June 26, 2018

SHIC Collaborates on Minimum Infectious Dose of FMD in Feed and Mitigation Strategies

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) will collaborate directly with USDA Ag Research Service on Plum Island, USDA-APHIS, National Pork Board, and other key researchers to determine the minimum infectious dose (MID) of foot and mouth disease (FMD) virus needed to infect pigs via feed ingredients using normal feeding behaviors.
June 20, 2018

SHIC Drives Improved Readiness for Emerging Disease in US Pork Industry with PCR Catalog

When porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) hit the US in 2013, we could not effectively test for it. The North American pork industry learned a lesson and did something about it. Diagnostic preparedness and readiness for possible new or emerging production diseases has been a focus of the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) since its 2015 inception.
June 19, 2018

SHIC Board Approves Project to Examine Future Industry Needs and Confirms Mission Statement

Always concerned about the future of the pork industry, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of Directors June meeting included review of the organization’s mission statement and funding approval for two new projects.
June 12, 2018

SHIC Swine Disease Reports Help to Stay Updated on Global and Domestic Disease Trends

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) developed two systems for near real-time domestic and global swine disease monitoring.
May 23, 2018

SHIC Funded Research Results in Real-time rRT-PCR Assay for PKV

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) is watching porcine kobuvirus (PKV) as a possible emerging swine virus posing a valid threat to the US pork industry. Originally detected in 2008 in baby pigs in Hungary, PKV has been detected worldwide including in the US in 2013.