Proactive mitigation of high-risk pathogens in feed with feed additives could be a way for us to protect North American herds from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), as well as foreign animal disease.
In 2013, when pork producers faced an outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV, the U.S. pork industry put a renewed emphasis on farm biosecurity. Today, the U.S. pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease (FAD) by creating the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC).
SHIC 2018 Progress Report Details Activity on Behalf of US Swine Industry
SHIC Sponsored Research Looks for Cost-effective Ways to Mitigate Potential Risks from Feed Transmission
SHIC Notes New Outbreak of SVA in Brazil
Declaring Farm Visits in ASF Positive Countries to Customs
SHIC Sponsors Research to Examine PCV3 Relationships to Learn More About Epidemiology
SHIC-Funded Project Uncovers Breeding Herd Vulnerabilities to PRRS for Improved Biosecurity
Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report
Domestic Disease Monitoring Report
In August 2015, a new, national outbreak of Seneca Valley A (SVA) began in the US, just one month after the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) started operations. Looking back, we discovered Brazil had gone through an SVA outbreak during the late fall and winter of 2014-15 in the US, during their summer season, preceding the US occurrence.
The Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC’s) efforts relating to monitoring, analysis, preparedness, and response to emerging diseases, domestic and foreign, are more essential than ever. The organization’s key priorities remain protecting and enhancing the health of the US swine herd.