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Pig Industry News By Category: Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea
26 March 2015
CME: Hog Supply Up in 2015 Post-PEDv
US - Markets are concerned about oversupply of hogs, a marked contrast with last year when outbreaks of PEDv caused concern over product shortages and price rises, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 March 2015
Pilot Project Helps Truck Wash Facilities Improve Service
CANADA - A pilot project underway in western Canada is helping livestock truck wash operators improve the level of service they provide their customers, writes Bruce Cochrane....
20 March 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 58, two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
19 March 2015
Government Invests in Biosecurity to Support Livestock Industry
CANADA - A Manitoba company will receive C$825,000 to expand and redevelop its truck-washing facilities to improve biosecurity in the agricultural sector, said Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development...
17 March 2015
Canada Reports Increase in Number of Pigs
CANADA - A two per cent increase in the total number of pigs has been reported in the latest Statistics Canada livestock estimate, for January 2015, compared to a year previously....
Audits Show Truck Washes Doing a Surprisingly Good Job
CANADA - The manager of producer services with Sask Pork reports audits of truck wash facilities in Saskatchewan are showing they're doing a better than expected job of cleaning and disinfecting the trucks...
13 March 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 31, three premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV)...
12 March 2015
Producers Encouraged to Make Use of Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board is encouraging the province's pork producers to take advantage of support being made available through the Saskatchewan Swine Transport Biosecurity Programme...
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
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 78, five premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
Automation Offers Potential to Improve Truck Washing
CANADA - The general manager of Sask Pork is confident automating the washing and disinfection of livestock trucks and trailers will speed up the process, improve consistency and cut costs, writes Bruce...
Ontario Reports New PED Outbreak
CANADA - One new outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) was confirmed in Ontario last week....
06 March 2015
PEDv Outbreak Confirmed in Georgia
US - The US State of Georgia has reported its first case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv)....
05 March 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 26, one premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
Reduced Losses from PED Negatively Impact Live Hog Prices
US - The director of Risk Management with h@ms Marketing Services blames higher slaughter numbers resulting from reduced losses due to PED for the substantial drop in live hog prices experienced this winter,...
Truck and Trailer Wash Standards Still Highly Variable
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports the diligence with which livestock trailers are being washed and disinfected to reduce the potential spread of PED still varies widely, reports Bruce...
03 March 2015
Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Tool for PED Management
US - Boehringer Ingelheim has launched SOURCE, a six-step protocol and web site resource centre to help producers manage the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus....
Are Lower Hog Prices Justified by Supplies?
US - First quarter hog slaughter subsided a bit last week, dropping by 0.8 per cent from the week before to 2.262 million head. That figure was still 5.6 per cent larger than last year at a time when the...
US Pork's Boom and Bust Price Pattern
US - Markets can take your breath away and the hog market over the past year has left many breathless. A year-ago in March, the new PED virus was the talk in the livestock media. ...
02 March 2015
Veterinarian Advises Against Use of Blood Plasma in Swine Rations
CANADA - An Alberta-based swine veterinarian is advising pork producers to avoid the use of blood plasma products in swine rations and where the products are used to source them only from certified processing...
Colder Weather Increases Challenges Posed by PED
CANADA - A Red Deer based swine veterinarian reports, as expected, the colder winter weather has added to the challenge of controlling PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
27 February 2015
New Product Stops Shedding of PEDv in Newborn Piglets
US - A unique egg yolk immunoglobulin formulation has proven effective against porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) in university research and field studies, according to Provanco Feeds....
26 February 2015
Tests Find First Positive PED Environmental Sample in Saskatchewan
CANADA - It was reported this week that the first ever PED-positive sample in Saskatchewan was detected towards the end of January....
23 February 2015
Automated Truck Washing to Improve Farm Biosecurity
CANADA - The general manager of Sask Pork is confident automating the washing and disinfecting of the trucks that haul livestock will improve biosecurity while cutting costs and speeding up the process,...
20 February 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 55, two premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
2014 Pork Exports Down for US, Canada
US and CANADA - Both the US and Canada exported less pork in 2014, as trade was disrupted by PEDv and the Russian bans, among other factors....
18 February 2015
Zoetis Selects Grant Recipients for PEDv Research
US - Zoetis has awarded research grants to Suidae Health and Production and to Iowa State University to discover solutions that can help improve control of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in breeding...
16 February 2015
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that are confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 49, four premises were confirmed with porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) and...
11 February 2015
UK Prepares PEDv Contingency Plan
UK - The UK has now completed a contingency plan which will be activated if Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) arrives in the country....
PEDv Unlikely to be Eliminated from Ontario But Still Containable
CANADA - A Tillsonburg, Ontario based swine veterinarian says, while it's unlikely Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will be eliminated from Ontario, the virus is containable, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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