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17 September 2004
PMWS and PDNS in the UK
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on PMWS and PDNS from April - June 2004 ...
19 August 2004
NZ Pig PMWS disease scare over
NEW ZEALAND - Taranaki has been officially cleared of the pig disease post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS). ...
20 July 2004
Is our PMWS research looking at the wrong bug?
UK - Epidemiological studies in Britain to try and understand the PMWS/PDNS pattern of spread, and risk factors, have been hampered by the paucity of farms that are free of disease....
08 July 2004
Pig disease spread may not be as bad as first thought
NEW ZEALAND - The incidence of the outbreak of post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) in New Zealand piggeries may not be as bad as first thought. ...
26 May 2004
New PMWS study
UK - The true proportion of farms with PMWS is being estimated in a new on-farm study that identifies links between current management practices, serology and PMWS...
17 May 2004
CDC Watching for Next Worrisome Outbreak
ATLANTA - SARS. West Nile. HIV. Bird flu. Once-obscure and unknown diseases have caused some of the most worrisome outbreaks in recent years, and health officials can only guess what disease will strike...
12 May 2004
Farmers urge caution over strategy to curb PMWS
NEW ZEALAND - Pig farmers are urging pork industry bosses to think twice before trying an expensive and unproven strategy to combat a disease threatening the New Zealand pig farming industry. ...
05 May 2004
PMWS strikes 25 piggeries in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty-five piggeries between Whangarei and Taranaki have been confirmed or provisionally confirmed as having a serious pig disease. More than half of the farms with post-weaning multisystemic...
13 April 2004
PMWS mortality increases energy bills
UK - Even though it offers an 80 percent discount on the climate change levy, membership of the pig sector's climate change discount scheme has tumbled. ...
19 March 2004
Moves to protect the national piggery
AUSTRALIA - Australia's A$1 billion pork industry, under siege from rising imports, falling prices and quarantine fears, will join a Federal Government group to thrash out a plan to secure its future....
08 March 2004
Expert backs pork quarantine concerns
AUSTRALIA - An international animal health expert has backed pork producers' concerns about new quarantine standards for imported pig meat. The changes clear the way for up to 15 countries to export...
10 February 2004
New Zealand MP alleges PMWS-MBM link
NEW ZEALAND - An MP suggests a link between Post-Weaning Multi-System Wasting Disease and Meat and Bonemeal....
11 December 2003
Pig Disease Confirmed
NEW ZEALAND - Tests have confirmed pigs on three North Island farms are affected by post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome. ...
19 November 2003
Eradication of Pig Disease may not be Feasible
NEW ZEALAND - At this point, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), does not believe it is possible to eradicate post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS)....
01 November 2003
PMWS and PDNS latest news November 2003
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on PMWS and PDNS from July to September 2003...
16 October 2003
Group Looks at PMWS Control
UK - A recent meeting of the Northern Ireland Pig Discussion Group discussed PMWS (Pig Wasting Disease). The large crowd and active discussion at the meeting indicated how important pig producers in Northern...
15 October 2003
NZ pork problems may affect Oz trade
NEW ZEALAND - A new disease which has killed hundreds of piglets on a Waikato farm – and raised questions about half a dozen other piggeries which have had contact with it – may give Australia further...
14 October 2003
Provisional Confirmation of Pig Disease
NEW ZEALAND - A provisional diagnosis of Post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) has been made on a Waikato piggery which is under investigation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF)....
02 October 2003
PMWS Disease Investigation Underway
NEW ZEALAND - An exotic animal disease investigation is underway in a New Zealand piggery after weaner pigs failed to respond to veterinary treatment....
16 August 2003
PMWS investigation project starts
UK - A joint public and private sector project has been set up to investigate the factors involved in the development of PMWS....
01 August 2003
PMWS and PDNS latest news August 2003
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on PMWS and PDNS from April to June 2003...
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