July 3, 2018

SHIC Investigates SVA Outbreak that Threatened a Plant’s Operations

Senecavirus A (SVA or Seneca Valley Virus) infection is indistinguishable from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and other swine vesicular disease, so every outbreak, including at harvesting plants, must be investigated.
July 2, 2018

July 2018 SHIC eNewsletter

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
June 26, 2018

SHIC Board Approves Project to Examine Future Industry Needs and Introduces PCR Assay Catalog

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2018 Ames, Iowa — Always concerned about the future of the pork industry, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of […]
June 26, 2018

SHIC Contributes to JEV Investigation and Development of Convenient Test

While Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is endemic in Asia and the Pacific, many countries like the United States don’t have and don’t want this disease.
June 26, 2018

SHIC Collaborates on Minimum Infectious Dose of FMD in Feed and Mitigation Strategies

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.