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Pig Industry News: Switzerland

12 March 2018
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Injection syringes – your reliable choice
The Swiss made Socorex® self-refilling syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system are designed for serial precision animal injections. ...
01 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Switzerland New Virus Transmission Route Discovered in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus causes serious inflammation of the brain in people and fertility problems in pigs. Mosquitoes were previously the only known transmission route. However,...
18 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Switzerland New Company Setting Good Example in Food Waste Battle
SWITZERLAND - A new start-up company in Switzerland is leading the way on helping to reduce our food waste, writes Lucy Towers....
15 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Safer, Cleaner Method to Test Swine Carcasses for Trichinella
SWITZERLAND - Abattoirs and meat packers have a cleaner, safer way to test swine carcasses for potentially dangerous Trichinella at meat inspection – new PrioCHECK™ Trichinella AAD from Thermo Fisher...
02 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
01 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Switzerland PRRS Virus Found at Another Swiss Pig Farm
SWITZERLAND - Pigs at a farm in Altdorf have tested positive for the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus. ...
11 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Switzerland Reports More PRRS in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - Surveillance samples from a pig farm in canton Neuchatel have tested positive for the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus in mid-February....
10 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Switzerland PRRS Virus Reported in Pigs in Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss veterinary authorities have reported a subclinical infection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at a closed farm with breeding and fattening unit in the canton...
09 December 2013
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Study Shows Eating Bacon Increases Longevity
SWITZERLAND - A study conducted by researchers at ETH Zurich has concluded that the high levels of vitamin B3 (known as niacin) in this meat could help you live longer. ...
29 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Call for Sustainable Solutions to Feed the World
SWITZERLAND - FEI President HRH Princess Haya and Goodwill Ambassador to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has called for sustainable solutions to feed the world's growing population....
26 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Muslims Shocked by Pork in Swiss Kebabs
SWITZERLAND - A laboratory has discovered traces of pork in seven out of 20 tests carried out on kebabs sold in various cities, according to shocked local Muslim authorities....
07 December 2012
Pig Industry News from Switzerland OIE: PRRS Outbreaks Reported in Swiss Farms
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss veterinary authorities have reported three outbreaks of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), also commonly known as blue ear disease, affecting piglet producer...
20 February 2012
Pig Industry News from Switzerland CSHB Swine Worker Immunization Pilot Project
SWITZERLAND - The findings of a Canadian Swine Health Board pilot project, designed to increase the rate of immunization among swine barn workers against season flu, will be discussed next week in Davos,...
19 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Pneumonia Causes Slaughter of 1,000 Pigs
SWITZERLAND - More than 1,000 pigs in the canton of Lucerne will face slaughter after being diagnosed with a respiratory disease that can lead to pneumonia. ...
03 December 2010
Pig Industry News from Switzerland USGC Team Promotes Sorghum, DDGS at Conference
SWITZERLAND - The US Grains Council built on its long-standing presence at the Global Grains Conference to promote US sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to almost 900 grain traders...
07 September 2010
Pig Industry News from Switzerland No More Meat in Swiss Swill
SWITZERLAND - In line with EU law, the Swiss have introduced a ban on feeding meat scraps to pigs fed kitchen waste. ...
31 December 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Immune Response Study to Help PCV2 Control
SWITZERLAND - Scientists have studied the influence of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) on lymphocytes in weaned pigs that do not show clinical symptoms. This knowledge will help in the further study of...
23 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland WTO Establishes Panel to Consider COOL Dispute
SWITZERLAND - At its meeting on 19 November 2009, the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) established a single panel to examine complaints by Canada (DS384) and Mexico (DS386)...
20 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland WTO Investigates Poultry, Livestock Complaints
SWITZERLAND - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has started its enquiry into the European Union ban on importing poultry meat from the US, and American labelling rules for cattle and pigs from Canada...
13 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland DSM Introduces Next Step in Phytase Evolution
SWITZERLAND - A new, enhanced and efficacious DSM-Novozymes phytase is to hit the European market this autumn....
28 October 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Switzerland Reports Third Case of Brucellosis in Pigs
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss veterinary authorities have reported a further case of brucellosis in pigs to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
23 July 2009
Pig Industry News from Switzerland PCR Assay Detects Brucellosis in Wild Boar
SWITZERLAND - A real-time PCR assay was a specific and sensitive tool for the detection of Brucella spp. infections in wild boars, according to new research published by Vladimira Hinic of the National...
02 September 2008
Pig Industry News from Switzerland First European Launch for Boar Taint Vaccine
SWITZERLAND - Swiss pig farmers are the first in Europe to use a vaccine to prevent boar taint. ...
11 July 2007
Pig Industry News from Switzerland Highly Sensitive Test for Trichinellosis in Pigs now available
ZURICH - Prionics, a world leader in farm animal diagnostics, has introduced a highly sensitive and specific test for the detection of Trichinella spp. in pigs. The disease, among the most significant...

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