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24 April 2015
Research Importance Highlighted at Western Australia Pig Event
AUSTRALIA - Research and development underpinning modern pork production systems was highlighted at the 2015 Pig Day Out, co-hosted by West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) and Department...
APHA Report: Porcine Circovirus, PRRS, Swine Influenza
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including sudden deaths due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and enteric disease, swine influenza and spine abcesses...
African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia....
Further African Swine Fever Reported in Poland
POLAND - There have three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
23 April 2015
Canadian Pork Industry Backs Regulation Against Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council has announced its support of the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance....
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
Breathe Easy - Ceva Supports Swine Practitioners to Improve Pig Respiratory Health
EUROPE - One hundred and forty expert swine veterinarians from all over Europe attended a practical symposium organized by Ceva to help reduce respiratory disease in pigs....
How Can Horticulture Help Safeguard Pig Health?
UK - The pig industry is looking to horticulture, human medicine and aquatics for new insights into how we can safeguard pig health. ...
Breathe Easy:Ceva Supports Vets Improve Swine Respiratory Health
FRANCE - Around 140 expert swine veterinarians from all over Europe attended a practical symposium organised by Ceva to help reduce respiratory disease in pigs at the European Symposium for Porcine Health...
22 April 2015
US National PED Eradication Far Off
US - Eradication of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) across the US is still unlikely, writes Bruce Cochrane....
MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management
EUROPE - MSD Animal Health is presenting the results from more than 35 studies at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Nantes, France from 22 to 24 April 2015. ...
Further African Swine Fever in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in wild boar in Estonia....
21 April 2015
High-flying Pork Prices Come Back Down to Earth
GLOBAL - The global pork industry has been searching for stability during Q1 2015, with strong supply growth and relatively weak demand driving the market, according to the Q2 2015 Rabobank Pork Quarterly....
The Next Big Disease: Reducing the Risks Following PED
US - Porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) has been in the US for two years but which disease will be the next to appear? Private and government veterinarians are trying to reduce the risks, heard delegates...
Vet Supports Environmental Credentials of Meat Production
US - As the annual Earth Day was celebrated on 18 April, a US veterinarian says that modern meat production is environmentally sustainable....
More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania....
20 April 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 31, one premises was confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) but...
17 April 2015
New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
Swine Disease Control in Asia Training Held in Beijing
CHINA - The Bureau of Veterinary Service (VB) of the Ministry of Agriculture and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) jointly held a training class on swine disease control in Asia in Beijing...
APHA Report: PRRS, Bowel Oedema, Bacterial Joint Infections
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including respiratory disease involving porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), sudden deaths from bowel oedema and bacterial...
More African Swine Fever Reported in Poland
POLAND - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
New Canadian Humane Society Helped Prevent Animal Protection Lapse
CANADA - The executive director of the fledgling Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan says creation of the new organisation has avoided any lapse in enforcement of Saskatchewan's Animal Protection...
MSD Animal Health Launches Vaccination Device for Pigs
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of the IDAL® 2G vaccination device for pigs....
Zoetis Appoints Paul M. Bisaro to Board of Directors
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Paul M. Bisaro, Executive Chairman of Actavis plc, to the company’s Board of Directors....
16 April 2015
New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board
UK- The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has announced the appointment of Professor Dirk Pfeiffer from the Royal Veterinary College as chair of the new Animal Disease Surveillance Governance Board....
Improved Immunity, Stepped Up Biosecurity Credited for Reduced PED Losses
US - The executive director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians credits changes in the immune status of the US swine herd and stepped up biosecurity for the reduction in losses resulting...
15 April 2015
More ASF Detected in Estonia
ESTONIA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
Nine New ASF Outbreaks Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - Nine new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar....
Latvia Unlikely to Eradicate ASF in the Near Future
LATVIA - The head of the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service, Maris Balodis, has told Latvian Television company LETA that it will be impossible to eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) in Latvia in the...
Consumers, Media, Regulators Increasingly Interested in Antibiotic Resistance
CANADA - A Saskatchewan based veterinary consultant is encouraging pork producers to be aware of the potential ramifications of the use of antibiotics on their farms, writes Bruce Cochrane....
 
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