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22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
21 November 2017
Treating wastewater: Microbial Fuel Cells
‘One of the greatest threats to the environment today is wastewater left over from production activities’: One university in Okinawa, Japan, is exploring the use of microbial fuel cells in helping...
17 November 2017
U.S. pig farmers continue focus on antibiotic stewardship
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased...
16 November 2017
Bristol Vet School: revolutionising antimicrobial use on farms
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way to inspire and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms and in veterinary prescribing practices....
14 November 2017
'Clock is ticking on Brexit'
Agribusiness 2018 saw Industry leaders calling for urgent government action to deliver against Brexit commitments if the agricultural industry is to succeed post-Brexit. ...
09 November 2017
WHO guidelines on antimicrobials spark debate
This week the World Health Organisation (WHO) released new guidelines on antimicrobial use on farms and within the food industry, inciting polar responses from veterinary and agricultural departments across...
08 November 2017
European vets call on Brexit negotiators to secure animal welfare, surveillance and medicines
Brexit negotiators must not jeopardise current high levels of animal health, animal welfare, environmental protection and public health across Europe, says the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE)...
02 November 2017
Slash antibiotic use with a holistic approach
ABC advocates holistic approach to antibiotic use: pig farmers concerned with reducing antibiotic use could learn from practises used in the poultry industry to promote herd health....
27 October 2017
New EU Commission initiative for animal welfare
On Friday 20th October 2017, the 66th European Livestock and Meat Trades Union (UECBV) AGM took place in Bucharest, Romania, where major topics concerning animal welfare, environmental policy, competitiveness,...
EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners
Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest....
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....
NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
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...
17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane...
10 October 2017
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....
09 October 2017
Direct Animal Movement Primary Cause of Spread of PED
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba Chief Veterinarian says the greatest risk factor for the spread of PED has been direct animal movement, Bruce Cochrane writes....
HCM City Set to Ban Pork Without Clear Origins
VIET NAM - Pork without identification rings to trace their origin will be banned from HCMC City’s Binh Dien and Hoc Mon wholesale markets from 16 October, according to the city People’s Committee....
06 October 2017
PED Infected Swine Operations Moving Toward Presumptive Negative Status
CANADA - Manitoba Agriculture reports just over 40 per cent of the swine operations infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea since the end of April are now shipping PED negative pigs, writes Bruce Cochrane....
05 October 2017
IFA Says New Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously...
IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
02 October 2017
Risk of Transmission of Livestock-associated MRSA to Non-farm Dwellers Negligible
US - At a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 per cent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure....
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to...
Maryland Reports More H3N2v Flu Cases
US - In an ongoing spike in variant H3N2 (H3N2v) influenza cases linked to Maryland county fairs, state health officials reported 12 more presumed or confirmed cases on Friday, as the US Centers for Disease...
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. ...
Heightened Biosecurity-expanded Communication Key to Managing PED
CANADA - Heightened biosecurity and expanded open communication have proven key to managing the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea outbreak that has spread throughout southeastern and central Manitoba, Bruce Cochrane...
Rapid Response Corps to Speed Up Reaction of Emerging Diseases
US - The Executive Director of the Swine health Information Center says the creation of a Rapid Response Corps will speed up the response to emerging diseases that pose a threat to the US swine herd, according...
25 September 2017
Canadian Meat Industry Notes Entry into Force of CETA
CANADA - While still awaiting the resolution of critical technical barriers, Canada’s meat packing and processing industry noted the provisional entry into force, effective 21 September 2017, of the...
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive...
22 September 2017
Maintaining Mental Health Key to Coping with PED
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says it's important for swine barn workers dealing with the stresses of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea to focus on maintaining their...
 
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