ThePigSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Pig Industry News By Category: African Swine Fever
10 August 2018
UK Government report on the ASF outbreak in China
The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) provide an update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China as they further assess the situation...
Pirbright scientists help combat African swine fever – a disease with no vaccine
The Pirbright Institute are working hard to develop fail-safe protocol and vaccines for the deadliest disease to hit the swine industry...
07 August 2018
Predicting the impacts of the first ASF outbreak in China
As China confirms its first ever cases of ASF, the economic and health status of the Chinese pig industry is under scrutiny. Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides a current and future outlook for 2018...
03 August 2018
China culls 1,000 pigs as first case of African Swine Fever confirmed
Officials and pig producers are on high alert as China confirms its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
24 July 2018
Bulgaria to build a fence at Romanian border
BULGARIA - Clearing of land to enable the building of a fence at the Romanian border has begun, to prevent the movement of wild boar into Bulgaria as a measure against African swine fever...
16 July 2018
African swine fever: new cases in Ghana
Reports of a new African swine fever outbreak have emerged from Ghana. Efua Okai speaks to government officials about the latest biosecurity measures being implemented in Ghana...
12 July 2018
African swine fever: EFSA assesses measures to prevent spread
EFSA has identified strategies for managing wild boar at different stages of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF): what should be done before, during and after. Wild boar are known to play an important...
09 July 2018
APHA produces latest ASF update
The Animal Plant and Health Agency has provided their most recent update on the movement of African swine fever through Europe...
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...
 
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
News By Advertiser
News By Country
News By Category

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Piglet Nutrition Notes - 5m Books