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19 September 2017
SHIC Offers Training for Rapid Responders to Novel Disease Outbreaks
US - The Swine Health Information Center has launched a new training programme for members of its Rapid Response Corps, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 September 2017
Study Finds Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
15 September 2017
FAO Praises High Quality of Belarus' Dairy, Meat Products
BELARUS - Belarusian dairy and meat products are of high quality, Raimund Jehle, FAO Regional Strategic Programmes Coordinator for Europe and Central Asia, told the media on 14 September....
07 September 2017
ASF Outbreak in Ukrainian Farms Kills Pigs
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 at a farm in Poltava....
28 August 2017
Tonisity Px Feeds Pig's Intestine to Reduce Pre-weaning Mortality
ANALYSIS - Tonisity Px is the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. From Day 2, Tonisity Px helps pigs cope with stress, decreases pre-weaning mortality, increases weaning weights and improves gut health....
Pork Likely to be Linked to Hepatitis E in UK
UK - Pork products sold in a leading supermarket may have infected people in the United Kingdom with a form of hepatitis, according to a study by Public Health England....
25 August 2017
China Not on First List of McDonald's Antibiotics Cut
CHINA - Chinese diners may have to wait until 2027 to enjoy nuggets free of a certain antibiotics at McDonald's as the country is not among the markets where the chemical will be banned before that....
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...
22 August 2017
White House Announces Argentina to Open to US Pork; More Details to Follow
US - Last week, the White House announced in a news release that the US and Argentina have reached an agreement that will allow US pork to be exported to Argentina for the first time since 1992....
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...
11 August 2017
PED Infected Premises 61 Confirmed in Manitoba
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed the first new case of PED in Manitoba in almost four weeks, reports Bruce Cochrane....
09 August 2017
Hygiene Check at Poultry Farms, Chicken Shops, Piggeries in Karnataka District
INDIA - A committee led by district surveillance officer will survey poultry farms, chicken shops and piggeries in Dakshina Kannada, a coastal district in the state of Karnataka....
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....
Russia Limits Live Pigs, Pork Imports from Romania
RUSSIA - The Sanitary-Veterinary Authority from Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced this Wednesday that starting 2 August, it introduced temporary restrictions regarding live pigs and pork imports from...
03 August 2017
Manitoba Pork Confident PED can be Eradicated
CANADA - The Chair of Manitoba Pork says, eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the province will be a challenge but he's confident it can happen, according to Bruce Cochrane....
01 August 2017
Manitoba Works to Eliminate New More Virulent Strain of PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says the will is there to eliminate a new more virulent strain of PRRS, Bruce Cochrane reports....
31 July 2017
Two Weeks with No New PED Cases in Manitoba Cause for Optimism
CANADA - New tools being used in Manitoba appear to be helping bring the spread of PED in the province under control, Bruce Cochrane reports....
CDC Reports 11 H3N2v Flu Cases Linked to Ohio Fair
US - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday (28 July) reported 11 variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza infections in Ohio residents who were exposed to pigs at a fair the week before...
28 July 2017
Manitoba Swine Vets Apply PED Strategies to Address PRRS
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians says swine veterinarian in Manitoba have stepped up their focus on addressing a new more virulent strain of Porcine Reproductive...
25 July 2017
Manitoba PED Outbreak Appears on the Decline
CANADA - The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout swine operations in southeastern Manitoba since the end of April appears to be on the decline, reports Bruce Cochrane....
ARC and E Approach Proving Effective in Dealing with PED
CANADA - A programme originally set up in Ontario to combat Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome has been has been extremely effective in dealing with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, writes Bruce Cochrane....
24 July 2017
Two PRRS Outbreaks in Uruguay Pig Farms
URUGUAY - The country's veterinary authorities have reported two outbreaks of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at two pig farms, one based in Salto and the other in Canelones....
21 July 2017
Improved Trailer Design Offers Improved Animal Welfare, Faster Loading & Easier Disinfection
CANADA - A Research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says improved swine transport trailer designs offer improved animal welfare, faster loading and unloading and easier cleaning and disinfection,...
Uzbekistan Reopens to US Pork
UZBEKISTAN - Fresh/frozen US pork has been added to the eligible products list for Uzbekistan, with an effective date of 1 January 2017....
17 July 2017
Biosecurity Key to Gaining Control of Manitoba PED Outbreak
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says biosecurity remains the key to gaining control of a surge of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea cases in Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane reports....
Raw Pork Main Cause of Hepatitis E Infection in EU, EFSA Reports
EU - Last week, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said that consumption of raw or undercooked pork meat and liver is the most common cause of hepatitis E infection in the European Union (EU)....
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....
Identifying, Assessing Risks of Food Contaminants as Early as Possible
GERMANY - Dioxins, mineral oils, perfluorinated substances - not only do people not obtain important nutrients with their food, they also ingest undesirable substances which can affect health when taken...
 
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