February 6, 2018

SHIC Funded Diagnostic Research Finds Saliva and Nasal Swabs vs. Serum are Good for Testing for PPIV1

Porcine Parainfluenza Virus 1 (PPIV1) is widespread in US swine herds. Now better diagnostic capability is available to help understand its potential role in disease. Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) funded research has successfully developed and validated a TaqMan quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) test for PPIV1 detection in oral fluid saliva and nasal swabs.
January 31, 2018

SHIC Releases 2018 Plan of Work to Help Safeguard Swine Health

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Plan of Work for 2018, with projects designed to quickly deliver results to safeguard the health of the US swine herd, was approved by the organization’s Board of Directors during their January 26 meeting.
January 17, 2018

SHIC Reports on 2017 Accomplishments

The Swine Health Information Center presented its 2017 Annual Report and the Center’s accomplishments on behalf of US pork producers at the National Pork Board meeting on January 9, 2018. The report was accepted and the Center’s efforts to protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd by providing return on the investment made in the Center validated.
January 16, 2018

SHIC-Funded Research Discovers Novel Way to Monitor and Diagnose Japanese Encephalitis Virus

When Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) infects a naïve herd, the mortality rate of infected piglets is close to 100 percent; and 50 to 70 percent of sows experience reproductive failure. While JEV is endemic in Asia and the Pacific, many countries like the United States don’t have and don’t want this disease.