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.
October 5, 2018

SHIC Offers Global Disease Reporting Tool

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) supports a near real-time monitoring system for swine diseases around the world. Now, practitioners, scientists, allied industry personnel, and producers in the US have the opportunity to submit information on outbreaks and epidemics happening worldwide using the UMN Spontaneous reporting tool.
October 2, 2018

October 2018 SHIC eNewsletter

October Global Disease Monitoring Report
SHIC Offers Global Disease Reporting Tool
SHIC Finalizes Bacterial Swine Disease Matrix to Guide Focused Look at Related Risks
October Domestic Disease Monitoring Report
SHIC Swine Disease Matrix Update: African Swine Fever Moves Up
FAD Prevention
SHIC Hosts Swine Health Monitoring Project Coordinators for Collaboration