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21 October 2018
Bait stations improve rodent control
The use of bait stations improves the effectiveness of any rodent control program. ...
19 October 2018
Changing the Chinese pork sector disease status
The Veterinary Counsel, along with the Canadian Pork Council, suggest that the entire global pork sector has a vested interest in improving the health status of the Chinese swine herd and creating a biosecurity...
17 October 2018
Where is African swine fever now?
What is the current status of ASF around the world, and what are both infected and non-infected regions doing to stop its spread?...
15 October 2018
African swine fever hits China farm with 20,000 pigs as risks rise
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new African swine fever case on a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs on Monday, the largest farm yet to report the highly contagious disease in the world’s top pork producer...
12 October 2018
ATP bioluminescence used to assess trailer cleanliness
Prairie Swine Centre research publishes a new study documenting the successful use of ATP bioluminescence in efficiently testing trailer hygiene...
African swine fever moves westwards in Europe
What can pet pig keepers, smallholders, and commercial pig producers do to prevent disease reaching our pigs in the UK?...
11 October 2018
Holding time for feedstuffs may reduce swine disease risk
A new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms...
08 October 2018
RUMA confirms it does not support ‘antibiotic-free’ product labelling
RUMA is re-stating its position that while it welcomes efforts to minimise antibiotic use through improved health and welfare, it does not support the use of “Antibiotic-free”, “Reared without antibiotics”...
Hundreds of pig carcasses destroyed after "dangerous" hygiene failings at UK meat plant
Hundreds of pig carcasses had to be destroyed after American officials discovered worrying hygiene failings at UK meat plants, the Bureau of Investigative Journalists can reveal...
Belgium finds African swine fever in military camp
Belgian authorities document 29 cases of ASF and discover dead boar in military camp. Was ASF introduced to Belgium by soldiers?...
02 October 2018
Locking out PDCOV requires attention to biosecurity detail
Porcine delta coronavirus (PDCOV) may not be as devastating as its relative, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV), but the negative impact on production is motivation enough to work to lock it out of...
26 September 2018
African swine fever: how to stay one step ahead
EFSA’s new practical guide on African swine fever: what it is and how to protect domestic pigs from infection...
25 September 2018
What’s the story on Belgium’s African swine fever outbreak?
The first case of African swine fever (ASF) in Western Europe was confirmed in Belgium in early September, but how has the outbreak progressed since?...
24 September 2018
APRIL appoints first CEO and Chief Scientist
John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL)...
US pigs still receiving critical antibiotics despite superbug crisis
Antibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in “unacceptable” quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year intended to curb their use and combat the spread of...
Does ASF pose a threat to pork markets worldwide?
With 22 cases of African swine fever confirmed in China this month, it is no surprise that key trading partners are voicing their concerns over the direction of pork and feed markets...
20 September 2018
CID Lines joins forces with Meratech in Russia, affirming its leading position in the hygiene chemicals sector
CID Lines, the leading Belgium-based manufacturer of cleaning and disinfection products for the agricultural, food processing and vehicle care markets, have announced the closing of its agreement with...
18 September 2018
How do the new rodenticide rules affect you?
Tougher rodenticide rules have been introduced for UK farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers on permanent baiting...
17 September 2018
International competition seeks breakthrough solutions for Brucellosis
Historic evidence of Brucellosis and its continued threat to livestock in the developing world has prompted the US $30m Brucellosis Vaccine Prize competition ...
“At The Meeting” highlights potential impacts of African swine fever
In a special edition of "At the Meeting", experts are consulted about the spread of African swine fever, what makes it such a challenging virus to control and how countries are successfully reducing its...
Penang pig farmers held accountable for pollution scare
Malaysian government has warned local pig production units that action is being taken against those that continue to discharge untreated pig waste into the sea...
14 September 2018
Pig pest reaches the West: African swine fever confirmed in Belgium
European authorities are on high alert and emergency measures implemented as African swine fever (ASF) has been identified in wild boar in the Belgian province of Luxembourg...
13 September 2018
What do we know about Classical swine fever's return to Japan?
For the first time in 26 years, Classical swine fever or 'hog cholera' has been identified on a farm in Gifu city, Japan...
12 September 2018
China catapulted into chaos as 15th ASF case is identified
On the evening of 10 September 2018, China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center confirmed a new case of African swine fever (ASF), which was identified in Tongling City, Anhui Province. Up to now, Anhui...
10 September 2018
Multi-national study shows health and safety is top priority for pork consumers
A choice experiment investigated the role of production characteristics in consumer choice of pork. Results indicate possibilities for product positioning based on health and safety...
Steps to contain PED expected to help protect against African swine fever
The Manager of Swine Health Programs with Manitoba Pork says efforts to deal with PED will be helpful in reducing the risks posed by African swine fever...
06 September 2018
A matter of DNA: tests find some meat products are not from the animals on the label
Figures released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in response to a Freedom of Information request show that spot checks are finding four cases a week in which meat is being sold illegally under false...
05 September 2018
With ASF moving fast, what questions should you should be asking your feed supplier?
The National Pork Board, along with the NPPC, AASV, SHIC, and USDA are working together to protect the US swine herd by investigating the role of feed in the movement of African swine fever ...
03 September 2018
Sixth case of ASF brings cull count to 38,000 in China
While authorities battle to control the catastrophic outbreak of African swine fever in China, more cases of the disease emerge and add to the rising death toll of pigs...
29 August 2018
ASF outbreak threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries
FAO urges regional collaboration, including stronger monitoring and preparedness measures, in order to prevent the spread of ASF to other Asian countries...
 
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