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16 February 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom VLA: <em>Strep suis</em> Linked to Respiratory, Nervous Signs
UK - Streptococcus suis associated with respiratory and nervous disease in pigs is among the key items in the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Monthly Scanning Surveillance Report for October 2010. ...
11 January 2011
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PMWS, PDNS and PCVAD in the UK
UK - Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) Quarterly Surveillance report on porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PMWS, PDNS) from the second quarter of 2010. ...
05 November 2010
Pig Industry News from China PCV Vaccine Developed in Henan
CHINA - A vaccine against porcine circovirus (PCV) has been successfully developed in Henan Province. ...
29 October 2010
Pig Industry News from Canada PCVAD Experience Brings Industry and Govt Together
CANADA - An analysis of the impacts of Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease has shown the experience has taught stakeholders within the Canadian pork industry and Canada's public agencies to work together...
27 October 2010
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Severity Estimation Calculator for PMWS Developed
UK - Scientists at the Royal Veterinary College, contributing to a £11.5 million BBSRC-funded programme to tackle some of the most harmful and widespread endemic diseases that commonly affect farmed...
12 July 2010
Pig Industry News from European Union Researchers Cooperate on PCV2 Immunity
EU - T. Kekarainen of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and co-authors from across Europe have publised a paper in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology on immune responses and vaccine-induced...
06 July 2010
Pig Industry News from Denmark PCV2 Link to Follicular Dendritic Cells
DENMARK - One or more tissues of 60 per cent of the pigs were positive for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) antigen, and almost 78 per cent of pigs had some lymphoid lesions although these were not associated...
10 May 2010
Pig Industry News from France PCVD, Swine Influenza: Experiences Shared at Merial Event
FRANCE - Last month, Merial gathered 170 European swine veterinarians and experts for a two-day Forum to share their experiences about PCVD and swine influenza during scientific sessions but also more...
06 May 2010
Pig Industry News from Hungary Rodents Test Positive for PCV2
HUNGARY - On farms with a problem with Post-Weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS) and porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2), researchers have found a high proportion of the rats and mice positive for PCV2,...
06 April 2010
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Comparison of Terminal Sire Pig Genetics Available
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Historically, Landrace was one of the main terminal sire breeds of slaughter generation pigs in Northern Ireland. With the onset of PMWS (Post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome)...
31 March 2010
Pig Industry News from United States H1N1 Flu Virus Does Not Affect PCV2 Replication
US - The H1N1 swine influenza virus does not impact the replication of circovirus (PCV2) in pigs infected with both viruses, according to Purdue University researchers. ...
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...
21 September 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PCV2 Vaccines Perform Well
UK - Preliminary results suggest that PCV2 vaccines improve pig lifetime performance and shorten the time to slaughter. These are the initial findings of a controlled BPEX trial....
16 September 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PCV2 Vaccines Reduce Time to Slaughter
UK - PCV2 vaccines improve the lifetime performance of pigs and shorten time to slaughter, according to preliminary results from a BPEX trial. ...
25 August 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Trial for Comparison of Terminal Sire Genetics
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - With the onset of PMWS in Northern Ireland, Pietrain and Tempo genetics became popular choices of terminal sire. ...
10 June 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Veterinary Report & Forecast - May 2009
UK - This is a monthly report from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS), looking at the data collected from their UK farm inspections. ...
22 May 2009
Pig Industry News from France Study on Replication of Porcine Circoviruses
FRANCE - Porcine circoviruses (PCV) have been found to replicate in a way similar to plasmids and single-stranded viruses. Florence Faurez and colleagues at the French Food Safety Agency (Afssa) in Ploufragan...
20 April 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PRRS Continues to Cause Health Problems
UK - The Monthly Surveillance Report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) for February highlights PRRS, which was identified as a significant contributor to systemic disease on at least four occasions,...
09 April 2009
Pig Industry News from Canada Disease Programme Targets PCVAD
CANADA - Phase II of the swine herd health initiaitive is to provide 40 million Canadian dollars (CAD) in disease risk management for the pig industry, which will target porcine circovirus asscoaited disease...
01 April 2009
Pig Industry News from Canada Federal Swine Health Initiative Applauded
CANADA - The Canadian Swine Health Board is applauding a federal initiative to help the hog industry defend itself against disease, writes Bruce Cochrane....
31 March 2009
Pig Industry News from Canada Ottawa Commits Funding to Fight Swine Disease
CANADA - The federal government has unveiled phase two of national initiative to help pork producers combat disease and provide stability for Canada's swine sector, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Industry News from Canada Gov't Helps Farmers by Investing in Health of Hogs
CANADA - The Government of Canada is helping hog farmers by investing in an initiative to combat disease and provide stability for the sector....
10 February 2009
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Atypical Case of PCV2 Reported
UK - The December 2008 Monthly Disease Surveillance Report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency includes an unusual case of porcine circovirus disease (PCV2), which had affected the liver and caused...
30 December 2008
Pig Industry News from Malta Latest PCVD Group Meeting
MALTA - The ninth meeting of the Control of Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVDs): Towards Improved Food Quality and Safety Project Management Team (PMT) and PCVD Project Partners took place in Malta on...
12 December 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Pig Industry Fights Back
UK - Lower mortality and more pigs finished per sow per year have given the British pig industry a boost, but it still remains one of the highest cost producers according to the latest BPEX publication....
17 November 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Unique Pig Project a Huge Success
UK - A unique £1.5 million project involving national mass vaccination of pigs – something that has never been tried before in the UK – is proving a resounding success....
05 November 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Coccidiosis and PRRSV Reported
UK - The latest Monthly Surveillance Report from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) covering pigs during September 2008 includes coccidiosis, PRRSV, salt poisoning and possible cases of PDNS and...
25 September 2008
Pig Industry News from United States Proposals Invited on PCVAD
US - The National Pork Board is sending out a special call for proposals for PCVAD. The deadline for submissions is 5pm CDT on 30 September....
23 September 2008
Pig Industry News from Global Oral Vaccination against Porcine Circovirus?
GLOBAL - Wang and colleagues have published a paper in Journal of Virological Methods, which suggests that lactic acid bacteria could be the key to a new generation of vaccines. ...
15 August 2008
Pig Industry News from Global Porcine Circovirus Type 2 Can be Transmitted Orally
GLOBAL - T. Opriessnig and co-workers have published a paper showing that porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) in muscle and bone marrow is infectious and transmissible to naïve pigs by oral consumption....
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