Swine Health Information Center

Reflection On Swine Health Information Center Beginnings

This is a look back on the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) as it passes through its second year. In the next several months, Dr. Paul Sundberg, SHIC's Executive Director, will be sharing updates to producers and looking for feedback on how the center is working.

Below is a timeline of several key SHIC related presentations to help understand the background and the direction SHIC is currently taking.

Swine Health Center Update To Animal Health Community

Swine Health Center UpdateSwine Health Center Update Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), is focused on the non-regulatory trans boundary diseases. With the mission of protecting and enhancing the health of the US swine herd, SHIC aims to weave together people, data, processes, and analysis to help the industry stay tuned and prepared. Dr. Sundberg shares the SHIC plan of work and details on who is involved with the animal health experts attending the 2016 NIAA Annual Conference: From Farm to Table - Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture [video].

Update: Swine Health Monitoring, Analysis, And Plans

Preparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center UpdatePreparing for potential and emerging swine diseases: Swine Health Information Center Update Dr. Paul Sundberg, Executive Director, Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), shares an update on the first year of SHIC in operation. Dr. Sundberg outlines the Swine Health Monitoring and Analysis Group and the Swine Disease Matrix Project. Key messages include that trusted data sharing is a must for all producers to benefit, developing risk analysis models will help farm risk planning, and that close coordination between all parties is a must. Dr. Sundberg closes with the specific example of Seneca Valley Virus and how SHIC played a key part [video].

Launching The Swine Health Information Center

The Swine Health Information Center - A New Defense for the IndustryA New Defense for the Industry Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines how the new Swine Health Information Center will operate and help producers better prepare for a national system for animal disease monitoring and control. With support from a variety of organizations, the Swine Health Information Center will provide more attention of diseases in grow-finish units, notify if something unusual is occurring, help with informative diagnostic lab submissions, and help change biosecurity to fit the needs [video].

Staying Ahead Of The Wave

Working On Our Preparedness, Producer UpdatePreparation Always Forefront Dr. Paul Sundberg, Science & Technology, National Pork Board, shares thoughts on the state of preparedness of pork operations for animal diseases, like porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). While the mystery of how PEDv came into the USA is still unknown, discovery of PEDV has created the opportunity to implement and improve communication, coordination, and collaboration. Dr. Sundberg outlines the value of the Swine Health Information Center and the Center's next steps.

Animal Diseases Will Always Be Around, What Are We Doing?

Emerging Disease Response Planning Updates, Working on Our PreparednessWorking on Our Preparedness Dr. Paul Sundberg, Vice President, Science and Technology, National Pork Board, outlines what the past porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) has done to change approaches to dealing with animal diseases. Dr. Sundberg details the Swine Pathogen Matrix Project and the changes implemented to work through swine diseases as they appear and staying prepared.

PEDv, Staying Prepared For The Next One

PEDV - Lessons Learned in Preparation for the Next Event What Can We Learn? Paul Sundberg, DVM, PhD, Vice President, National Pork Board, suggests that there have been lessons learned but there are most likely more to learn. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the US continues to be the focus of the pork industry and there are still operations getting infected. Dr. Sundberg shares key points: sharing data and analysis is key; producers are accepting that data sharing is part of the solution; and you can't be comfortable or complacent.

Swine Health Information Center
The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) [official link] is focused on swine health monitoring and analysis and the Swine Disease Matrix Project to help capture, organize, and understand disease information in support of anticipating the next disease outbreak and help minimize business disruption.

This information page about the Swine Health Information Center lists them in most recent one first and oldest last. The Featured section highlights some of the key presentations about SHIC. And all the information about SHIC on SwineCast may be found in the All Swine Health Information Center Material section.