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Tuesday 30 September 2014

Switzerland

26th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

The 26th Conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Regional Commission for Europe, attended by 53 Member Countries from the Region, was held in Bern (Switzerland) from 22 to 26 September 2014. It was organised in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office.

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Tuesday 20 August 2013

Switzerland

In the red for the rest of 2013: humanity’s demands exceed Earth’s carrying capacity

Today, 20 August, is Earth Overshoot Day – when humanity has used as much renewable natural resources as our planet can regenerate in one year. For the rest of 2013, we are “in the red” – effectively “overdrawn” on the balance sheet of nature’s goods and services that we require to survive.

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Monday 15 July 2013

Switzerland

The market leader for transmission components increasingly focusing on transmission solutions

Since 1983, Oerlikon Graziano has manufactured more than 20 million synchronizer units for agricultural vehicles, construction equipment, trucks, sports cars and a variety of off-highway vehicles: “We are the market leader in tractor synchronization and are helping farmers, particularly those in emerging countries, become more efficient,” says Andrea Serra, Product Manager for Synchro and Powershift Design at Oerlikon Graziano.

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Tuesday 07 May 2013

Switzerland

Pig genetics

It’s a matter of genetics: Not all pigs are susceptible to oedema disease.

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Tuesday 05 March 2013

Switzerland

GM crops

The Swiss government will create a permanently protected area on federal land for experiments with genetically modified (GM) crops.

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Saturday 23 February 2013

Switzerland

More drugs for our pigs

A new vaccine against edema disease in piglets has been developed and launched by German vaccine specialists, IDT Biologika. Ecoporc Shiga induces a high level of immunity against shigatoxin, produced by E coli bacteria which cause edema.

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Sunday 16 December 2012

Switzerland

Rising instability together with weak veterinary services pose a threat to world security

OIE Director General Bernard Vallat urges BWC Members to strengthen Veterinary Services as key players for animal health surveillance, response and biosafety

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Friday 14 December 2012

Switzerland

Pig semen problems

Swiss veterinary authorities have culled all pigs on a farm in Eastern Switzerland as a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) infection had spread to other pigs.

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Monday 08 October 2012

Switzerland

Biofuels

The controversial debate over the sustainability of biofuels has been reignited by new research from Swiss-based research institute Empa.

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Friday 31 August 2012

Switzerland

Big plans from AB Vista

AB Vista appoints Provet new Swiss distributor

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Sunday 08 January 2012

Switzerland

Farmer fined over a cow

A Swiss farmer has been fined after he was found guilty of driving his jeep into one his own cows.

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Tuesday 03 January 2012

Switzerland

Pig industry problems

In Lucerne, Switzerland over a 1,000 pigs will be heading for slaughter following the discovery of a respiratory disease, with 200 already culled.

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Tuesday 06 December 2011

Switzerland

Poultry and rabbit housing

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Centre for Proper Housing: Poultry and Rabbits, in Zollikofen, Switzerland studied the influence of nest-floor slope on the nest choice of laying hens.

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Thursday 22 September 2011

Switzerland

Pig research

Combined Swiss-French research has shown that the presence of benzoic acid in pig feed does not have any lasting negative effects on bones of growing pigs.

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Saturday 04 June 2011

Switzerland

Changes at feed company

Feed additives company Pancosma, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has appointed Clément Soulet as new marketing manager.

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Monday 30 May 2011

Switzerland

Natural breeding

A Swiss researcher has developed a new apple that is resistant to disease, appealing to the palate, and easy to grow, all without using genetic modification.

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Sunday 10 April 2011

Switzerland

A boost for farmers

Swiss agriculture is set to receive a boost with the government announcing financial support to the sector of SFr13.67 billion ($15.2 billion) between 2014 and 2017.

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