Articles presented here do not represent the opinions or views of the Canadian Swine Health Board. These updates are simply intended to demonstrate the diversity of current information being reported about swine health around the world.

To subscribe »

News Updates: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Collaborative efforts to promote the judicious use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animal production

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a complex and evolving public health issue, involving many players in Canada and internationally.
For full story »

Contaminated Feed Most Likely Source of Ontario PED Outbreak

The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network says contaminated feed has been shown to be the most likely cause of the PED outbreak in Ontario
For full story »

An investigation of exudative epidermitis (greasy pig disease) and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Staphylococcus hyicus and Staphylococcus aureus isolated from clinical cases

Exudative epidermitis (EE) is a common skin disease of young pigs, caused mainly by Staphylococcus hyicus. Increased prevalence of EE and poor response to treatment are reported. Common strategies used by Ontario pork producers to treat pigs with EE were determined using a survey.
For full story »

News Updates: Friday, April 11, 2014

PED virus disrupting pork markets in Japan

Japan just like the United States is suffering from Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED virus) and it is feared that pork supply and prices will be severely affected.
For full story »

PEDv awakened a sleeping giant in North America

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has taken the US pig industry by surprise in the last ten months. While researchers have been developing new vaccines, the United States also needs to consider its eradication strategies.
For full story »

Detection of Streptococcus suis in bioaerosols of swine confinement buildings

Streptococcus suis is an important swine pathogen that can cause septicaemia, meningitis, and pneumonia. Also recognized as an emerging zoonotic agent, it is responsible for outbreaks of human infections in Asian countries.
For full story »

News Updates: Thursday, April 10, 2014

African Swine Fever Risk Level Raised

There is now a high risk of African Swine Fever becoming endemic in Georgia, Armenia and Russia, according to a new assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
For full story »

African swine fever to impact 2014 pig prices

The EU pigmeat market is likely to have seen "significant downwards demand", following Russia’s ban on imports after African swine fever (ASF) was discovered in Lithuania, according to a leading industry analyst.
For full story »

Interaction of porcine circovirus type 2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccines on dually infected pigs

The results of this study demonstrated that (i) vaccination against M. hyopneumoniae alone did not decrease the potentiation of PCV2-induced lesions by M. hyopneumoniae and (ii) vaccination against PCV2 alone decreased the potentiation of PCV2-induced lesions by M. hyopneumoniae in dually challenged pigs.
For full story »

News Updates: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stepped Up Biosecurity Credited with Keeping Saskatchewan PED Free

The chair of the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board credits the vigilance of the province's pork industry for keeping Saskatchewan free of PED. Although Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has spread throughout the U.S. over the past year, in Canada the infection has been contained to several cases in Ontario with isolated cases in Manitoba, Quebec and PEI.
For full story »

Can AIAO Breeding Practices Break the Lifecycle of PEDV?

With the aim to break the lifecycle of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus in breeding units without the use of drugs or non-existent vaccines, Mark Anderson of Absolute Swine Insemination Co. (ASIC) has set up a discussion group for pig producers, veterinarians and others involved in the sector.
For full story »

A cohort study on Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae colonisation in suckling piglets

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae causes respiratory disease in pigs and despite the use of preventive measures such as vaccination and antimicrobials clinical outbreaks still occur.
For full story »

 

Press Releases

February 21, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Swine Health Board Elects new Chair
Read press release »

January 23, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Confirmed in Canada
Read press release »

October 24, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Encourages Flu Shots for Producers and Farm Personnel
Read press release »

July 25, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Update on Diagnostics for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
Read press release »

July 11, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Launches Special Webpage for PED Information
Read press release »

 

Related Releases

May 28, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) outbreak investigation in the United States
Read press release »