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01 August 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast - July 2008
UK - The National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) is a veterinary based clinical reporting and surveillance system based upon veterinary surgeons on farm visits. As well as recording anecdotal...
31 July 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Million Piglets Vaccinated for PCV2
UK - More than a million piglets have been vaccinated as part of a BPEX research project into PCV2 in the UK....
21 July 2008
Pig Industry News from European Union PCV2 Genotype Definition Creates Opportunities
EU - The latest newsletter from 'The Control of Porcine Circovirus Diseases (PCVDs): Towards Improved Food Quality and Safety' has been published, updating on progress in a number of key areas of investigation...
18 July 2008
Pig Industry News from European Union Exciting Opportunities Created by PCV2 Genotype
EU - It is rare for definitions to be regarded as exciting opportunities for further research. But the EU PCVD Consortium believes that its proposed framework for international agreement on consistent...
01 July 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Pig Veterinary Report and Forecast - June 2008
UK - The National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) is a veterinary based clinical reporting and surveillance system based upon veterinary surgeons on farm visits. As well as recording anecdotal...
23 June 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PCV2 Vaccine Voucher Scheme Takes Off
UK - The BPEX PCV2 vaccine project has been a runaway success with applications for the scheme covering more than 250,000 sows....
19 June 2008
Pig Industry News from United States Pork Industry Recovering from PCVAD Losses
US - Last year, the US pork industry was struggling with the impact of PCVAD (porcine circovirus associated diseases) and many huge losses were reported....
04 June 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Workshop Helps Solve Pig Production Challenges
UK - More than 20 pig producers gathered at Boroughbridge, Yorks for an evening workshop on the challenges facing them when managing the growing pig. The workshop was organised by BPEX KT Manager Lis Ravn....
02 June 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast–May 2008
UK - The National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) is a veterinary based clinical reporting and surveillance system based upon veterinary surgeons on farm visits. As well as recording anecdotal...
03 April 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Vaccine Voucher Scheme Launched
UK - A £1.5million vaccine voucher research project being run by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is now up and running....
02 April 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Taking Action on PCV2 - BPEX Research Scheme Starts
UK - Just a day into its new role and BPEX Ltd is making a stand with the launch of a £1.5 million PCV2 vaccine research programme. The aim of the project is to find out more about the debilitating infection...
01 April 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast – March 2008
UK - This is a monthly report from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS), looking at the data collected from their UK farm inspections. ...
27 March 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom BPEX - PCV2 Vaccination Project On-stream by April
UK - The details of the major PCV2 vaccination project are being finalised and it will be launched in early April, reports David Burch. ...
19 March 2008
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 2007....
03 March 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast–February 2008
UK - This months report from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS) says the possibility of financial assistance to help herds control Porcine Circovirus comes too late for many as more...
31 January 2008
Pig Industry News from Canada Quebec Producers to get PMWS Aid in February
QUEBEC - The $17.5 million aid package for Quebec's PMWS-hit pig farmers will start next month. The province announced plans for direct aid and interest-free loans yesterday and will be welcome relief...
23 January 2008
Pig Industry News from United States PCV2 Lowers Vaccine Efficacy
In 2006, Iowa State University scientists Dr T Opriessnig and Dr. PG Halbur demonstrated experimentally that subclinical PCV2-infection is associated with decreased vaccine efficacy, write JoAnn Alumbaugh...
22 January 2008
Pig Industry News from Canada Canada and Circovirus to Blame for State's Failing Pork Market
CANADA - Success in controlling circovirus and Canadian imports are being blamed for Nebraska's oversupply of pork and market collapse....
14 January 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom PCV2 Vaccination Project
A new vaccination project has been given a tentative thumbs-up by the British Pig Executive (BPEX) with backing of potentially as much as £2 million....
05 January 2008
Pig Industry News from Canada Genetic Selection Offers One Option for Reducing Impact of PCVAD
CANADA - A Morden, Manitoba based swine veterinarian expects genetic selection to play a future role in the control of Porcine Circovirus Associated Diseases, writes Bruce Cochrane....
04 January 2008
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Report Highlights Successes over PMWS
UK - The careful use of alternative boars and crosses are lessening the clinical effects of PMWS, according to the UK Pig Disease Quarterly Surveillance Report....
20 November 2007
Pig Industry News from United States Pork board grant could yeild next Circovirus vaccine, says researcher
US - When the National Pork Board wanted to research how to eradicate the latest strain of porcine circovirus, Kansas State University's Richard Hesse stepped forward....
16 November 2007
Pig Industry News from Canada Hog farms get $25M for circovirus vaccinations
QUEBEC – The Honourable Christian Paradis, Secretary of State for Agriculture, on behalf of the Honorable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board,...
15 November 2007
Pig Industry News from United States Creative Efforts Stretch PCVAD Vaccine Supply
US - When porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) struck the 130,000-sow Pipestone System, their swine veterinary team made adjustments until more vaccine became available, writes Joe Vansickle,...
12 November 2007
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NADIS Pig Veterinary Report and Forecast – November 2007
UK - This is a monthly report from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS), looking at the data collected from their UK farm inspections. ...
19 September 2007
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Merial launches UK's first PMWS vaccine
UK - Merial Animal Health launches CIRCOVAC®, the UK's first vaccine for PCV2. This is the virus involved in post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and other PCV2 -related diseases....
10 September 2007
Pig Industry News from European Union Porcine Circovirus Diseases project making good progress
EU - The project management team of the current multidisciplinary and multinational EC-funded research project on porcine circovirus diseases (STREP: PCVD www.pcvd.org) and the linked EC-funded PCVD Specific...
08 September 2007
Pig Industry News from Canada Federal Government Announces 76 Million Dollar Package to Combat Disease in the Hog Sector
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Industry is optimistic a program announced last month (August 20) will help swine producers combat the devastating effects of emerging diseases. ...
28 August 2007
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 April to June 2007....
21 August 2007
Pig Industry News from Canada New Government announces $76 million to combat pig disease
CANADA - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Secretary of State for Agriculture, on behalf of the Honorable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, has...
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