Swine Disease Reporting System Expands Near Real-Time Disease Information


By Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)

via FarmJournal's Pork - November 22, 2021


The Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)-funded Swine Disease Reporting System (SDRS) initiative aggregates diagnostic data from the Iowa State, Kansas State, University of Minnesota, South Dakota State and Ohio State (beginning in October 2021) veterinary diagnostic labs (VDLs), providing monthly reports and podcasts to SHIC and online interactive dashboards.


The database now includes more than 950,000 unique VDL submissions tested by PCR for the five U.S. porcine endemic agents: porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDV), porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), transmissible gastroenteritis (TGEV), and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. Monthly etiologic summaries of digestive, respiratory and neurologic diagnostics from the Iowa State VDL are also reported. Interactive online dashboards with filtering capabilities for age category, specimen, geographic region, are kept updated and are available on the project website.


The SDRS is the only publicly available source of swine health information from U.S. VDLs. It is also the only source of information on pathogen activity in all age groups (from boar studs to grow-finish pigs). More than 110 monitoring algorithms are currently implemented in the SDRS background to detect changes early in the pattern of agent detection. In addition to SHIC’s website and newsletter, SDRS reports are sent by email to more than 270 registered receivers from 129 organizations/institutions from seven countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Germany, and Spain) and monthly audio and video reports are distributed on the project website, YouTube channel, Swine Cast platform and LinkedIn...