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12 February 2016
More ASF Reported in Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia
EUROPE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boars in Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia....
More ASF Reported in Russian Pigs
RUSSIA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in the Penzenskaya region of Russia....
11 February 2016
AHDB Clears Up Trichinella Testing Confusion
UK - There still seems to be some confusion over the testing regime as part of the EU control for trichinella....
10 February 2016
Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
09 February 2016
Weekly Overview: Weak First Quarter Expected on Global Pork Market
ANALYSIS - A new report from Rabobank states that the global pork market is expected to remain weak in the first quarter of 2016, followed by some - partly seasonal - improvement leading into the second...
08 February 2016
Belarus Bans Pork and Pig Products From Crimea
BELARUS - Belarus has banned pork from Crimea following an outbreak of African Swine Fever....
05 February 2016
Zoetis Collaborates with National Pork Board to Extend Access to its Pig Care Training Program
US - Starting this month, Zoetis will be working with the National Pork Board to help extend the reach of Individual Pig Care, an in-barn education and training program from Zoetis. For nearly 10 years,...
PED to Become Notifiable in Scotland
SCOTLAND - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) will become a notifiable disease in Scotland from 2 March....
Pig Farmers Move to Needle-Free Injectors Worth the Investment
CANADA - The Director of Animal Health with Hylife says, despite the increased cost, the decision to move from needles to needle-free injection has been well worth the investment, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Lithuania Reports Seven New ASF Outbreaks
LITHUANIA - A further seven outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar across the country....
04 February 2016
Ingelvac PRRS® MLV 250-Dose Option Now Available
GLOBAL - Protecting your herd against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) just became more convenient. In an effort to give producers and veterinarians a broader choice of sizes, Boehringer...
02 February 2016
PEDV, PRRS and Semen Extender Impacting Markets
US Hog and pork supplies have been almost precisely as we expected following the release of the USDA’s quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report on Dec. 23, writes Steve Meyer in the National Hog Farmer....
Further PED Outbreak Reported in Bruce
CANADA - Another outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus has been reported in Bruce county, Ontario....
01 February 2016
Weekly Overview: EU Member States Vote to Close Pigmeat Private Storage Aid
ANALYSIS - In the news this week, EU Member States have voted to close the Private Storage Aid (PSA) for pigmeat....
Latest ASF Outbreak Hits Russian Farm
RUSSIA - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Russian pig farm....
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 24. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
Poland Reports New ASF Outbreak
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Podlaskie region of Poland....
ASF Detected in Ukrainian Wild Boar
UKRAINE - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in a wild boar found in the Poltava region....
PED Heightens Need for Livestock Transport Industry Training
CANADA - The Vice President Operations with Steve's Livestock Transport says the introduction of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea into North America has heightened the awareness of the importance of training...
29 January 2016
Latvia Reports 28 New ASF Outbreaks
LATVIA - A further 28 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar across the country....
Maintained Biosecurity Focus Urged as PED Immunity Dissipates
US - The Swine Health Information Center urges continued biosecurity as immunity to PED resulting from exposure dissipates, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Estonia Reports 40 New ASF Outbreaks
ESTONIA - Forty new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in wild boar across the country....
28 January 2016
What is Phytase Superdosing? AB Vista Explains the Science
GLOBAL - In a recently released technical video, Mike Bedford, Research Director at AB Vista, highlights new research that more precisely identifies how phytases work in the animal. This helps explain...
EC Welcomes Practical Guidelines to Assess Pigs for Transport
EU - Practical EU guidelines to assess the fitness of pigs for transport, aiming to be an extra tool available to professionals to ensure a high level of fitness for transport of pigs, written by leading...
Five ASF Outbreaks Reported in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Five new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in Lithuania....
Seneca Valley Virus Shedding Remains Well After Symptoms Clear Up
US - Research conducted on behalf of the Swine Health Information Centre indicates shedding by infected swine of the agent responsible for Seneca Valley Virus will continue for a considerable period after...
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics,...
PRRS More Devastating in US than PEDv at its Worst
ANALYSIS - $664 million - that's the annual cost of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) to the swine industry, reports Sarah Mikesell from the North American PRRS Symposium. ...
27 January 2016
ASF Detected in Russian Wild Boar
RUSSIA - An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in wild boar....
26 January 2016
Canada Needs National Disease Management Strategy to Control PED
CANADA - An Ontario swine veterinarian says Canada's experience with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has clearly demonstrated the need for a nationally coordinated strategy for dealing with trans-boundary animal...
 
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