Streptococcus suis has recently re-emerged as a significant cause of increased mortality in piglets and growing pigs.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has been intensifying African swine fever (ASF) vaccine research efforts since November in collaboration with the USDA. The African Swine Fever Task Force was created, based out of S&T’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), to tackle this threat to the swine industry.
The product is the first vaccine on the market to offer triple protection against ery, parvo and nine different serovars of Leptospira.
The study, conducted by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, looked at the risk of African swine fever (ASF) introduction into the US via airport passengers and the likelihood of any ASF-contaminated product getting through, and out of, the airport.
Only two regions in China, the tropical island of Hainan and Tibet in the Himalayas, have not suffered outbreaks of African Swine Fever yet.
The inspector of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has declared an order imposing conditions in relation to secondary control zones in respect of African swine fever (ASF). The order includes new import requirements for unprocessed grains and oilseeds as well as associated meals destined for use in livestock feed sourced from countries that have reported an active case of ASF in domestic or wild pigs within the last five years.
The Vice President of Brussels Transport says a well-designed properly utilized Danish Entry is one of the most effective defenses against the spread of swine diseases.
People who work with pigs often overlook zoonotic diseases as a work place hazard.
The Aichi prefectural government reported the 15th and 16th cases of swine fever, also known as hog cholera, in pigs in the cities of Seto and Tahara since September.
Stocks of breeding pigs in a major Chinese hog producing region plunged 41 percent in the seven months to February, underlining fears about a hit to pork supplies from an epidemic of African swine fever. The drop covered farms in Shandong province, northern China's biggest producer of hogs.