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08 November 2017
AASV Research:Oral Fluid Sample Extraction, Shipping
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid sampling is growing in popularity around the world. New research is showing an even easier way to extract and ship the sample. ...
01 November 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
26 October 2017
AAVLD and Thermo Fisher Scientific Announce Recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program
US - The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) today announced the recipients of Innovation in Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine Grant Program in support of innovation in veterinary...
25 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
FDA releases 2015 NARMS integrated report
On October 23rd 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with partners, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
18 October 2017
Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
17 October 2017
Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals
US - Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals....
10 October 2017
Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. Remain PED-free
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry reports swine premises in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C. remain free of PED, Bruce Cochrane writes....
05 October 2017
Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
04 October 2017
When to Call the Veterinarian? PEDv Offers Perfect Example
ANALYSIS - Scott Dee, research director at Pipestone Veterinary Services, discussed indicators a pig producer should look for that are a red flag that it's time to call their veterinarian....
Finnish Pig Farmers Low on Vaccines
FINLAND - Pharmaceutical distribution firm Oriola has had extreme difficulties in supplying medicines recently, and that's had some unexpected effects....
26 September 2017
Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
21 September 2017
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
24 August 2017
New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers...
21 August 2017
OIE: Ukraine Reports African Swine Fever Outbreak in Dnipro
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of African swine fever in the city of Dnipro....
Drug Resistance in Intestinal Parasite of Piglets Confirmed for First Time
AUSTRIA - The parasite Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea in pigs, especially in newborn piglets, and is capable of quickly spreading across farms....
17 August 2017
New Swine Coronavirus Detection Kit Helps Strengthen Biosecurity
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems VetMAX PEDV/TGEV/SDCoV Kit, the first and only PCR test designed to simultaneously screen for three swine coronaviruses in environmental...
Pig-to-person Spread of Flu at Fairs Cause for Continued Concern
US - The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for both the animals...
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Partners with Predictive Analytics Innovation Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive...
07 August 2017
Chinese Bio-tech Company Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
20 July 2017
Vaccine Bank Needed to Protect Food, National Security, Say Ag Groups
US - Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organisations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill...
19 July 2017
Advance breeding results with new genotyping technology
AgriSeq targeted genotyping by sequencing (“GBS”) solutions include a Bovine ISAG 200 Parentage Panel that delivers more lineage information and flexibility to cattle breeders....
06 July 2017
Colombia Still Investigating FMD Outbreak; No New Outbreaks Reported
COLOMBIA - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports that no further outbreaks of foot and mouth disease have been reported. However, the investigation is ongoing....
New Pestivirus That Attacks Nervous System of Austrian Pigs
AUSTRIA - Some newly born piglets shiver even when they are kept warm. So-called "shaking piglets" have symptoms that resemble those of the classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and...
04 July 2017
Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
27 June 2017
Diagnostics Use Increasing Globally to Solve Disease Challenges
ANALYSIS - While diagnostic capabilities differ around the world, Joe Connor, veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, sees an upturn in the use diagnostic tools globally...
19 June 2017
Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
08 June 2017
Sask Pork Confident Western Canada Can Eliminate PED
CANADA - Despite a recent wave of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea infections in southeastern Manitoba, the Chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board remains confident the disease can be eliminated from...
29 May 2017
What to Take Away from Canada’s Vast Agriculture Survey
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry received its five-yearly health check this month, with the publication of the 2016 Census of Canadian Agriculture – an incredibly detailed and comprehensive...
 
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