July 10, 2017

OIE to Establish a US-Based Liaison Office in Texas

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced in June it will establish a liaison office in the U.S. later this year, increasing collaboration with organizations […]
July 10, 2017

SHIC Board of Directors Meets in Des Moines

When the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) Board met in June, they focused on the success and continued challenges of SHIC’s role as a resource to […]
June 28, 2017

2017 Meeting Report: Developing a National Bio-surveillance System for the U.S. Swine Industry

On April 12-13, 2017, more than twenty-six representatives from the U.S. swine industry, state animal health officials (SAHOs), federal animal health officials, and academia came together […]
June 23, 2017

Emerging Disease Communications Strategy Formed

When emerging swine disease arises, early communication about outbreaks is essential. Veterinarians and pork producers need to know who to contact and how to proceed in these events, beyond their diagnostic work and caring for the affected herd, so information is shared to protect the health of the US herd. The recently developed Emerging Disease Communication Plan provides the process to follow and outlines the resources available.
June 21, 2017

The Marketing Journey of Cull Sows and Secondary Market Pigs

By Dan Sutherland   Introduction The swine industry continues to deal with the threat of emerging new diseases. Post production pig movement plays an important role […]