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Pig Industry News By Category: African Swine Fever
12 June 2018
ASF Update: Romania identifies new cases
Reports are emerging of a new outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Tulcea, Romania - close to the Ukrainian border. The Pig Site has compiled a checklist of practical measures that can stop the virus...
04 June 2018
Pig immunology breakthrough of the century
The Pig Site speaks to Dr Bryan Charleston, viral immunology researcher at The Pirbright Institute for preventing and controlling viral diseases, about the most recent, game-changing breakthrough in swine...
18 May 2018
Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system...
23 April 2018
First report of African Swine Fever in Hungary
The first report of ASF in wild boar in Hungary has been made to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). ...
01 March 2018
National Pig Day 2018
Thursday 1 March is celebrated in the US as national pig day, where pigs are accorded their rightful place in society....
08 February 2018
Farmers of Zambia compensated for swine fever losses
More than K50 million has been made available for Zambia’s pig farmers to help in compensating for the huge livestock losses that they have faced with the recent outbreaks of African swine fever....
24 January 2018
Virkon S effective for African Swine Fever biosecurity
LANXESS offers swine producers a proven disinfectant for preventative farm biosecurity and control measures with Virkon S....
17 January 2018
Germany’s farmers call for wild boar cull
The German Farmers’ Association have called for 70% of the country’s wild boar population to be culled in a strategy to halt disease escalation....
22 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: African swine fever
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
ASF warning for catering businesses
Food businesses which supply human food repurposed as animal feed are being reminded to comply with Hygiene Regulations to prevent outbreaks of disease such as African swine fever, following the arrival...
18 December 2017
#PigKeepers campaign to prevent spread of ASF
Pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to their animals to prevent outbreaks of African swine fever....
11 December 2017
ASF in Russia’s largest pork producer
The epidemic of African swine fever in Russia continues to gain momentum, spreading to new regions of the country....
27 November 2017
New cases of African swine fever in Poland
With new cases of African swine fever emerging throughout Eastern and Central Europe this year, including the recent cases identified in Poland, how close are we to further outbreaks in denser domestic...
19 September 2017
Donetsk Republic Bans Iconic Ukrainian Pork Delicacy
UKRAINE - The Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy and Food of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic has banned the import of all pork products made in Ukraine, including salo, the iconic meat product...
04 August 2017
ASF Kills 150 Pigs in Brong Ahafo Region
GHANA - About 150 pigs have been killed at Twoaho in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region following an outbreak of the African Swine Fever....
12 July 2017
ASF Hits Ashanti Region; 400 Pigs Killed
GHANA - An outbreak of African swine fever has hit the Ashanti region, the Veterinary Services Department has revealed....
03 July 2017
Slight Ease in UK Protein Prices During June W3
UK - The latest SPP has continued to recover from the dark days of spring 2016 when it stood at a mere 112p and is now valued at 50p/kg more, which is worth up to £40 per bacon pig sold, but two wrongs...
30 June 2017
Live-pig Markets, Traders Could Provide Insight to Controlling ASF
GEORGIA - Understanding how live pigs are traded between villages and backyard farmers can help health agencies better understand how devastating swine diseases spread....
28 June 2017
ASF Outbreak Confirmed in Wild Boar in Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC - Dr Zbyněk Semerád, Director General at the State Veterinary Administration in Prague has notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) that an outbreak of African Swine Fever...
16 June 2017
Tanzanian Govt Bans Pig Imports to Curb ASF Spread
TANZANIA - The government has banned, for one year, importation of live swine and its products following an outbreak of Africa Swine Fever (ASF) which has hit some regions in the country....
14 March 2017
ASF Outbreak Kills Fattening Pigs in Moldova
MOLDOVA - The country's veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of African swine fever in Soroca....
02 March 2017
Unique Structure of ASF Virus Enzyme May Allow Drug Development
CHINA - A DNA-copying protein from a lethal pig virus has a unique structure that may offer a target for drugs designed to combat this important agricultural disease, according to a study published 28...
23 February 2017
More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Bobrovytsya, Chernigov....
20 February 2017
More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on Ukrainian backyard pig farms....
31 January 2017
More ASF Outbreaks Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - More outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on backyard farms across Ukraine....
13 January 2017
More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered on a farm in eastern Ukraine....
12 January 2017
Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
10 January 2017
Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity
US - Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae....
30 December 2016
More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Ukraine....
28 December 2016
Mycotoxins Modulate the Inflammatory Response?
CANADA - Remarks by Ana Paula Bracarense, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, during the swine breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
 
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