November 13, 2018

SHIC Helps Protect the US Swine Herd Health with Information Sharing

The Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC’s) mission to protect and enhance the health of the United States swine herd requires providing information to producers, practitioners, and […]
October 31, 2018

ASF Surveillance Highlights Pork Industry Ask in USAHA Resolutions

Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) and the other swine industry organizations intentionally look for gaps in domestic swine disease surveillance and testing as part of ongoing […]
October 5, 2018

SHIC Finalizes Bacterial Swine Disease Matrix to Guide Focused Look at Related Risks

The pork industry has spent millions to better understand viruses, however, it is often bacteria that kills the pig. In addition, current biosecurity practices are primarily devised to keep viruses out and potentially fail to address the endemic nature of bacteria in a herd.
October 5, 2018

SHIC Offers Global Disease Reporting Tool

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) supports a near real-time monitoring system for swine diseases around the world. Now, practitioners, scientists, allied industry personnel, and producers in the US have the opportunity to submit information on outbreaks and epidemics happening worldwide using the UMN Spontaneous reporting tool.
September 12, 2018

SHIC Hosts Swine Health Monitoring Project Coordinators for Collaboration

You don’t know what you don’t know. And you don’t always know what your colleagues do know. Because the potential for new, emerging, and foreign animal diseases to affect the US swine herd is an industry-wide concern, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently coordinated a meeting of the project coordinators of independent and voluntary swine health and producer information sharing programs around the country.