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25 August 2014
Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Pork Industry Welcomes Call for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has welcomed calls by the RSPCA for states and territories to legislate mandatory reporting of animal cruelty....
Standardised Total Tract Digestibility Offers Precise Swine Ration Formulation
CANADA - A landscape stewardship specialist with MAFRD says standardised total tract digestibility of phosphorus appears to be the most precise way to formulate swine rations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 August 2014
Could PEDv Become Airborne?
US - Airborne transmission should be considered as a potential route for Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) dissemination as infectious PEDV was detected in the air 10 miles downwind from infected...
Is it Good to Socialise Piglets?
US - By socialising unfamiliar piglets before weaning, stress due to mixing could at least be distanced in time from the other burdens of weaning, thereby improving performance....
Five New Outbreaks Of ASF in Latvia
LATVIA - Six new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in both wild boar and a domesticated pig. ...
Two New Outbreaks of Classical Swine Fever in Latvia
LATVIA - Three new cases of classical swine fever have been detected in the Karsava county of the country which boarders Russia....
21 August 2014
FAO Urges Continued Support for Animal Disease Monitoring
GLOBAL - The FAO has told ministers of health and agriculture meeting in Indonesia that animal disease monitoring systems require sustained support and have a critical role to play in preventing human...
Researchers Investigate Flu Evolution in Pigs
US - In a study by the University of Minnesota, designed to simulate how the pandemic 2009 influenza (pH1N1) virus might have evolved, researchers say it took only nine passages in pigs for a virus to...
Germany Forms Alliance to Increase Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German food industry has formed an alliance to respond to the ongoing criticism on animal husbandry. Farmers, the meat industry and retailers want to set higher animal welfare standards across...
Assurance of Profits Needed to Encourage New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The chair of Sask Pork says the province's pork producers will need assurances of long term profitability to justify new hog barn construction, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Agriculture Minister Holds Talks over Threatened Slaughterhouse
FRANCE - French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll this week met with representatives of the workers at the threatened slaughterhouse GAD Josselin....
Fostera™ PCV MH Licensed for Industry-leading 23-week Duration of Immunity Against PCV Combination Vaccine
US - The US Department of Agriculture has granted the combination vaccine the extended label claim of at least 23 weeks of protection against PCV2, which is three weeks longer than any other PCV2 vaccine...
Strong Live Hog Prices Expected to Fuel Renewed Interest in Building New Feeder Barns in Saskatchewan
CANADA - The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork expects the current strong market for live hogs to fuel renewed interest in building new feeder barns in Saskatchewan, writes Bruce Cochrane....
EW Nutrition Launches 'Science and Innovations' Series
PHILIPPINES & VIET NAM - EW Nutrition has taken the transfer of technical know-how and the sharing of specific scientific information to a new standard with customers. The launch of a science based course...
20 August 2014
Phosphorus Requirements Limit Effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus in Swine Manure
CANADA - A business development specialist for swine with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development says minimum federal requirements for the inclusion of phosphorus in swine rations is limiting...
Russia to Introduce Electronic Veterinary Certificates
RUSSIA - Russia is to introduce electronic veterinary certificates from February 2017....
19 August 2014
PEDV Can be Carried in Feed New Research Suggests
US - Recently released research conducted by Pipestone Veterinary Services and South Dakota State University and reported in BMC Veterinary Research, confirms feed can be a carrier of the virus....
15 August 2014
Canada Hog Market
CANADA - On 16 July, 2014 South West Vets (the preeminent and largest all swine practice in Ontario) hosted a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Summit in Stratford, Ontario with some 250+ producers and industry...
New Case of African Swine Fever Confirmed in Poland
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been confirmed in northeastern Poland. ...
14 August 2014
Classical Swine Fever Reported in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been eight new cases of classical swine fever reported in wild boar. ...
Thirteen New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lativa
LATVIA - A total of 13 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been detected in the Kraslava, Dagda, Valka, Madona and Ludza regions of the country. ...
Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - Two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on farms located in Utena which are in eastern part of the country which boarders Belarus. ...
Spread of Aichivirus C to Major Pig Producing Regions of Brazil
BRAZIL - A study demonstrated that Aichivirus C has been present in Brazilian pig herds for years and has spread to the major pig-producing regions of the country....
New Manure Sampling Project to Detect PEDv
CANADA - A manure sampling project underway in Manitoba will provide a clearer indication of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) situation within the province, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
13 August 2014
Animal Feed Additives Market to Reach $20 billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global animal feed additive market, valued at $14.9 billion in 2013, is estimated to reach $20 billion by 2020....
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture university....
Maple Leaf Food Announces New Leader of Animal Wellness
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods today announced that Dr Stephanie Cottee will be joining the Company in the new position of Leader, Animal Wellness, effective 11 August 2014. ...
Experts Meet to Solve Infectious Disease Challenges
AUSTRALIA - Many of Australia's leading animal and human infectious disease experts are joining forces this week to identify challenges that might benefit from greater collaboration across Australia's...
Biosecurity Increases Cost of Swine Manure Application
CANADA - A Morris based custom swine manure applicator says the extra time and effort required to clean and disinfect manure application equipment to reduce the risk of spreading PED has dramatically increased...
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