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29 April 2016
CFIA Policy Change Jeopardises Canadian Biosecurity
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian says requiring Canadian swine transport vehicles to be washed in the United States will dramatically increase the risk of bringing disease back into Canada,...
28 April 2016
Cost-Effectiveness of EU Animal Disease Programmes Unclear
EU - EU animal disease programmes do a good job of containing disease, but it is hard to tell whether they are cost-effective, concludes a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
Brazilian Swine Producers Use Diagnostics to Pinpoint Diseases
ANALYSIS - Despite lacking of some swine diseases seen in other parts of the world, the demand for swine diagnostics in Brazil is growing as producers want to pinpoint disease challenges and better understand...
27 April 2016
Nutrition Plays Key Role in Reducing Dependence on Antibiotics
CANADA - A Research Associate Nutrition with the Prairie Swine Centre says nutrition has a key role to play in reducing the livestock industry's dependence on antibiotics, writes Bruce Cochrane....
New Study Examines Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs and Humans
UK - The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a study to be published...
Making Room for Feed Additives in Piglet Diets
GLOBAL - Organic acid use in piglet diets can be considered routine nowadays. Yet, high levels of organic acids in feed formulation take up a lot of otherwise useful space in the feed. Replacing a portion...
Hypor Invests in New Technology for Canadian and US Swine
CANADA - Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25 percent with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan....
New On-farm Assessments to Improve Farmed Pig Welfare
UK - The RSPCA is hoping to further improve the lives of millions of pigs in the UK by including welfare outcome assessments as part of its welfare standards....
Tight Margins Call for Goal-Minded Planning
ANALYSIS - With swine producer margins tighter than ever, it's important for producers to review current protocols and set goals that can maximize return on investment. ...
26 April 2016
Weekly Overview: Global Pig Meat Production Expected to Decline
ANALYSIS - Global pig meat production is forecast to decrease by 1 per cent on the year to 109.3 million tonnes in 2016, according to AHDB Pork analysis of the USDA's latest global outlook report. ...
25 April 2016
New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Ontario, Canada....
MSD Animal Health to Acquire Worldwide Rights to Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health inside the United States and Canada) today announced plans to acquire worldwide rights for the Whisper® Veterinary Stethoscope System from Minnesota-based...
22 April 2016
Electronic Medicine Book to Record Antibiotic Usage Data
UK - An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers, in light of the need to collect accurate on-farm antibiotic usage data....
ASF Outbreaks Continue in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Lithuania....
20 April 2016
FDA Takes Steps to Withdraw Approval of Swine Drug Carbadox
US - The US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has taken the first step toward withdrawing its approval of the use of carbadox to treat swine as the drug may leave trace...
Nutriad Gold Sponsor of Pig Feed Quality Conference
THAILAND - With record turnout, the 2016 Pig Feed Quality Conference in Bangkok once again proved successful in presenting the latest in ‘science, trials and applications’ in pig nutrition to its attendants....
19 April 2016
AB Vista Video Sheds New Light on the Positive Effects of Complete Phytate Destruction on animal nutrition
GLOBAL - A new video from AB Vista reveals details about why complete phytate destruction in the digestive tract may lead to increased growth efficiency in swine and poultry....
Calls for Extension of Pilot Canadian Truck Washing Protocol
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council is calling for the continuation of a pilot project credited with helping keep Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea out of western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Researchers Explore Methods to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Pigs
CANADA - A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports a variety of strategies are being explored for reducing the effects of feeding mycotoxin contaminated grains to pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Approach Improves Pigs' Health, Reduces Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - UK pig producers could reduce antibiotic usage and improve the health and productivity of pigs on the farm by adopting a new approach which has already proved successful in the poultry industry....
More ASF Reported in Lithuania, Poland
LITHUANIA and Poland - More African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar in central Lithuania and eastern Poland....
Investors Urge Food Chains to Tackle Use of Antibiotics in Farming
UK & US - A large group of investors this week urged big restaurant chains to fight the use of medically-important (to humans) antibiotics amongst their meat suppliers....
15 April 2016
Swill Feeding Causes ASF Outbreak in Kenya
KENYA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in central Kenya....
Antibiotic Resistance Genes Increasing
US - Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University this troubling trend...
Canada Funds Genomics Research to Help Detect Ag Pests, Diseases
CANADA - Canada has announced $30 million of funding over six years to support advanced research in agricultural genomics to mitigate biological threats to agriculture....
14 April 2016
Canadian Biosecurity Successful at Containing PED
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council says the success of Canada's swine producers and transporters in containing the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea demonstrates the value of existing approaches to maintaining...
ASF Hits More Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Ukraine....
13 April 2016
USDA Issues Revised Senecavirus A Guidelines
US - The USDA has issued a revised guidance document describing procedures and responsibilities for handling pig herds suspected of having senecavirus A to ensure that foreign animal disease investigations...
New Approach Helps Pig Farmers Improve Health, Reduce Antibiotics
UK - Pig producers could reduce antibiotic usage and improve animal health and productivity by adopting a new approach which was piloted by the poultry industry....
12 April 2016
New Technologies Improve Transport Biosecurity and Animal Comfort
CANADA - A Research Scientist Engineering with the Saskatoon based Prairie Swine Centre reports new technologies have improved biosecurity during the transport of livestock while increasing the comfort...
 
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