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.

December 19, 2018

SHIC Notes New Outbreak of SVA in Brazil

In August 2015, a new, national outbreak of Seneca Valley A (SVA) began in the US, just one month after the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) started operations. Looking back, we discovered Brazil had gone through an SVA outbreak during the late fall and winter of 2014-15 in the US, during their summer season, preceding the US occurrence.
December 18, 2018

Swine Disease Global Surveillance Report December Bi-Monthly Update

The initial expression of African swine fever (ASF) in an ASF-free country like the US could be variable and unpredictable due to the myriad of factors including the epidemiology of ASF and the broad diversity of virulence among ASF virus isolates.
December 12, 2018

SHIC Sponsors Research to Examine PCV3 Relationships to Learn More About Epidemiology

Does porcine circovirus Type 3 (PCV3) cause disease or is it just there? It feels counterintuitive to be talking about a type of circovirus and whether […]

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.