As producers and others associated with the pork industry prepare for visitors to Iowa and the United States for World Pork Expo and related programs this summer, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension swine veterinarian James McKean said biosecurity is more important than ever.IPIC - Continued biosecurity is vital in today’s pork industry
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An overview of North American PRRS eradication efforts
The use of diagnostics will allow producers and practitioners to work together towards the common goal of PRRS eradication
Swine influenza: epidemiology and emergence of new viruses
The first swine influenza viruses were all H1N1 and were for about 60 years in North America. In the middle 1980’s, there appeared in European pigs H3N2 viruses that were derived originally from humans and had adapted to pigs and were therefore known as human-like H3N2 viruses. These viruses have since appeared in other parts of the world most notably as H3N2 in the USA in 1998. These viruses however contained bits of human, avian and swine viruses and were therefore called triple re-assortants.
OIE has reported a case of African Swine fever in Namibia. Part of the country is considered endemic for ASF. Pigs must be raised in bio-secure pens to avoid contact with wild warthogs. The date of the previous occurrence was 12/11/2008.Namibia: African swine fever
Overall, the disease situation in Europe is very similar although there are some countries that have a problem with certain diseases that others do not haveDiseases in Europe (1 of 2)
Any factor that irritates or inflames the respiratory system will elicit the physiological response of either sneezing or coughing or both. Although alarming and indicative of disease, coughing is at least a sign that normal physiological responses are taking place and should not in isolation be necessarily seen as a bad thing. We may have sudden or generalized outbreaks of coughing as well as a constant coughing in pig groups. There are infectious pathogenic agents that are normally associated with coughing or laboured breathing in pigs such as Actinobacillus, Bordetella, Haemophilus, Pasteurella Streptococcus, Mycoplasma, SIV, PRRSV or PCV2.What causes coughing in pigs?