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17 January 2019
Australian biosecurity authorities detect ASF in seized food
Australia’s biosecurity authorities have detected African swine fever (ASF) at its international border banned pork products, a disease that has proven devastating for the pork industry across China...
Swine fever fears as dead pig found on HK beach
A dead pig was discovered on a Hong Kong beach this morning, at a time when hundreds of thousands of pigs on the mainland have been culled due to a widespread African swine fever outbreak....
16 January 2019
Alberta PED outbreak remains contained to one
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reports that the Porcine epidemic diarrhoea outbreak in the province remains isolated to one farm....
15 January 2019
African swine fever death toll exceeds 900,000 pigs in China
China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever in the country, the agriculture ministry said today (15 January 2019), as the disease continues to spread to new regions...
14 January 2019
Raw pork seized from Chinese vessel off Cimei
Coast guard personnel during the weekend confiscated raw pork from a Chinese ship in the nation’s contiguous zone near Penghu County, officials said....
Pork sector calls for more detector dogs at border points
The Canadian pork sector is encouraging Canadian Border Services to get more detector dogs and to provide more information to travelers about the risks of bringing meat into the country....
10 January 2019
Alberta focusing on containment following first ever PED outbreak
CANADA - The General Manager of Alberta Pork says the focus right now is containment after the first hog operation in the province was infected with PED...
Controversial wild boar cull planned in Poland
POLAND - A controversial cull of 200,000 wild boars was recently announced by Polish officials...
09 January 2019
Biosecurity and animal health: Priorities for 2019
CANADA - The Chair of the Canadian Pork Council says, as concerns related to animal health escalate in the face of new disease threats, biosecurity will be job one within Canada's pork sector in 2019...
08 January 2019
Biosecurity key amid heightened ASF risk
CANADA - As the risk of exposing the North American swine herd to a foreign animal disease increases, heightened biosecurity is critical, said Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre...
04 January 2019
China warns pig trade against African swine fever cover-ups as Taiwan concerns grow
CHINA (Reuters) - China has warned the country's pork industry that covering up cases of African swine fever is a crime, days after a dead pig was found on a Taiwanese beach prompting Taipei to claim Beijing...
02 January 2019
Malaysia widens ban on pork products
MALAYSIA - Malaysia is stepping up its enforcement to prevent the African swine fever (ASF) virus from spreading to the nation following its outbreak in other countries with the Year of the Pig approaching...
Travellers carrying pork may be barred from Taiwan
New regulations could deny border entry to foreigners found illegally carrying meat products, Taiwan's Council of Agriculture Deputy Minister Lee Tui-chih said last week....
18 December 2018
How to catch a disease outbreak early
What can you do to aid in early detection of disease on your farm? Daniel Linhares, assistant professor at Iowa State University, shares three steps pig producers can take to improve their odds of catching...
New MLCSL owner proposes independent scrutiny of carcass classification
The new owner of carcass classification body MLCSL has pledged that consistency, transparency and independence will be safeguarded through the formation of a new, industry-led and independent scrutiny...
Backyard pig producers and feral pigs represent ASF risk for Canada
A member of the Swine Health Ontario leadership team says backyard swine producers and feral wild pigs represent weak points in the defence against an incursion of African swine fever into Canada....
Active improvement of biosecurity could provide alternative to antibiotics in pig herds
One study in Germany has shown a distinct relationship between antimicrobial usage, biosecurity measures and farm performance in farrow-to-finish farms....
11 December 2018
Could swine fever be dwelling in your holiday souvenirs?
Be sensible with your holiday souvenirs. If you are visiting an ASF-infected region this Christmas, be mindful of any food items that you plan to bring back....
New ASF outbreaks in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in the northern province of Shaanxi and southern province of Guizhou....
06 December 2018
New ASF cases reported in China
China has confirmed new outbreaks of African swine fever in three regions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs report....
05 December 2018
Chinese official reports ASF is under control
African swine fever outbreaks are generally under control in China as prevention and control measures have been effective reports senior agricultural official...
03 December 2018
North American PRRS Symposium: 25 years of lessons learned
Dr. Mike Roof, executive director of swine R&D with Boehringer Ingelheim, delivered the keynote address to attendees of the North American PRRS Symposium on Sunday in Chicago, addressing 25 years of PRRS...
Swine dysentery outbreak in Norfolk
An outbreak of swine dysentery has been confirmed in Norfolk...
Farming Minister outlines government ASF preparations
Farming Minister George Eustice has outlined the steps the Government is taking to try and keep African swine fever out of the country. ...
30 November 2018
EFSA highlights latest developments on African swine fever in Europe
EFSA has published an update on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe...
29 November 2018
Chinese pig farm reports foot-and-mouth outbreak
Foot-and-mouth outbreaks have been confirmed on two pig farms in Guangdong, China...
28 November 2018
ADM shines a light on its additive portfolio at EuroTier
The Pig Site spoke to Andrew Carlson, vice president of global feed additives and ingredients, ADM, at the ever-growing trade show in Hanover. ...
26 November 2018
Ag Ministry says ASF won't become epidemic
China has confirmed 74 outbreaks of African swine fever in 20 provincial areas, but the deadly pig virus, which is not harmful to people, won't break out into regional epidemics according to the Ministry...
Xiamen Airlines puts pork back on the menu after swine fever 'misunderstanding'
China's Xiamen Airlines has reversed a short-lived ban and resumed serving pork on flights after a "misunderstanding" about the measures being taken to tackle African swine fever, the deadly disease sweeping...
23 November 2018
China reports new African swine fever case
China has confirmed a new outbreak of African swine fever, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said Friday.   ...
 
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