 10,000 individual pigs have been tested for F.C.E. The average F.C.E. of these...
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Urged to Phase Out Medically Important Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - This week, fast food company McDonald's has been targeted by an online campaign aiming to halt, what it describes as, the 'excessive use' of antibiotics in its global supply chain....
Heat Proving Effective in Inactivating Swine Pathogens in Transport Equipment
CANADA - The use of heat is emerging as an excellent alternative for deactivating the pathogens responsible for the spread of swine disease that can contaminate swine transport vehicles, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Guatemala Declared Free of Classical Swine Fever
GUATEMALA - After five years of prevention work, Guatemala has declared itself free of classical swine fever....
12 August 2016
Use, Value of Diagnostics in Australian Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - Chris Richards, swine veterinarian with Apiam Animal Health in Australia, said they use diagnostics in a number of different ways in their swine practice....
Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Five more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in the south and south west of the country....
ASF Detected in Nine More Polish Pigs
POLAND - There have been three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on Polish pig farms....
EU Highlights Denmark’s Leading Role in Tackling Resistant Bacteria
DENMARK - In a new report, the EU Commission has highlighted the measures that the Danish pig meat industry and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) have taken to limit antibiotic usage...
11 August 2016
Maximum Copper Levels Lowered in Piglet Feed
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. ...
10 August 2016
Russia Detects 82 New ASF Cases in Pigs
RUSSIA - Thirteen new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the south west of the country. ...
09 August 2016
Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
GLOBAL - While several highly publicized incidents related to mycotoxins in food and feed have attracted worldwide media attention in recent years, including the 2013 aflatoxin contamination in Europe,...
08 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Project Helping Pig Producers Go Antibiotic Free
ANALYSIS - A new project, named Project Horizon, is helping producers with the challenges of moving to antibiotic-free pork production production. ...
Poland Reports New ASF Outbreak
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Rebiszewo-Studzianki, Podlaskie. ...
CZ Veterinaria, Boehringer Ingelheim Bring Innovative Sow Vaccine to Europe
SPAIN - CZ Veterinaria (CZV) and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health have entered into a cooperation to provide Entericolix®, an innovative sow vaccine, to the European swine vaccine market....
 
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