Understanding PRRS 1-4-4

The swine industry is battling a tough strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus – PRRS 1-4-4 Lineage 1C. It is an unusual strain because infections peak in spring/summer,...

Weighing the sustainability benefits of immunological castration in Europe

Immunological castration has the potential to improve the sustainability of European swine production, with proven benefits in terms of pork quality, economic performance, animal...

African Swine Fever Preparedness and Preparation

African Swine Fever is the most important disease of pigs worldwide. The virus first originated in Africa, and largely remained there until 2007, when...

Virulent PRRS outbreaks in grow-finish require fast action to cut losses

Source: PigHealthToday.com A particularly difficult variant of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus recently hit hog farms in south-central Minnesota. Henry Johnson, DVM,...

5 Ways to Protect Pigs and the Pork Industry from African Swine Fever

National Pork Board (NPB) is collaborating with multiple governments and industry partners to protect the U.S. from foreign animal diseases (FADs), including African swine...

Sow mortality trends: Experts dissect the current state of affairs

Reprinted from:PigHealthToday.com Keeping sow mortality rates in check is not only critical to a farm’s productivity and cost structure, it’s key to ensuring the public’s...

ASF situation in Asia & Pacific update

Source: FAO Overview Hazard: African swine fever (ASF) is a viral disease affecting pigs and wild boar with up to 100% case fatality rate. ASF reported administrative...

New PRRS 1-4-4 L1C variant presents dramatic symptoms, quick spread

Reprinted from:PigHealthToday.com Nearly everyone in pork production is familiar with the clinical signs of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), but not everyone has experienced...

ASF Research Moves Forward in Vietnam in Spite of COVID-19

Farmscape for December 14, 2020 Full Interview 8:32 Listen The Swine Health Information Center reports, in spite of disruptions caused by COVID-19, African Swine Fever...

Elanco Announces the Approval of Prevacent Use in Sows

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) today announced that Prevacent® PRRS has been licensed for use in sows and gilts against the reproductive form of...
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