SHIC’s Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Report Renewed for 2023

Nov 07, 2022

Since March 2018, the Swine Health Information Center's (SHIC) Domestic Swine Disease Monitoring Report has been published monthly on its website and in its newsletter. Funded by SHIC and produced by the Swine Disease Reporting System team, the report provides real-time updates on megatrends of disease agent activity over time, age group, specimen, and states using data from five midwestern VDLs. During their October board meeting, the SHIC Board of Directors voted to continue funding the program for 2023.

In their renewal proposal, SDRS staff will maintain current aggregated PCR detection databases for PRRSV, PEDV, PDCoV, TGEV, IAV, PCV2, and MHP. IAV and PCV2 were added to the monitoring report in 2022. In response to a survey conducted by SHIC seeking input for improvements in the SDRS report, educational material with interpretation of reports and charts via short videos will be added in 2023. This digital multimedia content would be featured on the SDRS website and shared via link in reports provided to SHIC.

Interest in broadening the SDRS pathogen list was shared via the survey, as well as by the SHIC Monitoring and Analysis Working Group members considering the renewal proposal. Suggestions included E. coli, PCV3, Salmonella sp., and Brachyspira sp. with plans to add each in 2023 currently being considered. Another request from the SHIC survey and endorsed by Working Group members was incorporation of regional data analysis into the report, which currently represents collated data from all five VDLs.

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