Diseases

Influenza viruses get new designation

Swine-origin influenza viruses identified in humans will now be referred to as “variant” viruses and denoted with a “v,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FULL STORY »

PRRS elimination projects utilize PADRAP

Numerous regional porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome control/elimination projects across the country are gaining momentum and most are utilizing Production Animal Disease Risk Assessment Program to help producers see the benefits of participating in the project. FULL STORY »

CDC confirms detection of reassortant influenza virus

An influenza A (H1N1) virus that is known to circulate in U.S. swine but not humans has been detected in an adult in the state of Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient reported occupational contact with swine prior to illness onset. FULL STORY »

Still time to register for PRRS webinar, Dec. 21

You can still sign up to participate in Pork Network’s free webinar-- “PRRS: Strategies to keep it at bay.” The hour-long session will take place on Wed., Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m (Central Time). FULL STORY »

Animal Traceability Rule comments end; awaiting the next step

USDA’s comment period for the proposed national livestock identification program came to a close on Dec. 9. NPPC supports a mandatory traceability program and submitted comments on behalf of the Swine Identification Implementation Task Force. FULL STORY »

Webinar for answers to PRRS, Dec. 21

On Dec. 21, a free webinar-- “PRRS: Strategies to keep it at bay”—will feature Dr. Scott Dee, world-renown expert on PRRS transmission, biosecurity and aerobiology. FULL STORY »

CDC: Transmission of H3N2 virus limited

On Nov. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed three cases of swine-origin triple reassortant influenza A (H3N2) (S-OtrH3N2) virus infection in children in two counties in Iowa. FULL STORY »

Minnesota regional PRRS meeting, Dec. 5

To update pork producers on voluntary regional efforts to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and to encourage participation, a meeting will be Dec. 5, in Prinsburg, Minn. FULL STORY »

‘Tis the flu season

As we enter influenza season in humans and swine, it is important to remember the importance of vaccination and other control measures (such as frequent hand washing) to minimize the risk of viral spread. FULL STORY »

Progress made in Michigan PRRS control project

Progress is being made in disease stabilization and area regional control by Allegan and Ottawa County pork producers. FULL STORY »

Swine disease management sets a good example

Livestock production today is efficient and for the most part conducted under the best management available, including close relationships with veterinarians. FULL STORY »

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