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SHIC Monitoring Newly Identified Swine Disease in Ecuador

ProMED, a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, published an article on September 22, 2022, reporting an undiagnosed swine disease in Ecuador. This report stated CSF has been ruled out in the Esmeraldas province after a disease alert was raised on September 7, 2022. No additional alerts have been issued.

The lab at Agrocalidad, Ecuador's agriculture quality assurance agency, tested two dozen samples, subsequently issuing the negative results for CSF. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in Ecuador is engaged and the ProMED report said sites where the undiagnosed disease were located had been visited with sanitary work carried out.

The "Global Program - Transboundary Animal Diseases" (GF-TADs) is a joint initiative of the WOAH and FAO to help in the fight against the most significant transboundary animal diseases around the world. Because of USDA's continued offer for diagnostic assistance through the Caribbean as well as Central and South America, the GF-TADS is aware of the outbreak and has offered additional diagnostic support from laboratories recognized by WOAH for their ability to confidently process diagnostic samples and test for ASF.

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Sheep Farming: Another Day On The Farm!

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At Ewetopia Farms, it is another day on the farm. In other words, we go through our daily routines of feeding the sheep. And feeding time when lambs are around, also means lamb races! While watching the lambs play, we decided that they need more bedding in their pen. We cracked open our first of the barley straw we made this summer. However, things didn't go as planned as far as rolling out bedding goes. The lambs do so well in the Coveralls that we also trimmed more hooves and released more sheep from the lambing jugs so they can join the others in the Coveralls shortly. We ended the day with a nighttime feeding of the bottle babies. I hope you enjoy your day with us on the farm!