3D chalk art captures changing perceptions of diagnostics

During the recent American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians/U.S. Animal Health Association meetings in Kansas City, Missouri, Thermo Fisher Scientific brought to life a new way to look at diagnostics. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Study shows improved PRRS control with vaccination

An important clinical study – one of the largest field trials to date on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome – demonstrates significant direct and indirect benefits to vaccinating against this challenging virus. FULL STORY »

Mexico pork production expanding despite PEDv

The Global Agricultural Information Network’s recent report on Mexico’s pork production provides an interesting overview: the industry is expanding and so is consumer demand. FULL STORY »

Are we making progress against PEDv?

As the industry readies for the next round with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, one South Dakota State veterinarian looks at how far we’ve come over the last 16 months. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Best of Leman

I just returned from the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Minnesota. Once more, it was an excellent program. A surprise presentation by Guy Leman, son of Al and Loretta Leman, was one of many highlights. FULL STORY »

Lessons learned

The PRRS Area Regional Control program provided the foundation for disease management. FULL STORY »

USDA helps create a universal PEDv language

As the USDA worked through some of issues surrounding a federal mandate on PEDv/PDCov reporting it became apparent that in order to assist the industry they first needed to clarify and label the different phases of infections. FULL STORY »

Discrepancies exist on animal disease zoning

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) points out differences between the current U.S. and Canada programs for regionalization or zoning as it relates to animal disease traceability. FULL STORY »

LDAF Animal Health Advisory - Vesicular Stomatitis

Due to an increasing number of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) cases in Texas, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry animal health officials are imposing enhanced requirements on livestock entering Louisiana from a state that has diagnosed cases of VS. FULL STORY »

What’s next after positive PEDv diagnosis?

As part of the Swine Health Producer Guide, the National Pork Producers Council, American Association of Swine Veterinarians and Pork Checkoff have complied a number of important actions to take once a PEDv has been confirmed on your site. FULL STORY »

Utilize oral fluid collection for swine disease diagnosis

According to Michigan State University, the health status of swine herds should be among the top priorities for producers. FULL STORY »

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Disease Spotlight

As part of the Swine Health Producer Guide, the National Pork Producers Council, American Association of Swine Veterinarians and Pork Checkoff have complied a number of important actions to take once a PEDv has been confirmed on your site.

These actions include communication, containing the virus to your site, stabilize the site, manage lactation, and make biosecurity a priority.

Click here to read the full guide.