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.
May 15, 2018

SHIC Sponsored Research Develops System to Help Farms Strategically Target Disease Monitoring and Control

The frequency of swine movement in North America makes the industry vulnerable to disease spread. To explore how modifying movement patterns can reduce disease spread, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently sponsored research at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Department of Veterinary Population Medicine.
May 9, 2018

Up-to-Date SHIC Disease Monitoring Reports Posted

Recently updated domestic and global disease monitoring reports have been posted on the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) website. In the domestic report, it was noted there has been a recent increase in cases testing positive for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus by rRT-PCR.