December 5, 2018

December 2018 SHIC eNewsletter

Declaring Farm Visits in ASF Positive Countries to Customs
SHIC Requests Your Input for 2019 Plan of Work Priorities
SHIC Helps Protect the US Swine Herd Health with Information Sharing
December Swine Disease Monitoring Reports
November 5, 2018

November 2018 SHIC eNewsletter

Progress on Feed Biosecurity Research Validates Sampling Methods and Evaluates Presence of SVA in Feed Across US Feed Mills
November Global Disease Monitoring Report
November Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Report
ASF Surveillance Highlights Pork Industry Ask in USAHA Resolutions
October 10, 2018

African Swine Fever: Diagnostic Preparedness, Surveillance and Response Discussion with USDA

On September 5, 2018, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials met with U.S. pork sector groups – including the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the Swine Health Information Center – to evaluate additional measures to prevent the spread to the United States of African swine fever (ASF) currently active in China and some European nations. The information about prevention was shared late September. Diagnostic preparedness, surveillance and response to infection was also discussed and is shared with this Q and A.
October 9, 2018

Feed Safety Holding Time Calculation Offered Due to African Swine Fever Concerns

Pork producers and feed suppliers are asking about feed safety due to the discovery and spread of African swine fever (ASF) in China where some feed ingredients, including soy bean meal, dried distillers grains and solubles (DDGS), amino acids, and vitamins, are manufactured and exported to the US. In response to this concern, swine industry groups including the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and American Association of Swine Veterinarians reviewed existing research for information about appropriate feed holding time to enhance feed safety.
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.