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 »

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 »

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 »

Pork industry launches three-prong strategy to combat PEDv

New funding, research and collaboration will focus on mitigating loss and impact to pork supply from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

GeneSeek offers rapid PEDv test

Neogen Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a new test to rapidly and accurately detect porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Early detection of the virus is critical to stop its spread from farm to farm, and between facilities within a pig farm or pig production site. 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 »

Tests for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) at South Dakota State University has developed tests to detect Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in pigs. FULL STORY »

USDA/GIPSA approves test kit for high aflatoxin contamination

Romer Labs reports that it has the only test kit on the market that can provide quantitative aflatoxin results from 1 to 5,000 ppb in less than 5 minutes. 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 »

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