Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Flu Vaccination can Protect Human, Pig Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In anticipation of this flu season, the Pork Checkoff is reminding producers, farm personnel, veterinarians and others who have contact with pigs to get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 51441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com OIE: Porcine Plasma Products Not Source of PEDV Infection http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/oie-porcine-plasma-products-not-source-pedv-infection <div class="field-byline"> Source: World Organization for Animal Health </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed that blood products are not the source of PEDV infection in feed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/oie-porcine-plasma-products-not-source-pedv-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/oie-porcine-plasma-products-not-source-pedv-infection#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health Nutrition PEDV Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:02:00 +0000 51381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understanding PEDV Diagnostic Tests and Tools http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/understanding-pedv-diagnostic-tests-and-tools <div class="field-byline"> Compiled from faculty from the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory by Kent Schwartz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Porcine epidemic diarrhea – the disease (PED) and the virus that causes it (PEDV) – currently dominate pork producers’ concerns as colder months approach. Detecting evidence for presence of the virus is done by using any of a number of different diagnostic tests. Diagnostic tests can be viewed as “diagnostic tools.” Like a mechanic’s shop, some of the tools are better suited for certain jobs than others, and not every shop has the same repertoire of tools. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/understanding-pedv-diagnostic-tests-and-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/understanding-pedv-diagnostic-tests-and-tools#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:14:00 +0000 51231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Course to Explore PEDV and Assessing Biosecurity in the Feed Supply Chain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/course-explore-pedv-and-assessing-biosecurity-feed-supply-chain <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota’s ADVET-S program is offering a new course on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) focusing on the assessment of biosecurity in the swine feed supply chain. This course will be held from October 6 -19, 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/course-explore-pedv-and-assessing-biosecurity-feed-supply-chain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/course-explore-pedv-and-assessing-biosecurity-feed-supply-chain#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:52:00 +0000 51021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Groups Respond to White House Executive Order On Antibiotic Resistance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/groups-respond-white-house-executive-order-antibiotic-resistance <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council, American Meat Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A variety of agricultural groups responded to the news that President Obama had signed an Executive Order on Sept. 18, directing key federal departments and agencies to take action to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/groups-respond-white-house-executive-order-antibiotic-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/groups-respond-white-house-executive-order-antibiotic-resistance#comments Food Animal Report Health Antibiotics Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:44:00 +0000 51011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com President Obama Signs Executive Order, Releases Antibiotic Resistance Strategy http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/president-obama-signs-executive-order-releases-antibiotic-resistance-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Source: President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order directing key Federal departments and agencies to take action to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/president-obama-signs-executive-order-releases-antibiotic-resistance-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/president-obama-signs-executive-order-releases-antibiotic-resistance-strategy#comments Health Antibiotics Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:05:00 +0000 51001 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Zoetis Granted Conditional License for PEDV Vaccine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/zoetis-granted-conditional-license-pedv-vaccine <div class="field-byline"> Source: Zoetis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork producers will have a second vaccine option in the battle against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Zoetis Inc. announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a conditional license for a PEDV vaccine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/zoetis-granted-conditional-license-pedv-vaccine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/zoetis-granted-conditional-license-pedv-vaccine#comments Food Animal Report Health Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:34:00 +0000 50601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PEDV Immunity: Past and Present http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-immunity-past-and-present <div class="field-byline"> Michael Murtaugh, Cheryl Dvorak, Suzanne Stone Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul </div> <div class="field-deck"> How long does immunity last? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting a handle on immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has been difficult. First, it was the absence of antigen reagents to measure serological responses. Then it was trying to figure out if sows really had to show clinical sickness to develop immunity, and if the serological response after feedback really did disappear in a matter of weeks. Working with commercial sow herds in North Carolina, Iowa, and Minnesota, we found that, after one good feedback exposure, sows with or without clinical signs routinely became infected and shed PEDV, but amount of shedding was less in non-clinical sows.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-immunity-past-and-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-immunity-past-and-present#comments PEDV Health PEDV Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:53:00 +0000 50541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PEDV Conference Planned Sept. 23-25 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pedv-conference-planned-sept-23-25 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn more about the federal government’s role in fighting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) at the upcoming international conference on novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases (nSECD) in Chicago, IL, Sept. 23-25, 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pedv-conference-planned-sept-23-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pedv-conference-planned-sept-23-25#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Biosecurity Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:00 +0000 50361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Managing Risk of Custom Manure Application and PEDV Spread http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity measures have been standard operating procedure for custom manure applicators for a long time, but the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has forced them to revisit or step up their practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread#comments Animal Well-Being Business PEDV Health Biosecurity Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 50191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com