Considered a mixing vessel for influenza viruses, pigs can give rise to new influenza virus reassortants that can threaten humans.
With the evidence that some influenza viruses freely move between pigs and swine workers, and that mixing of these viruses can yield progeny viruses with pandemic potential, routine surveillance for novel viruses in commercial swine farms should be conducted.
A recently identified pig virus (porcine deltacoronavirus) can readily find its way into laboratory-cultured cells of people and other species.
Hungary has detected a fresh case of African swine fever in a wild boar, but the disease has not spread to domestic pigs, the national food safety authority said.
The need for stepped up biosecurity in the event of an animal disease outbreak was among the lessons learned from Manitoba's 2017 porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDv) outbreak.
The relative risk of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) outbreaks can be measured using biosecurity scores derived from questionnaires.
Manitoba Pork reports all but four of the 80 Manitoba swine sites infected during the 2017 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak have now reached or are close to reaching presumptive negative status.
A newly identified coronavirus, swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species.
To conduct the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) test, producers would collect a sample of biological fluid from the animal and place it inside of a test tube containing primers, reagents, and other materials.
In an effort to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from reaching Denmark, the government and the Danish People‘s Party have signed an agreement on a number of initiatives, including the erection of a wild boar fence between Denmark and Germany.