US team reveal research about the potential for feed and feed ingredients to harbor and transmit viral pathogens.
Wean-to-finish production systems emerged in the pork production industry in the late ’90s moving newly weaned pigs into biosecure wean-to-finish facilities forming static groups.
Practices used to combat Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) can be applicable to Seneca Valley virus, Foot and mouth disease, or a number of other infections.
Researchers are helping define where and what types of porcine reproductive and espiratory syndrome (PRRS) are present in various regions.
In Poland, African swine fever (ASF) is creeping west bit by bit.
Researchers found porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) could survive up to nine months in infected earthen manure storages after the initial outbreak.
Although Seneca Valley Virus has been identified in swine herds in the US since the 1980s, it has only been in the last couple of years that the virus has been associated with clinical disease that includes the same vesicular lesions seen in cases of foot and mouth disease.
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has introduced a new project for on-farm surveillance testing of Senecavirus A to find out if Ontario swine farms have been exposed to the virus.
PEDv outbreaks this year have forced producers to take a hard look at biosecurity, and those lessons may lay the groundwork against future pig diseases.
UK pig keepers are being reminded not to feed kitchen scraps to animals to prevent disease outbreaks.