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.
Always concerned about the future of the pork industry, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of Directors June meeting included review of the organization’s mission statement and funding approval for two new projects.
SHIC Swine Disease Reports Help to Stay Updated on Global and Domestic Disease Trends
SHIC Funded Research Results in PKV Detection Tool
SHIC Sponsored Research Develops System to Help Farms Strategically Target Disease Monitoring and Control
Need More Diagnostics? SHIC Can Help!
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) is watching porcine kobuvirus (PKV) as a possible emerging swine virus posing a valid threat to the US pork industry. Originally detected in 2008 in baby pigs in Hungary, PKV has been detected worldwide including in the US in 2013.