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Farmers reconsider using ASF vaccines as virus spreads

ASF outbreaks in Vietnam have spurred pig farmers to reconsider vaccines as a solution, despite previous doubts. Concerns about vaccine effectiveness and Vietnam's limited...

Multi-epitope vaccines – a promising solution for FMD control

Since FMD monovalent vaccines fail to offer protection due to their limited strain coverage, multi-epitope vaccines can provide broad and effective immunity for pigs...

Mard’s draft decree offers hope for epidemic-hit pig farmers

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Mard) has proposed paying pig farmers USD 1.57/kg for animals lost to disease or culling. The proposal...

Defined criteria for correct diagnosis of PCV2

There are defined criteria for the correct diagnosis of PCV2. Dr Roman Krejci, Veterinary Services Manager for Swine Vaccines at Ceva Santé Animale said...

Identification of PCV3 and PCV4

Since the discovery of PCV2, other types have been identified, namely PCV3 and PCV4, based on two open reading frames, according to Dr Roman...

PCV2 associated with several disease syndromes

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a crucial pig virus and is associated with several disease syndromes in the nursery and more importantly, in...

Preventing porcine circovirus (PCV)

Porcine circovirus (PCV) is a widespread virus globally. While PCV1 has long been known as a common contaminant in laboratory cell cultures, it is...

ASF outbreaks challenge Vietnam’s disease resistance

Vietnam is currently facing significant challenges in containing ASF outbreaks that are on the rise. The nation's efforts in implementing biosecurity measures and deploying...

Indonesian pig producers warned of HP-PRRS

Indonesian pig producers have been warned to be alert for the potential spread of high pathogenic PRRS (HP-PRRS). Bintang Mas Kamdoro, Swine and Ruminant...

Lung lesions detected at slaughter reveal pig health problems

Not all pigs come to the slaughterhouse healthy. Recent studies have shown that lung lesions are commonly detected in slaughterhouses, highlighting significant health and...

Europe to test the feasibility of new ASF vaccine

A new project to develop the next-generation ASF vaccine has been launched by Hipra, with support from the EU’s Horizon Europe program. The VAX4ASF...

Invisible disease snatching profits from pig farms

Ileitis is an invisible disease present in 96% of farms globally. The enteric disease affects the pigs’ nutrition absorption, causing low weight gain, diarrhea,...

Korea’s new ASF outbreak kills 5500 pigs

Korea has reported a new ASF outbreak after two months of being ASF-free, once again raising the alarm about the potential risk of wild...

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