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22 June 2006
Pig Industry News from United States Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) update from U.S.
US - A preconference workshop focused on Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) was held at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo....
16 June 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Vaccine Sought For Pig-Wasting Disease
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists hope to be closer to finding a vaccine for the pig-wasting disease that struck Mid-Canterbury piggeries two months ago. ...
11 June 2006
Pig Industry News from United States New virus threatens hog profits
IOWA - A newly activated virus sweeping through hog country is the wild card for continued pork profits, according to a veteran hog industry analyst. ...
08 June 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Pig farmers tighten stock movement because of PMWS
NEW ZEALAND - Pig farmers have become a lot more focused on biosecurity as they learn to live with the pig wasting disease PMWS, which has infected herds in the South Island as well as several farms in...
26 April 2006
Pig Industry News from European Union New Ileitis vaccine produces dramatic performance lift, helps PMWS
EU - In just four months, the use of a vaccine to control ileitis in a 550-sow herd has increased piglets’ average daily weight gain by 35%, cut mortality by more than 60% and improved the uniformity...
13 April 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Cause Of Pig Disease Still Unknown
NEW ZEALAND - Animal health researchers at Massey University are hoping to unravel the mystery of what causes the pig disease, PMWS, which has struck pig herds in the North and South Island. ...
04 April 2006
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trials Show New Vaccine Will Protect Against PMWS
UK - When available in Britain, Merial’s PCV2 vaccine Circovac will be administered to sows and gilts, which will then pass on protection to their offspring. ...
03 April 2006
Pig Industry News from United States Pig Mortality From PCV-2 Virus Bears Watching
US - A recent increase in mortality in growing and finishing pigs associated with porcine circovirus type 2 infections has prompted veterinarians to urge pork producers to be on the alert for the possibility...
Pig Industry News from Canada Good Management Best Defense Against PMWS
CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 2104. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork....
01 April 2006
Pig Industry News from Canada New Weapons Now Available for the War Against Circovirus Type 2 (PMWS)
CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 2103. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork. ...
31 March 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Urgent Biosecurity Measures Called For In New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The Chairman of the New Zealand Pork Industry Board, Chris Trengrove, is urging pork producers to apply stringent biosecurity measures on their farms to help prevent the spread of PMWS (Post-Weaning...
30 March 2006
Pig Industry News from Canada Wasting disease takes toll on Canada pork industry
CANADA - A chronic illness that is killing hogs in Eastern Canada is taking a heavy toll on pork producers, Canadian Pork Council president Clare Schlegel said on Tuesday....
Pig Industry News from New Zealand MAF Seeks Animal Disease-Causing Organisms
NEW ZEALAND - Agricultural officials will today asked an environmental regulator for wide-ranging generic approval to import ``bacteria'' involved in animal disease. The broad application includes bacteria...
28 March 2006
Pig Industry News from Canada New Vaccine Offers Protection Against PMWS
CANADA - Farm-Scape: Episode 2099. Farm-Scape is a Wonderworks Canada production and is distributed courtesy of Manitoba Pork Council and Sask Pork....
27 March 2006
Pig Industry News from Canada Virulent pig bug slashing hog herds
ONTARIO - A virulent new strain of a common pig virus is wreaking havoc on Ontario hog herds. Tens of thousands of hogs have been removed from farms by deadstock companies this winter and last year....
26 March 2006
Pig Industry News from Canada Fork out money, hog farmers say
OTTAWA - Much to the relief of local farmers, a virulent new strain of a common pig virus that's wreaked havoc on southwestern Ontario and Quebec hog farms has yet to hit the Ottawa area. The virus...
23 March 2006
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Checkoff Advises Producer Caution Over PMWS
US - A new strain of Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) could be headed to the United States. PMWS is a disease that affects pigs four to six weeks after they move into the grow-to-finish...
17 March 2006
Pig Industry News from United States PMWS research second of Pork Checkoff swine health research priorities in 2006
US - Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome, or PMWS, research is near the top of the Pork Checkoff’s list of funding priorities in the area of swine health in 2006....
Pig Industry News from New Zealand PMWS Hits Hard
NEW ZEALAND - Tim Cronshaw looks at what an outbreak of weaner- wasting syndrome means for Canterbury pig farmers. Waitangi Day weekend will go down in the memory of West Melton pig farmer Chris Trengrove...
13 March 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Meeting on pig wasting disease
NEW ZEALAND - The Pork Industry Board will meet with Canterbury pig farmers this week, to discuss how they can protect themselves against an outbreak of pig wasting disease. Canterbury had previously...
10 March 2006
Pig Industry News from United States PMWS research second of Pork Checkoff swine health research priorities in 2006
US - Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome, or PMWS, research is near the top of the Pork Checkoff’s list of funding priorities in the area of swine health in 2006....
08 March 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand PMWS Believed Killing Piglets in New Zealand: Professor
NEW ZEALAND - An animal health expert investigating a mystery disease outbreak among pigs in southern New Zealand said Wednesday the disease is "almost certainly" a viral infection that can kill...
07 March 2006
Pig Industry News from New Zealand PMWS Possibility in South Island
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Pork Industry Board is investigating the cause of a series of pig health problems on a cluster of farms Central Canterbury....
06 March 2006
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Increase in Finisher Mortality
UK - A quick email survey of pig vet specialists suggests that finisher mortality rates have increased this winter and in particular the number of sudden deaths in otherwise “good” pigs. ...
24 February 2006
Agriculture minister says Quebec and Ontario monitoring serious pig disease
CANADA - The new federal agriculture minister is concerned about a "serious" illness which has killed hundreds of thousands of pigs in Quebec and has also shown up in Ontario. Chuck Strahl...
15 February 2006
Just as progress is being made on PRRS, another “mystery” disease surfaces.
US - The newest “mystery disease” is PMWS, or postweaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome. It shares many features with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS):...
08 February 2006
Higher incidence of hog circovirus raises concerns in US
US - There have been increased concerns recently about reports of higher incidence of the swine disease postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome, commonly known as PMWS, caused by a circovirus, in the...
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PMWS and PDNS in the UK
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on PMWS and PDNS from October to December 2005....
04 January 2006
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PMWS and PDNS in the UK
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on PMWS and PDNS from July - September 2005...
Danish pig shipments pose PRRS theat to high-health Swedish herd
UK - PMWS and PRRS now represent a significant threat to Swedish pig production....
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