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21 July 2016
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 12. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
ASF Continues Spread on Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian Pig Farms
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine....
Researchers Find Fungus a Possible Precursor of Severe Respiratory Diseases in Pigs
AUSTRIA - Respiratory diseases in pigs typically involve multiple infections from different pathogens. Some pathogens play a greater role than others in the progression of the disease. The fungus Pneumocystis...
19 July 2016
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been...
15 July 2016
Pig Grunt Rate Can Convey Welfare Information
UK - The grunts made by pigs vary depending on the pig’s personality and can convey important information about the welfare of this highly social species, new research from the University of Lincoln...
Biosecurity in Pork Production – Bio-Exclusion
GLOBAL - There are three types of biosecurity in pork production: bio-exclusion – avoiding the entry of a new pathogen; bio-management – controlling the level of pathogens already on the farm; and...
14 July 2016
Improved Slatted Floor Design Expected to Improve Sow Comfort
CANADA - Researchers with the University of Manitoba hope to improve sow health and comfort by improving the design of slatted floors used in sow barns, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 July 2016
New Pain Mitigation Product for Swine Now in the Pipeline
CANADA - A new product designed to mitigate pain in swine during painful procedures is expected to be submitted to Health Canada for approval by this fall, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Weekly Overview: Meat Demand Rise to Fuel Feed Grain Price Hikes in Next Decade
ANALYSIS - Overall world meat production is predicted to stagnate at about 321 million tonnes in 2016, while pigmeat output could decline, according to the June 2016 FAO Food Outlook. ...
08 July 2016
More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Ukraine....
06 July 2016
Housefly Larvae: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Soy in Animal Feed?
NETHERLANDS - The animal feed industry is looking for alternatives to environmentally harmful ingredients such as soybean meal and fishmeal, and researchers from Wageningen University are looking into...
Screening for Colistin Resistance Will Soon be Advisable
NETHERLANDS - The first case of transferable colistin resistance (mcr-1) in bacteria from livestock and humans was reported in China towards the end of last year. ...
05 July 2016
Weekly Overview: How Will Brexit Affect the US Pork Market?
GLOBAL - US pig market analysts have been discussing the impact that the UK's exit from the EU might have on the US's pork market....
More ASF Discovered in Wild Boar
POLAND and LITHUANIA - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar in Poland and Lithuania....
04 July 2016
ASF Hits Lithuanian Pig Farm
LITHUANIA - An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Lithuanian pig farm....
PED Reported in Huron County
CANADA - A further case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has been reported in Huron County, Ontario, Canada....
01 July 2016
ASF Reported on Ukrainian Pig Farm
UKRAINE - A outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Ukraine....
Russia Reports More ASF on Swine Farms
RUSSIA - Nine new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in eastern Russia....
30 June 2016
Contracts Signed on Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim Business Exchange
GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health...
Biosecurity Key to ASF Control in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - African Swine Fever in pigs has been likened to the Ebola-virus in humans. Dr Mary-Louise Penrith and Simon Streicher talked to Glenneis Kriel after the latest outbreak in South Africa....
29 June 2016
South Africa Reports More ASF Outbreaks on Pig Farms
SOUTH AFRICA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in South Africa....
Researchers Discover 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico
MEXICO - The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic - responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide - originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at...
Agreements Reached to Swap Sanofi’s Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Consumer Healthcare Businesses
GLOBAL - Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim have announced the signing of contracts to secure the strategic transaction initiated in December 2015 which consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health...
28 June 2016
Poland Reports New ASF Outbreak in Pigs
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Bielszczyzna, Podlaskie....
27 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Agricultural Organisations Call for Early Commitment to Farming Following Brexit
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, farming organisations stressed that it is important that an early commitment is made to British...
New Ontario PED Case in Waterloo Region
CANADA - Another case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported over the past week in Ontario....
Steps Underway to Eliminate PED from Infected Manitoba Farms
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says steps are being taken to clean and disinfect the three Manitoba swine farms that have been infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea as quickly as possible,...
Treatment of Humans and Pigs May Reduce Endemic Tapeworm Infection
US - The transmission of Taenia solium, a pork tapeworm species that infects humans and causes late-onset seizures and epilepsy, can be stopped on a population-wide level with mass treatments of both pigs...
23 June 2016
IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science...
PED Containment Top Priority for Canada
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says all pig movements on and off PED infected farms are being tracked in an effort to identify the source of infection and to ensure it does not spread to...
 
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