On April 29, 2017, the first of what would grow to 80 cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) infection and becoming the largest animal disease outbreak in Manitoba in 30 years was reported.
Microbial communities residing in animals impact multiple aspects of the swine production system.
Citing improved understanding of the disease and control measures, the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has rescinded reporting requirements for swine enteric coronavirus diseases (SECD).
African swine fever has been spreading in Europe since a load of infected African garbage was fed to pigs in Georgia in 2007.
Forty people were sickened at Maryland agricultural fairs in 2017 by a variant strain of influenza known as H3N2v.
Within African swine fever (ASF) protection zone and surveillance zones, in Poland, producers are prohibited from moving pigs from the holding, and all pig owners are obligated to immediately notify the District Veterinary Officer about all cases of dead or diseased pigs in the holding.
The history of African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in Europe highlights factors affecting the spread of the disease as well as the challenges for eradication.
Manitoba’s swine veterinarians hope to see porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) disappear from the provincial herd within weeks.
Researchers have modified technology used in excavation which combines high pressure hot water and a vacuum system to wash swine transport equipment.
There are also fears the African swine fever (ASF) virus could reach as far east as China.