August 15, 2018

SHIC: Assessing the Needs, Funding the Projects, Answering the Problems – Chinese PRV Preparedness

Early detection and understanding sources of pseudorabies virus (PRV) are essential to contain spread and prevent economic losses, should the virus arrive in the US.
August 1, 2018

Discerning Between Classical Pseudorabies and High Path Variant Pseudorabies Now Possible Thanks to SHIC-Sponsored Research

There are two categories of pseudorabies virus (PRV). Classical PRV was formerly present in North American commercial production prior to eradication in 2004. It has been eliminated in much of the developed world, but does reside in feral pigs in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
July 17, 2018

SHIC-Funded Feed Risk Studies Lead to Stakeholder Meeting

In May 2017, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) released information from a study it funded showing the potential for viruses to contaminate and survive in feed ingredients.
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.
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.