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04 July 2013
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Deadly Strain Poses PMWS-type Threat to British Pig Farms
UK - If the new acute strains of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus spread to Britain they will have an impact every bit as bad as PMWS — which has contributed to halving the national herd over the...
14 June 2013
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Circovac Can Protect Piglets Up to 21 Weeks
UK - CIRCOVAC® could provide protection for piglets against PCV2 up to the age of 21 weeks, according to new research revealed recently at the AASV (American Association of Swine Veterinarians) Congress....
12 June 2013
Pig Industry News from United States AHVLA: PCV2-associated Disease on Newly-established Unit
UK - Intestinal torsion on an outdoor unit, outbreaks of Glässers disease in the early post-weaning period and porcine circovirus-2-associated disease on a newly-established unit have been noted in the...
17 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Spain Research Project on Porcine Circovirus Awarded
SPAIN - A project on porcine circovirus by Dr Marina Sibila and Dr Segalés was awarded at the 6th edition of the European PCV2 Research Award sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim....
09 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Spain New Diagnostic Method Detects Five Pig Viruses in One Run
SPAIN - Researchers of CReSA and the Centro Nacional de Sanidad Agropecuria (CENSA) have developed a real-time PCR system for the detection and differentiation of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2), pseudorabies...
06 May 2013
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results
US - Zoetis, formerly the animal health business of Pfizer Inc., has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. ...
29 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Hungary Merial Forum Reports on the Wide Range of Factors Affecting Swine Reproduction
HUNGARY - Improving the performance of swine reproduction requires attention to a wide range of health, genetics, nutrition and management factors, according to speakers at the fifth Merial Swine Forum,...
09 April 2013
Pig Industry News from China Pig Carcasses Found in Hunan River
CHINA - Scores of dead pigs have been retrieved from a Central China waterway, just weeks after thousands were discovered in Shanghai's Huangpu River....
05 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Canada CSHB Initiatives Demonstrate Value of Investment in Preventive Medicine
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Swine Health Board says the Canadian pork industry's experience with porcine circovirus has demonstrated the value of investments in preventive medicine, Bruce Cochrane...
27 March 2013
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Wasting Syndrome Costs Farmers Millions
UK - Stark new figures show that a common pig virus - post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) - present on 99 per cent of pig farms has major economic implications for individual farmers and...
19 March 2013
Pig Industry News from Germany One Billion Pigs Vaccinated with Ingelvac CircoFLEX
GERMANY - Veterinarians and farmers across the globe have reached the landmark of protecting one billion pigs from the potentially devastating effects of Porcine Circovirus Disease (PCVD) using Ingelvac...
Pig Industry News from Germany Boehringer Ingelheim Sponsors PCV2 Research Projects
GERMANY - Since 2007, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has funded independent European research projects related to Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) infection and associated diseases. ...
12 March 2013
Pig Industry News from China Probe Launched into Dead Pigs Found in River
CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has launched an urgent investigation into the deaths of more than 3,000 pigs whose carcasses ended up in East China's Huangpu River....
11 March 2013
Pig Industry News from China Pig Virus Causing PCV Detected in Shanghai River Water
CHINA - A pig virus has been found in a water sample of a river where 1,200 dead pigs had been fished out, Shanghai authorities said....
25 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Canada CSHB Optimistic Mandate Will Continue Beyond March
CANADA - The Canadian Swine Health Board is optimistic the effort to reduce the risk of disease impacting Canada's swine herd will receive the funding necessary to allow it to continue....
06 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Canada Sub-Clinical Porcine Circovirus Impacts Productivity
CANADA - The global technical director with Merck Animal Health says, while vaccines have virtually eliminated death losses from Circovirus, the virus may still be causing productivity losses at sub-clinical...
31 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Global New Bottle Simplifies MycoFLEX, CircoFLEX Mixing
EU - Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the European approval for its latest innovation in Animal Health: the MycoFLEX Headspace bottle, a simple and practical way to mix the two pig vaccines Ingelvac...
17 October 2012
Pig Industry News from Global New Circovac Pack Size Now Available
GLOBAL - Merial Animal Health has launched a new pack size of its successful Circovac PCV2 vaccine for sows and piglets. ...
22 August 2012
Pig Industry News from Global Swine Infection Screening Using Oral Fluids
GLOBAL - Large numbers of pigs could be screened more quickly and cost-effectively for a range of common pathogens, such as PRRSV, SIV and PCV2, thanks to a new PCR-based test system developed in the US....
17 August 2012
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Osteochondrosis, APP Feature in AHVLA June Report
The AHVLA Surveillance Monthly Report for June 2012 states that osteochondrosis is manifesting at weaning in young sows and erysipelas is causing sudden deaths in gilt litters. There have also been several...
18 July 2012
Pig Industry News from Germany Swine Influenza, Circovirus Disease at Heart of Debate
GERMANY - Between 30 May and 1 June, over 230 swine pathology experts, veterinarians, and researcher from over 28 countries of Europe and South Africa, participated in Merial’s 4th Swine Forum in Berlin;...
27 June 2012
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA: Gastric Ulcers with Fatal Haemorrhage
UK - Gastric ulcers with fatal haemorrhage in farrowing sows were observed in the latest AHVLA Scanning Surveillance Report for April 2012....
12 March 2012
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Strep Suis Type 2 Keeps Mortality High
UK - In the latest AHVLA Scanning Surveillance Report, Streptococcus suis type 2 remains a prominent cause of pig mortality and hypoglycaemia....
21 October 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom AHVLA Scanning Surveillance Report - August 2011
UK - Weight loss and diarrhoea was reported in a group of eleven 12- to 14-week-old pigs in a rare breed herd, which was suggestive of PCV2-associated disease....
08 July 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Why Some Farms Develop PMWS
UK - New research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, published today, has identified the factors that make some farms more likely to develop an economically devastating...
04 April 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS BPEX Commentary – March 2011
UK - Over the last ten years, post weaning and feeding herd mortality became a major concern of loss in association with Porcine Circovirus Type II, according to BPEX's monthly NADIS commentary for March...
01 April 2011
Pig Industry News from China More Pigs, More Feed Grain Demand in China
CHINA - Long involved in promoting swine health in China, the US Grains Council’s latest technical training programme is helping Chinese swine producers improve the diagnosis and control of common swine...
24 March 2011
Pig Industry News from New Zealand Devastating PMWS Continues to Spread
NEW ZEALAND - A devastating pig disease which broke out in the North Island in 2003 and crossed to the South Island in 2006 is still spreading, farmers say....
18 February 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom VLA: Proliferative and Necrotising Pneumonia
UK - Proliferative and necrotising pneumonia has been observed in 10 week old growing pigs, according to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Monthly Scanning Surveillance Report for December 2010....
17 February 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom VLA: Respiratory Problems Cause Losses
UK - Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Glasser's disease and PCV/PRRS caused respiratory symptoms and losses on pig units, according to the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Monthly Scanning Surveillance...
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