March 7, 2019

March 2019 SHIC eNewsletter

SHIC-Funded Study Offers to Predict PEDV Outbreaks
SHIC Reports ASF in Vietnam and Seized Pork in Taiwan
Reminder: Declaring Farm Visits in Countries with Foreign Animal Disease to Customs
Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report
Domestic Disease Monitoring Report
February 25, 2019

SHIC-Funded Study Offers to Predict PEDV Outbreaks

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) collaborated with the Morrison Swine Health Information Project to enable a study applying machine-learning to predict porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PED) outbreaks on sow farms. The researchers were able determine it is possible to predict the probability of an outbreak when considering animal movements and environmental conditions.
February 22, 2019

SHIC 2019 Plan of Work Emphasizes Actionable Steps to Protect US Swine Herd

The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) 2019 Plan of Work and budget were approved by the Board of Directors on January 25, 2019. “When SHIC was formed, the goal was to develop an entity that helped protect the US pork industry by working in concert with the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. I am extremely proud that we have not only reached our goals, I believe we have exceeded our goals,” remarked SHIC Board President Dr. Daryl Olsen.
February 20, 2019

SHIC Reports ASF in Vietnam, Seized Pork in Taiwan, and Another Chinese Province

The Swine Health Information Center’s Global Swine Disease Monitoring Report Special Announcement released on February 19, 2019, includes information on the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in Vietnam.
February 6, 2019

SHIC Shares New AFIA Biosecurity Guidance Following ASF Outbreaks

As African swine fever (ASF) raced across China and into western Europe in 2018, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) collaborated with several industry partners to monitor and react. With studies pointing to feed ingredients as a potential vehicle for transmission of the virus, SHIC encouraged the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) as they developed biosecurity guidelines which they have now updated.