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From the brink of extinction: Zimbabwe's pork industry
Zimbabwe has a tumultuous history within agriculture and producers are seeking positive change, particularly within pig farming. Here, Ian Nkala writes about the factors that have contributed to the demise of the swine industry in Zimbabwe, and the challenges...
Zinc oxide alternatives for weaned pigs: organic acids and MCFAs
As concern for the use of Zinc oxide in pig feed grows, pig producers are looking for alternatives that can achieve similar results, writes Matthew Wedzerai, an experienced writer in the pig husbandry and animal feed industry. ...
African Swine Fever: learn the facts, save your pigs
With the rapid emergence of cases of African swine fever identified within Europe, it is important to maintain high standards of biosecurity, know the signs of the disease, and, equally as critical, know how to stop the spread....
The Vietnam Swine Crisis: This Little Piggy Probably Won’t be Going to Market!
Swine farming plays an integral part in Vietnam’s agricultural output. Between 2013 and 2016, Vietnam’s local hog population grew at 11.0 per cent, leading to a supply of 54.46 million pigs....
Diagnostics Critical in Effort to Eradicate PRRS Virus
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) costs the global pig industry hundreds of millions of Euros each year, writes Nardy Robben, Product Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific....
Pig Pens: A Look at Mirrors and Mats
What a pig sees when it looks into a mirror may help Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists improve livestock housing....
Inside a Thriving Jamaican Pork Farm
Pig products are big in Jamaica – it’s not just Usain Bolt who loves his jerk pork. But what’s the current outlook for domestic producers? To find out, Stuart Lumb heads to a Montego Bay family business to get a farmer’s-eye perspective....
Vaccination with Ingelvac PRRSFLEX® EU in Four Week Old Piglets Showed Efficacy During a Naturally Occurring Field Infection in Spain
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) is one of the major pathogens in pigs that have a significant economic impact on the swine industry worldwide....
Successful Mycotoxin Management: Mission Possible
Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by naturally occurring metabolic processes in fungi. Mycotoxins can invade the seeds before the actual harvest whilst the crop is still on the field, or alternatively, mould growth can occur during storage at the...
The Use of Mycotoxin Deactivators to Reduce the Effects of Mycotoxins on Pig Growth, Organ Health and Immune Status during Chronic Exposure
More than a century ago, plant pathologists in Europe and the United States associated wheat head blight with infections by Fusarium graminearum (F. graminearum), which produces deoxynivalenol (DON) and Nivalenol (NIV). F. graminearum is a plant pathogen...
Growing Performance Improvement after Using PRRS MLV at 3weeks Old Piglets in a Korean Swine Farm
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes respiratory disease in nursery and grow-finisher pigs and reproductive failure in sows and boars.1...
Reducing ZnO by Changing Gut Microbiota
Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in the metabolism of swine and as such is an essential trace element for growing pigs. The element is also known to have negative side effects. Which alternatives exist?...
Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Modified Live PRRSv Vaccine in Bred Gilts and Sows
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) can be devastating to breeding herds, due to losses resulting from reproductive failure....
Animal Nutrition Severely Affected by Mycotoxins: Can Mycotoxins be Managed?
Mycotoxins are highly toxic secondary metabolic products of molds. Mycotoxin producing molds damage crops which can cause great economic losses at all levels of food and feed production. ...
Alleviating Soybean Allergenic Proteins Hindering Nursery Performance
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been characterized by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes Cassio Villela, Sr. Swine Marketing Specialist,...
PRRSV and H1N1 Detection in Individual Blood Samples, Nasal Swabs and Pen Oral Fluids in Longitudinal Study in Post Weaning Pigs
Oral fluids have recently been used as a surveillance tool for Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), Swine Influenza virus ( SIV) and Porcine circovirus-2 (PCV-2) using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)....
Veterinary View on Streptococcus Suis
Supporting intestinal health with SANACORE®EN has unique health benefits....
Do these Pants Make me Look Fat?
Obviously, there is never a right answer....
The Economics of PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically significant disease that can impact both the breeding and the wean-to-finish phases of production. (1)...
Feeding Mycotoxins to Animals Increases the Mycotoxins Risk to Humans
Mycotoxins are highly toxic secondary metabolic products of molds. Mycotoxin producing molds damage crops which can cause great economic losses at all levels of food and feed production. ...
Comparison of Brachyspira Hyodysenteriae Isolates Recovered from Pigs in Apparently Healthy Multiplier Herds with Isolates from Herds with Swine Dysentery
This study by Tom La, et al, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia, aimed to determine whether B. hyodysenteriae isolates from pigs in three healthy German multiplier herds supplying gilts to other farms differed...
State of the Art PRRS Diagnostics: A Road Map for the Practical Application of Diagnostics to Determine Herd Current Status
Understanding the current status of a herd is paramount to the successful development and execution of a PRRS control program. ...
 
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