UK Pig Industry Tackles Antibiotic Use

UK - The use of antibiotics in UK pig production came under the spotlight at a workshop attended by representatives from across the industry.

EU Pig Prices: Continuing to Stabilise

EU - The situation is continuing to stabilise on the European pig slaughter market.

Global Pork Markets Cool Down

GLOBAL - The previously heated international pork markets are showing signs of cooling down, according to Rabobank's fourth-quarter report on the global pork industry.

Two New Outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Lithuania

LITHUANIA - There has been two new outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) reported and confirmed in the Alytus and Vilnius regions of the country.

Positive Results with Oral Fluid Sampling for Pigs

UK - Oral fluid sampling will offer UK pig producers a stress-free way to monitor herd disease levels, using cotton rope for pigs to chew.

Japan's Pig Industry Troubled by PED Again

JAPAN - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has returned to the island of Honshu, killing more pigs and losses are mounting. According to 47 News, PED has been confirmed in 70 pigs in the Tahara region of Aichi prefecture in the south of Honshu island.

Animal Health Week: Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention to the important role played by veterinarians in keeping animals, and, in turn, humans, healthy through the appropriate use of antibiotics.

New Project to Measure Boar Taint on Slaughterhouse Line

UK - A new project aims to explore how technology can be used in slaughterhouses to prevent meat with boar taint from reaching consumers.

Record US Pork Sector Profits Caused by PEDV

US - The US industry has moved quickly to take advantage of record profits and backfill productivity losses caused by porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV), reports Steve Meyer for the National Hog Farmer.

Issues Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

US - The National Pork Producers Council issued a statement agreeing with the President’s actions by acknowledging that “more epidemiological research is needed to understand the key drivers of increased antibiotic resistance.”