Detection

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 »

USDA considers mandatory reporting for PEDv

The USDA has discussed the option of mandatory reporting of PEDv with industry organizations, but for this virus, it's too late to have significant benefits. FULL STORY »

Dear Vilsack: Help pork industry fight PEDv

U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., has joined a growing number of politicians calling for help in fighting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Senators seek disaster assistance for pork producers

Senator Hagan and Chairwoman Stabenow press USDA to utilize livestock disaster assistance programs in the 2014 Farm Bill to help producers cope with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

New test detects PEDV antibodies

The new test is the first to become available in the United States that can detect antibodies for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), whether or not a pig is shedding the virus. FULL STORY »

2013 harvest analysis detects mycotoxin threat

It’s not too early to begin scouting the fields, preparing for the 2013 harvest and the potential mycotoxin challenges it may bring. FULL STORY »

USDA says has detected virus in Iowa hog population

USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories has detected porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDV), a virus associated with outbreaks of diarrhea and vomiting, in the Iowa hog population, a USDA spokesman said on Friday. FULL STORY »

Researchers look for better tools to detect swine dysentery

Veterinary researchers at Iowa State University are developing improved methods to diagnose a re-emerging swine disease that was essentially a non-issue five years ago but has become increasingly more common since then. FULL STORY »

Select Detect™ Mobile Application

In October 2010, Select Sires introduced the most technologically advanced, yet easy to use activity monitoring system on the market with Select Detect™. FULL STORY »

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