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Avian influenza Northey

More animal disease emergency funds sought in Iowa

Iowa agriculture secretary requests additional $150,000 for animal disease emergency preparation
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has requested an additional $150,000 for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Animal Industry Bureau to provide additional support for preparations for and potential response to a foreign animal disease outbreak.
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18 diseases feral swine could carry

List of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases proves the need to protect herds, people from feral swine
I had often heard about how dangerous and destructive feral swine can be, but what I had heard became more relevant when my family saw two of them in a wooded area near our campsite in a state park in Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend.
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Canada confirms 45 PEDV positive sites

PEDV has been found in 45 sites in Southeast Manitoba, Canada according to the Manitoba Pork Council.
Since May of this year, there have been 45 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) cases confirmed in Manitoba, Canada, according to the Manitoba government website. Prior to May there had only been 10 cases since 2014.
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PEDv vaccine passes immunity from sow to piglets

Immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus passed via sows' milk to their new-born piglets.
The vaccine was developed by Sanphar Asia using artificial cell membranes from ACM Biolabs. An earlier study showed that both oral and injected formulations provided immunity against PED virus in weaning pigs.
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Piglet diarrheas: A common problem explained

Scours are the most common health concern of piglets, and understanding the factors involved will help producers prevent outbreaks.
Scours, or diarrhea, are the excretion of feces containing excess fluid. There can be a variety of causes, and therefore a multifaceted approach to prevention is necessary.
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One Smithfield

Smithfield Foods CEO: We ‘finally got it right’ in 2015

Pork company has experienced great financial success since restructuring through the One Smithfield initiative
It was roughly one year ago when Smithfield Foods announced it was restructuring in what it called the “One Smithfield” initiative. It appears the company’s new CEO couldn’t be more pleased with how the initiative has worked so far.
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