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News Updates: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vilsack comments on PEDv reporting

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to slow the spread of this disease across the United States. 
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PED Update in US: Outbreaks in 30 States

The total number of farms that have tested positive for the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus now stands at 5,790, writes Jackie Linden. With Virginia and Vermont reporting outbreaks, PED has now affected 30 US states.
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Interaction between single-dose Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus vaccines on dually infected pigs

The present study provides swine practitioners and producers with efficient vaccination regimes; vaccination against M. hyopneumoniae is the first step in protecting pigs against co-infection with M. hyopneumoniae and PRRSV.
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News Updates: Friday, April 18, 2014

Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) Member Companies Agree to Phase-Out Uses of Medically Important Antibiotics for Growth Promotion and Support Increased Veterinary Oversight of Medically Important Antibiotics Used in Animal Feed and Water

Members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) announced today their intent to work with the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), Health Canada to align all affected antibiotics with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy on prudent use of antibiotics. Under the policy, the growth promotion uses of medically important antibiotics will be phased out in conjunction with the implementation of veterinary oversight for the therapeutic antibiotics used in feed and water. FDA anticipates the new policy will be fully phased in over the next three years, and Health Canada’s recent “Notice to Stakeholders” indicates that timelines align.
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USDA considers mandatory reports of deadly pig virus outbreaks: industry group

The United States is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states.
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Efficacy of early Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccination against mixed respiratory disease in older fattening pigs

The present field study investigated the efficacy of early Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccination in a farrow-to-finish pig herd with respiratory disease late in the fattening period due to combined infections with M hyopneumoniae and viral pathogens.
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Press Releases

February 21, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadian Swine Health Board Elects new Chair
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January 23, 2014 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) Confirmed in Canada
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October 24, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Encourages Flu Shots for Producers and Farm Personnel
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July 25, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — Update on Diagnostics for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea
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July 11, 2013 — OTTAWA, Ontario — CSHB Launches Special Webpage for PED Information
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Related Releases

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