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02 July 2015
New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
Fifteen More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - Fifteen more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been reported in Latvia....
01 July 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 20. There have been four premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
Further African Swine Fever Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - One new outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported in Russia....
More African Swine Fever Reported in Estonia
ESTONIA - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been reported in Estonia....
30 June 2015
Weekly Overview: Latvia Bans Cut Grass as Feed Following ASF Outbreak
ANALYSIS - Following last week's editorial covering an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a backyard pig operation in Latvia, news has arisen linking the cause of the outbreak to cut grass....
New Phone App Allows Quick Reporting of Swine Health
CANADA - The Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network has introduced a new cell phone app designed to make it easier for veterinarians to report on the health status of swine in their regions,...
29 June 2015
Diagnostics Important to Identify Type of PRRS on Sick Farm
ANALYSIS - Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health Research at the National Pork Board, said the role of diagnostics with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRS) is important in helping...
Experts Discuss Recent Findings in PEDv Monitoring, Risk Factors and Immunology
US - With the recent increase in porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) cases reported this spring, the latest At The Meeting (ATM) with the Morrison Group audio program provides an update on developments...
More African Swine Fever in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There have been two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania....
Government Funding for Reducing Spread of Livestock, Crop Diseases
CANADA - The Canada and Manitoba governments are funding two new beneficial management practices (BMPs) to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms and to support more...
26 June 2015
Mowed Grass Blamed for Latvian ASF Outbreak
LATVIA - Mown grass, which is fed to pigs in Latvia, is thought to be the source of the recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in a backyard pig operation....
African Swine Fever Outbreak in Ukrainian Farmed Pigs
UKRAINE - There has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever in backyard pigs in Ukraine....
MRSA Found in UK Pork: But Where Did it Come From?
ANALYSIS – A question mark still hangs over whether the strain of ‘super bug’ MRSA that was found recently in supermarket pork products is of UK origin or imported....
Antibiotics Access Changes to Challenge Smaller Pork Producers
CANADA - The chief veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council says legislative changes in the level of access by pork producers to antibiotics will have the largest impact on smaller operators,...
Dutch Vet Shares Insight into Curbing Antibiotic Use
NETHERLANDS - The Dutch Chief Veterinary Officer shared some important insights into reducing antibiotic use on farms at the recent Nutreco AgriVision conference in the Netherlands. Jackie Linden reports....
25 June 2015
Swine Diseases to Pay Attention to This Summer
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian is encouraging pork producers to step up their focus on ventilation heading into the summer, Bruce Cochrane....
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of...
24 June 2015
Controlling Costs, Improving Herd Health are Keys to Success in Tough Times
US - During the 2015 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, veterinarians from two leading swine health and production companies shared their recommendations on how producers can best manage their herds...
First HIPRA SENG Vaccine Reaches China
CHINA - Last April, HIPRA presented RHINISENG®, the innovative vaccine for the prevention of Progressive and Non- progressive Swine Atrophic Rhinitis, in China. ...
More African Swine Fever Reported in Estonia
ESTONIA - Four more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been found in wild boar in Estonia....
Pre-Clinical Tests Show New Vaccine Effective Against PEDv
CANADA - A new vaccine developed by VIDO-InterVac is proving to be highly effective in protecting neonatal piglets from PEDv, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 June 2015
It's Time to Check Iron Levels of Baby Pigs
ANALYSIS - The weaning weight of a baby pig is significantly greater than it was 20-30 years ago, but protocols have not changed to reflect management practices, leaving many baby pigs iron deficient,...
64 New Outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Reported in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - 64 new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been confirmed in South Korea....
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 eight. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine deltacoronavirus...
New UK Research into Improving Animal Health Announced
UK - 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the a funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme....
22 June 2015
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Monitoring Programme for PRRS
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers establish a strong monitoring programme, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the second of a series of educational videos....
Boehringer Ingelheim Develops New PCR Test for Ileitis
ANALYSIS - Boehringer Ingelheim has developed the swine industry’s first commercially available quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Lawsonia (ileitis) using fecal samples. ...
Rapid Diagnostics Play Critical Role in PEDv Cases
ANALYSIS - Dr. Paul Thomas, veterinarian with AMVC Management Services, said rapid diagnostics have played a key role in detecting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus because the clinical signs can look...
Three New African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever have been found in Lithuanian wild boar....
 
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