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01 April 2015
Further ASF Outbreaks in Latvia Reported
LATVIA - There have been 12 new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Latvia during the latter half of March....
31 March 2015
Further Outbreaks of ASF in Russia and Lithuania
RUSSIA and LITHUANIA - Three new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been discovered in Russia and two in Lithuania....
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
23 March 2015
Canadian Swine Health Surveillance Network Almost Fully Operational
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork expects the fledgling Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network to be fully operational within a matter of months, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 March 2015
Diagnostics at Work: Blood Sampling in Pigs
GLOBAL - Blood samples can be tested for the presence of antibodies to a range of pathogens, explains Life Technologies. ...
18 March 2015
Commitment to Animal Welfare Highlighted by Scottish Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) commitment to animal welfare in the production of beef, lamb and pork in Scotland is highlighted in the “Animal Welfare and Wellbeing Charter”....
16 March 2015
Open Dialogue Key to Maintaining Consumer Trust in Animal Welfare Issues
CANADA - A professor of agriculture with Newcastle University suggests, by maintaining a frank open dialogue, Canada's livestock producers will be better positioned to retain the trust of consumers when...
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals, such as slaughter without stunning, the use of CO2 stunning for pigs and the use...
10 March 2015
How Can Diagnostics Benefit Swine Producers?
ANALYSIS - While Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), swine influenza, Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) and trichomoniasis have had a dramatic economic impact on the food supply, diagnostics is the...
09 March 2015
Sow Behaviour, Lameness Study Wins Pork Innovation Award
AUSTRALIA - This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller....
06 March 2015
Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
04 March 2015
Incorporation of New Pig Code Requirements Underway
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council's Animal Care Technical Group expects the incorporation of requirements of the newly updated Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs...
25 February 2015
Early-bird Deadline Approaches for Welfare Conference Registration
CROATIA - The reduced registration rate for the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) International Symposium 2015 ends on Friday 27 February. ...
24 February 2015
European Welfare Group Calls for Action on Pig Castration
EU - Disappointed what is sees as slow progress towards a ban on castration of male piglets, Eurogroup for Animals is calling for more action by the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament...
Environment Agency Turns Down Pig Farm Permit Application
UK - The decision this week to refuse permission for one of Britain's first industrial-style farms housing 25,000 pigs has been welcomed by campaigners. ...
23 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Pig Sector Faces Market Challenges
GLOBAL - The pork sector has not been having an easy time lately. To be sure, feed prices are well down from their peak but oversupply in the pig meat market is squeezing producer margins. In the US, a...
Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending...
Farmers Warned to Take Special Care of Livestock During Heatwave
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
19 February 2015
What Are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
Consumers Can Expect to Pay for Changes in Animal Welfare Practices
CANADA - An associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University says ultimately consumers will pay for the changes they're demanding in animal welfare, writes Bruce...
17 February 2015
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark report....
Early Registration Deadline Ahead for Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - Those interested in attending the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) International Animal Welfare Science Symposium in Zagreb in July 2015 are reminded that early registration...
13 February 2015
New Swine Health Information Network Under Development
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork says a new initiative under development in western Canada will allow veterinarians to share swine health information, writes Bruce Cochrane....
11 February 2015
Welfare During Transports Varies According to Trailer Compartment
CANADA - A national study which looked at the effects transport on animal welfare has shown the trailer compartment in which pigs are shipped has a significant effect on their levels of stress during transport...
10 February 2015
Manitoba Relaxes Restrictions on New Hog Barn Construction
CANADA - The general manager of Manitoba Pork reports the Manitoba government has agreed to relax restrictions on new hog barn construction in the province, writes Bruce Cochrane....
09 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Moves to Stop Things Going Wrong in the Pig Sector
GLOBAL - Closed-circuit TV has been proposed in slaughterhouses in the UK to prevent abuses of animal welfare rules. A large new study in the EU aims to help reduce antibiotic resistance in farm livestock...
Should CCTV Be Installed in Slaughterhouses?
UK - An all-seeing eye and independent monitoring would ensure the maximum quality of animal welfare conditions in slaughterhouses....
New Legislation Aims to End Welfare Issues for Farm Animals in Research
US - Federal lawmakers have introduced a bill to require much needed protection for farm animals used for agricultural research at federal facilities....
06 February 2015
Good Faith, Dialogue Key to Maintaining Trust of Consumers
CANADA - A professor of agriculture with Newcastle University in the UK suggests by engaging in dialogue and showing good faith the Canadian swine industry should be able to maintain the trust of its customers,...
05 February 2015
Government Challenged on Animal Welfare Ahead of Election
UK - Political parties were last night urged to take action on animal welfare and disease prevention as the British Veterinary Association (BVA) President John Blackwell set out the organisation’s 2015...
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