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29 April 2015
More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Estonia
ESTONIA - There have been three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in wild boar in Estonia....
27 April 2015
Weekly Overview: New Ruling Set to Improve Welfare for Europe's Pigs
GLOBAL - EU welfare rules should apply even when the animals are transported out of the region, a court in Luxembourg said last week, as Germany announced it would prioritise animal welfare and the Danes...
Lithuania Reports More African Swine Fever
LITHUANIA - There has been another outbreak of African Swine Fever in Lithuania....
24 April 2015
Research Importance Highlighted at Western Australia Pig Event
AUSTRALIA - Research and development underpinning modern pork production systems was highlighted at the 2015 Pig Day Out, co-hosted by West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) and Department...
European Court Rules Laws on Animal Welfare in Transport Apply Beyond EU Borders
EU - The EU's laws of the welfare of pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and horses during transportation should also apply when they are exported to third-countries, the European Court of Justice ruled on 23 April....
Canadian Farms Convert Pig Barns to Comply with Housing Laws
CANADA - To comply with new requirements under Canada's revised Pig Code of Practice and maintain economic viability, most pork producers are considering converting existing sow barns from stall housing...
APHA Report: Porcine Circovirus, PRRS, Swine Influenza
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has reported incidents including sudden deaths due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and enteric disease, swine influenza and spine abcesses...
African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Latvia
LATVIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Latvia....
Further African Swine Fever Reported in Poland
POLAND - There have three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
23 April 2015
Canadian Pork Industry Backs Regulation Against Antimicrobial Resistance
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council has announced its support of the Government of Canada in taking action on antimicrobial resistance....
22 April 2015
Canadian Pork Industry Moves Towards Group Sow Housing
CANADA- A research scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre reported that changes to Canada's Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has fuelled an increased interest in sow housing research,...
US National PED Eradication Far Off
US - Eradication of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) across the US is still unlikely, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management
EUROPE - MSD Animal Health is presenting the results from more than 35 studies at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Nantes, France from 22 to 24 April 2015. ...
Conference to Discuss the Latest in Danish Pig Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will be holding the International conference on pig welfare on the 29-30 April, with the support of the Danish Centre for Animal Welfare...
21 April 2015
More African Swine Fever Outbreaks in Lithuania
LITHUANIA - There have been four new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania....
20 April 2015
New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
Highlighting Potential Welfare Improvements in UK Pigs
UK - About half the Real Welfare assessments being done by vets are now being submitted either through the portal or the app....
17 April 2015
New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
New Canadian Humane Society Helped Prevent Animal Protection Lapse
CANADA - The executive director of the fledgling Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan says creation of the new organisation has avoided any lapse in enforcement of Saskatchewan's Animal Protection...
16 April 2015
New Chair of Animal Disease Surveillance Board
UK- The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has announced the appointment of Professor Dirk Pfeiffer from the Royal Veterinary College as chair of the new Animal Disease Surveillance Governance Board....
15 April 2015
More Than Meets the Eye When Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
14 April 2015
New Research to Combat Painful Joint Disease in Pigs
UK - Researcher Dale Sandercock from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is contributing to a Newcastle University led project looking for markers identifying pigs at risk from a painful and degenerative joint...
Environmental Stress Triggers Costly Pig Disease
UK - Stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from a disease which costs farmers in the UK millions of pounds a year in attempts to control, scientists have shown for the first time....
Classical Swine Fever Found in Mongolia
MONGOLIA - An outbreak of classical swine fever has been reported in Mongolia....
13 April 2015
Diagnostics at Work: Nasal Swabs
GLOBAL - Nasal swabs can be tested by culture for the presence of bacterial respiratory pathogens. For practical information on how to collect nasal swabs, view and download an informational brochure,...
10 April 2015
Chile Develops Vaccine to End Surgical Castration of Pigs
CHILE - The Livestock Service (SAG) has authorised the veterinary vaccine laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Favet) to produce immunocastration vaccines, which will be sold to...
More African Swine Fever Detected in Poland
POLAND - There have been five new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Poland....
09 April 2015
Suspected PEDv Outbreak in Saskatchewan Highlights Biosecurity Importance
CANADA - A Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development says a suspect positive PED sample identified in Saskatchewan highlights the importance of inspecting vehicles and equipment...
Breeding Programme to Use Pen Mate Genomics to Improve Pig Behaviour
DENMARK - A new research project will harness information technology to breed pigs that are less inclined to bite tails and that utilise the feed more efficiently, in a collaboration between Aarhus University...
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