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The Caribbean Animal Health Network (CaribVET) is encouraging stakeholders in all pork industries in the Caribbean to take every precaution to prevent the introduction into the countries of the viral disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED). PED has been present in both Europe and Asia for some time but since the first case was identified in the United States of America in April last year, the disease has spread rapidly to 27 states, across the border into Canada and was recently confirmed in Colombia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Genetic analysis revealed that the epidemic is due to a new highly pathogenic strain of the virus, closely related to a Chinese strain that first emerged four years ago.

PED causes severe diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration in pigs of all ages and mortality rates of up to 100% in suckling piglets...

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On June 13th 2014 the Dominican Republic notified the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) of the presence of PED in the country. The outbreak began on the 12th November 2013 and was confirmed using real time RT- PCR, viral isolation and...
Recently the OIE has been reporting Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea as an emerging disease in the USA, Japan and Canada. It is not an OIE listed disease but some countries already have made it a notifiable disease. Clinical signs include diarrhoea,...
CaribVET is organizing its 9th steering committee meeting on 5th and 6th May in Havana. Following the meeting, the Chief Veterinary Officers (CVOs) of the steering committee will, for the first time, attend the Second International Conference on...
Belmopan, 3rd March 2014 The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) mounted “Operation Macaw” on February 25 – 27, 2014, simulating response to a hypothetical outbreak of low pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) detected in backyard poultry in a...
The 5th meeting of the Swine Disease Working Group (SD WG) was held at the Hotel Blau Marina in Varadero, Cuba from the 4th to 6th September 2013. This Meeting was combined with the final OIE Laboratory Twinning Workshop between CENSA, Cuba and the...

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CIRAD Guadeloupe, CMAEE - Control of Emerging and Exotic Animal Diseases - mixed Cirad/Inra research unit recruits 3 scientists as part...

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