The mission of the Swine Health Information Center is to protect and enhance the health of the United States swine herd through coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats, and analysis of swine health data.

May 15, 2019

US Customs and Border Protection Responds to Reports About Lack of Secondary Screening

Keeping African swine fever (ASF) out of the United States requires more than diligence on the farm. International travelers returning home, or those visiting from other countries, present another significant risk.
May 13, 2019

SHIC-Funded Study Demonstrates Transfer of Livestock Trailer Contamination to Barns

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) funded a pilot study to determine if a fluorescent powder could be used to study the transfer of contamination from livestock trailers to barns during marketing events. Conducted by staff from Iowa State University (ISU) in collaboration with Iowa Select Farms, the study addresses concerns that livestock trailers are frequently contaminated with PRRSV, PEDV, and other pathogens at swine slaughter plants in the US.
May 8, 2019

May 2019 SHIC eNewsletter

Research on Viral Transmission in Feedstuffs Yields New Information
SHIC Collaborates with University of Minnesota to Host Workshop to Examine Vitamins’ Role in Feed Security
May Domestic Disease Monitoring Report
May Global Disease Monitoring Report

Our Goal

Our goal is to protect and enhance the health of the United States swine herd through targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats through collection and analysis of swine health data and global disease monitoring.