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Canadian PED Cases UPDATE: May 8, 2017
May 9, 2017 —  [International]
A second confirmed PED case (#12) has been identified in a southeast Manitoba finisher site. The farm is located 5 km from the case a few days ago and was first identified from trace out samples on...
CSHIN Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea UPDATE
December 21, 2016 —  [International]
Manitoba: All herds are in the process of elimination of PED. Of the 3 cases that occurred in May, 2016, the finisher site is presumptive negative and the sow herd has had naïve animal all...
4 Reasons Why ZnO Ban in Pigs is Unfortunate
December 14, 2016 —  [International]
The therapeutic use of zinc oxide (ZnO) should be banned and existing national registrations should be withdrawn also. That is the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to the EU...
Senecavirus A Confirmed in Ontario
October 12, 2016 —  [International]
Senecavirus A (formerly called Seneca Valley Virus or SVV) has been confirmed in Ontario. Clinical signs of this disease closely resemble Foot and Mouth Disease, so the U.S. authorities have turned...
Producer Alert: Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)
September 21, 2016 —  [International]
On September 13, 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) informed the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that 13 sows of Canadian origin exported to the US in six separate loads...
SHIC Tracking PRV & PRRS in Asia
August 17, 2016 —  [International]
The Swine Health Information Center is tracking the risk of a variant strain of pseudorabies and a highly pathogenic strain of PRRS that are causing problems in the far east finding their way into...
Canadian PED Cases Update
June 8, 2016 —  [International]
A second new case of PED was diagnosed in a finisher farm in SE Manitoba on June 2nd. The location is within 5 km of the sow barn case diagnosed last week. There are 15 other swine premises within 5...
Nations Sign Animal Disease Accord
June 8, 2016 —  [International]
Six of the world's leading farming nations have signed a new accord to assist each other in the event of a serious animal disease outbreak. [Source: AnimalPharm, by Malcolm Flanagan May 25, 2016] The...
United States and Peru Trade Achievements
April 29, 2015 —  [International]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) met in Washington, D.C. to recognize valuable market access achievements for several longstanding issues for...
EU: Testing Pigs for Trichinella Introduced
October 29, 2014 —  [International]
A new testing regime comes in at the end of this month as part of EU control on trichinella in pigs. All pigs from non-controlled housing must be tested before they can go into the human food chain....
Canada: Funds Provided to Protect Hog Barns from PEDv
April 23, 2014 —  [International]
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $200,000 in funding, to be matched by Sask Pork, for a contingency fund to help Saskatchewan’s...
Carvajal Named AMVEC Directive Council President
July 24, 2013 — Harry Snelson [International]
Marco Carvajal was formally named President of the Directive Council of the Mexican Association of Swine Veterinarians (AMVEC) on July 19. Dr. Carvajal will serve a two year term in that capacity...
Denmark: Only 450 breeding farms remaining
July 3, 2013 —  [International]
After the number of pig producing farms in Denmark in 2011 had slipped below the threshold of 5,000, this trend has intensified once more, the German website ISN reports. According to Statistics...

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