August 3, 2018

Special Announcement: ASF in China

The first case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has today been reported in China (LINK). First identified on August 1st, the outbreak was located in the northeast, in the city Shenyang, district of Shenbei New, in the province Liaoning, swine dense area 130 miles (208km) of the North Korean border. Infection on a small farm with a herd of 383 pigs, where 47 pigs died from the disease, was confirmed by China Animal Health and Epidemiolology Center on Friday August 3rd, 11am, local time.
August 1, 2018

SHIC-Funded Feed Risk Studies Lead to Stakeholder Meeting

In May 2017, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) released information from a study it funded showing the potential for viruses to contaminate and survive in feed ingredients.
June 26, 2018

SHIC Board Approves Project to Examine Future Industry Needs and Introduces PCR Assay Catalog

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2018 Ames, Iowa — Always concerned about the future of the pork industry, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board of […]
April 19, 2018

SHIC Rapid Response Program Investigates PEDV and Refines Processes

Reports of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) recently triggered a request for the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Rapid Response Program to help identify pathways of PEDV introduction on affected farms.
April 5, 2018

SHIC-Funded Feed Pathogen Transport Study Published

Researchers from South Dakota State University, Pipestone Veterinary Services in Minnesota and Kansas State University found that seven of the 11 animal viruses tested can potentially survive the transglobal journey from Asia or Europe to the United States in at least two commonly imported feed ingredients. The scientists examined virus survivability in 11 imported feed ingredients and products by replicating the environmental conditions in shipping containers.