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.
February 28, 2018

SHIC Domestic Disease Monitoring Report Shows PRRS, PED, PDCoV Status

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) has posted the first monthly domestic swine disease monitoring report. The report is the result of the veterinary diagnostic lab (VDL) data standardization project SHIC supported.
February 14, 2018

Announcement: SHIC Research Delivers Influenza Test Differentiating Types

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) reports positive results from research funded on influenza detection and differentiation diagnostic development; better understanding of influenza control demands sufficient diagnostic capabilities.
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.