PRRS price tag, $664 million

For nearly 20 years, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome has taken a financial toll on individual producers as well as the industry as a whole. A new study updates the costly impact. FULL STORY »

Plan to attend 2011 Leman Swine Conference

Each year the University of Minnesota Veterinary College presents the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, to provide “Science-driven solutions” to veterinarians, consultants, producers and others committed to the pork industry. This year’s events will take place Sept. 17-20, in St. Paul, Minn. FULL STORY »

USAHA encourages comments on traceability

The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) encourages all animal health stakeholders to review and provide comment on the proposed animal traceability rule submitted by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Service. The rule follows 18 months of work to develop a revised plan for a workable livestock traceability system in the United States. FULL STORY »

Single-dose vaccine helps prevent PCV2 viremia

Veterinarians and pork producers can now help prevent porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) viremia with the convenience of a single dose. New Fostera PCV from Pfizer Animal Health is the result of the company's commitment to continuous quality improvements and best practices. FULL STORY »

SDSU, Boehringer Ingelheim team up against deadly E. coli

South Dakota State University is partnering with animal health company Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica to develop a new technology to protect pigs against a deadly form of E. coli. FULL STORY »

Russia’s African Swine Fever outlook worsens

Russia’s encounter with African Swine Fever began earlier this year, and the future prognosis is not good. Current reports indicate that the virus has been identified in 20 of the country’s regions. FULL STORY »

Call issued for papers on influenza in pigs

The journal Influenza Research and Treatment has issued a ‘Call for Papers’ for a special issue entitled Influenza in pigs. FULL STORY »

Check out AHI’s new website

As a leading resource on animal health, AHI’s new site now features even more information and resources on the primary types of animal medicines, as well as an extensive section on the animal drug regulatory process and issues impacting the sector. FULL STORY »

Vietnam culls 45,000 animals due to FMD

Agricultural and animal health officials in Vietnam are dealing with a foot-and mouth outbreak. According to reports over the weekend, nearly 38,000 pigs have already been culled. The disease is reported to have infected 39 provinces within the country. FULL STORY »

ASF spreads beyond Russia, raises global concerns

There is growing concern that African swine fever is moving beyond Russia and the Caucasus region and could move into Europe. There have been an increasing number of "long-distance jumps," causing outbreaks this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Keep your FAD guard up

When Americans think of issues involving border patrols, they think of drugs or human trafficking, but almost no one thinks about meat as illegal contraband. Yet such activities run the risk of exposing the U.S. wild and domestic animal herds to foreign animal diseases. FULL STORY »

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