April 5, 2018

Update on PRRSV, PEDV, PDCoV, and Central Nervous System Syndrome News – SHIC’s Second Domestic Disease Monitoring Report

The second Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) domestic disease monitoring report includes veterinary diagnostic laboratory (VDL) information about porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), and porcine enteric coronavirus (PEDV) testing, documents an increased porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) detection, as well as news on an increase in central nervous system (CNS) tissue submission.
April 3, 2018

SHIC Board of Directors News

Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board Member Dr. Brett Kaysen of Colorado resigned his position as the representative from National Pork Board last month due to a career change.
April 3, 2018

SHIC’s Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report Addresses FMD

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) posted a new global swine disease monitoring report on April 3, 2018, with information on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) activity in China and Korea presenting the highest concern.
March 14, 2018

SHIC Coordinating Multi-Layered Effort to Examine Feed’s Role as Virus Carrier

The U.S. pork industry is importing feed ingredients from countries with endemic swine diseases not presently in the United States. Results of research funded by the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) in 2017 suggest a subset of contaminated feed ingredients could serve as vehicles for foreign animal disease, other transboundary disease introduction to the US, and possibly circulation of viruses within the US.
March 12, 2018

National Pork Board Delegates Advise Board to Continue Funding SHIC at Annual Meeting

During last week’s National Pork Board Annual Meeting, the delegates attending passed an advisement to continue to support the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC). The advisement supports the work SHIC is doing by encouraging the National Pork Board to continue funding at a level to be determined by the Board.