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03 September 2015
Pork Producers Advised to be Aware of Disease Threats as Temperatures Drop
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian is advising western Canadian pork producers to be on the alert for a number of potential disease threats heading into the cooler season, writes Bruce Cochrane....
More Backyard Pigs Dead from ASF in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Two pigs have died and 23 have been destroyed in the latest outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported in Lithuania....
African Swine Fever Found in Kenya
KENYA - There has been an outbreak of African Swine Fever on a pig farm in southern Kenya....
02 September 2015
Weekly Overview: Antibiotic Free Pig Production Presenting Challenges
ANALYSIS - A research trial in Denmark is looking at the challenges of raising pigs without any antibiotics whatsoever. ...
Viruses Remain a Threat in Western Canada
CANADA - Environmental testing has shown Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED), Transmissable Gastro Enteritis (TGE) and Delta Coronavirus remain a threat in western Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Four More ASF Outbreaks Found in Russia
RUSSIA - Both wild boar and swine were affected in the outbreaks....
Another ASF Outbreak Found in Poland
POLAND - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in Poland....
01 September 2015
Canola Offering High Energy Options for Early Weaned Pigs
CANADA - Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc indicates canola press-cake and canola expeller are economical options for boosting the energy content of diets for early weaned pigs, writes...
Study Fleshes Out Potential for Airborne Spread of Pig Viruses
US - Three viral pig diseases, including influenza A, can be transmitted through aerosols comprising a wide range of particle sizes and in environmental conditions similar to those where humans and the...
28 August 2015
Nutriad Opens New USA Plant
US - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad officially opened its new facility in Hampshire (IL) – USA. The 50,000+ square foot facility includes offices, laboratory, warehouse and 3,000 Mt production...
Farmers Urged to Reduce Arson Risk After 300 Pigs Die in Attack
UK - Following an arson attack which killed 300 pigs in East Yorkshire, farmers are being urged to take additional steps to reduce the risk of arson....
More Pigs Destroyed After ASF Outbreaks in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been another 16 outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Estonia, affecting both pigs and wild boar....
More Wild Boar Dead from ASF in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been another 39 outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Latvia....
Pork CRC Helping Herd Health
AUSTRALIA - Despite several years of focussed research by the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), much remains to be done monitoring changes in the incidence, virulence...
More Top Scholars for the Pig Industry
UK - The pig industry scholarship scheme, run by AHDB Pork and Harper Adams, is as popular as ever with eight firms taking part this year....
27 August 2015
Mounting Concern over African Swine Fever in Estonia
ANALYSIS - Concern is mounting over the rapid increase in the number of cases of African swine fever in the Baltic States in northern Europe....
Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
Help Tackle Pig Disease in the UK
UK - The UK significant disease charter now covers some 40,000 sows across the country as part of the overall plan to tackle Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus should it arrive in the UK....
26 August 2015
Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
Are Iron Supplements Insufficient for Modern Newborn Piglets?
CANADA - Iron supplementation is essential to newborn piglets to decrease the chance of anaemia and boost their resistance to disease, but recent research from the University of Guelph suggests standard...
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 five. There have been no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
More African Swine Fever Found in Lithuanian Backyard Pigs
LITHUANIA - There have been four more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Lithuania, affecting backyard pigs and wild boar....
25 August 2015
More Pigs Affected by Russian African Swine Fever Outbreaks
RUSSIA - There have been five more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Russia....
Another Wild Boar Dead from African Swine Fever in Poland
POLAND - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in Podlaskie province of Poland....
Swine Health Information Center Investigates Seneca Valley Virus
US - The executive director of the US based Swine Health Information Center is investigating the identification of Seneca Valley Virus and Seneca Valley Virus infection that were found in the US this summer,...
24 August 2015
Weekly Overview: New Pea Variety Could Improve Pig Protein Intake, Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - Scientists at the UK's John Innes Centre have developed a new variety of pea that will help pigs absorb more protein from their diet....
Pig Farm Hit by Latest Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Ukraine
UKRAINE - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever on a pig farm in Ukraine....
21 August 2015
More Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Found in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been 13 more outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia....
UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers....
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Encouraging
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some areas of concern remain....
 
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