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 »
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 »
Collecting oral fluid for diagnostic testing
Producers are always looking for ways to be more efficient as they manage their swine herds. One method that can help producers complete disease surveillance quickly on their farms is to collect oral fluids for diagnostic testing. FULL STORY »
TVMDL Amarillo offering porcine circovirus type 2 ELISA
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in Amarillo now offers a enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test for the detection of antibodies to porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2. FULL STORY »
U.S. orders farmers to report PEDv cases
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday ordered farmers to start reporting cases of a deadly pig virus and pledged over $26 million in funding to combat the disease, pushing back against criticism of his handling of a widespread outbreak. FULL STORY »
Pork producers: Utilize oral fluid collection for diagnostic work
Implementing a disease surveillance plan is a major component of a high health swine herd. FULL STORY »
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.