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.
June 20, 2018

SHIC Drives Improved Readiness for Emerging Disease in US Pork Industry with PCR Catalog

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.
June 19, 2018

SHIC Board Approves Project to Examine Future Industry Needs and Confirms Mission Statement

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.