SHIC Contributes to Strengthening FMD Prevention and Preparedness
SHIC Engaged in JEV Investigation and Development of Convenient Test
SHIC Drives Improved Readiness for Emerging Disease in North American Pork Industry with PCR Catalog
July Disease Monitoring Reports Posted
Calling the Cavalry When New Disease Is Detected
SHIC Board Approves Project to Examine Future Industry Needs and Confirms Mission Statement
SHIC Working Groups Enable Nimble Response and Action
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) will collaborate directly with USDA Ag Research Service on Plum Island, USDA-APHIS, National Pork Board, and other key researchers to determine the minimum infectious dose (MID) of foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus needed to infect pigs via feed ingredients using normal feeding behaviors.
When porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) hit the US in 2013, we could not effectively test for it. The North American pork industry learned a lesson and did something about it. Diagnostic preparedness and readiness for possible new or emerging production diseases has been a focus of the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) since its 2015 inception.