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.

March 20, 2019

SHIC Commends USDA for Actions Relative to ASF Risks

On March 19, 2019, USDA released information on the agency’s activities aimed at preventing the entry of African swine fever (ASF) into the US. Just last week, USDA-trained detector dogs were instrumental in the discovery and seizure of 1 million pounds of prohibited Chinese pork coming into the US through the port at Newark, New Jersey, and headed to destruction per policy.
March 7, 2019

March 2019 SHIC eNewsletter

SHIC-Funded Study Offers to Predict PEDV Outbreaks
SHIC Reports ASF in Vietnam and Seized Pork in Taiwan
Reminder: Declaring Farm Visits in Countries with Foreign Animal Disease to Customs
Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report
Domestic Disease Monitoring Report
February 25, 2019

SHIC-Funded Study Offers to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) collaborated with the Morrison Swine Health Information Project to enable a study applying machine-learning to predict porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) outbreaks on sow farms. The researchers were able determine it is possible to predict the probability of an outbreak when considering animal movements and environmental conditions.

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.