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Swine H1N1 vaccine receives conditional license

December 14, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first conditional license for a pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine for swine to Pfizer Animal Health. The vaccine is intended to protect pigs from developing the virus.

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Investigating the H1N1 threat

December 1, 2009

Ames, Iowa — While the first known cat tested positive for the H1N1influenza virus, veterinary immunologists say more research is needed to understand the risks of cat-to-cat transmission.

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Iowa State manufactures, ships what they say is first swine H1N1 vaccine

November 25, 2009

Ames, Iowa -- Iowa State University has developed and shipped what they say is the first H1N1 vaccine available for swine to a producer in Indiana.

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Swine vets asked to report H1N1 suspicions to state officials

November 19, 2009

National Report -- The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) is asking veterinarians to reach out to state health officials first if they suspect an H1N1 outbreak in a swine herd.

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Pigs join the ranks of domesticated animals with sequenced genomes

November 14, 2009

Champaign, Ill. -- Dogs, cats, cows, horses, and now pigs. A first draft of the swine genome has been mapped, according to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Animal welfare: When emotion and science collide

November 1, 2009

When it comes to animal welfare, is it too late for diplomacy or have the battle lines already been drawn?

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H1N1 found in Minnesota pigs, Oregon ferret

October 21, 2009

National Report -- Tests confirm that pigs at the recent Minnesota State Fair were infected with H1N1 influenza virus. They are the first swine in the country to be found with the 2009 pandemic virus.

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Fear over H1N1 detection brings down swine disease samples

September 25, 2009

National Report -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture, concerned about a perceived drop in swine disease samples from pork producers, is urging veterinarians to continue monitoring herds for a variety of diseases, including the H1N1 influenza virus.

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Human H1N1 vaccines are on their way

September 17, 2009

Veterinarians may want to get in line early to receive the H1N1 vaccines recently approved by FDA.

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