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Could we improve animal welfare by harnessing human culture?
Interview with the author: "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics: The evolving story of our relationship with farm animals"....
African swine fever in China: 87 cases and counting
African swine fever has taken its toll on China's pigs but what are the real impacts on the industry as the 87th case is confirmed?...
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Tools for the reduction or substitution of antibiotics in animal feed diets are already available. However, vaccination remains the most important tool for disease prevention. A different antibiotic strategy now needs to be applied, one that incorporates...
Why gilt health is key to managing Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Applying the Infection Chain™ and Prevention Chain™...
Nutriad 2018 mycotoxin survey in France: high levels of deoxynivalenol identified
In the last 30 years it has become clearer that commonly occurring fungi growing in foods and feeds may produce toxins, known as mycotoxins. These toxins have been responsible for major epidemics in man and animals in the past. ...
Nutriad Great Britain and Ireland 2018 mycotoxin survey in wheat
The presence of mycotoxins in feed and foodstuffs is an important concern for human and animal health. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Claviceps species of fungi are ubiquitous in nature and under ideal conditions, often infect crops and forages in the field,...
Nutriad Poland 2018: survey of mycotoxins in wheat
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals....
Study reveals big differences in ileitis vaccines
Study results showed significantly fewer intestinal lesions were found in pigs vaccinated with Enterisol Ileitis than those vaccinated with the competitor’s vaccine or the control group ...
Pig producers worldwide benefit from genetic progress
New genetic techniques are increasing the productivity, efficiency, and yield of PIC pigs at a remarkable rate. This increased rate of genetic progress is showing as accelerated improvement in commercial pig farms. And there is more to come!...
Quarterly China pork report by IQC Insights - Q3 2018
The latest quarterly pork report not only reviews the production and demand situation as well as evolution of key prices in China’s pork market, but also forecasts the market trend for the next three months from November 2018 to January 2019. ...
Great leadership delivers great results by Zoetis CEO, Juan Ramón Alaix
Zoetis Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix offers his perspective on the qualities and attributes of leaders who deliver great business results....
Turning the corner on antibiotic misuse in West Africa's pork
Pig farmers’ overuse of antibiotics in West Africa has improved performance and livelihoods, but at a potentially catastrophic price. With resistance to a number of key antimicrobials showing up across the region, researchers and a growing number of...
Coping with compassion fatigue in the swine industry
Those who work with livestock regularly have to perform pain-inducing procedures on their animals and make end-of-life decisions, but what are the impacts of this on their mental health?...
Can acid supplements replace copper in pig diets?
With the long-awaited changes to the copper levels allowed in animal feeds now officially in effect, finding alternatives to copper is higher on the industry agenda than ever before...
Comparative dynamics of the humoral immune response elicited by three inactivated vaccines against swine erysipelas and porcine parvovirus: Part 1
The protective role of specific antibodies against Swine Erysipelas (SE) and Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) enhanced through vaccination is key to control infectious reproductive problems in sows [1]. Therefore, the evaluation of SE-serological response enables...
Comparative dynamics of the humoral immune response elicited by three inactivated vaccines against swine erysipelas and porcine parvovirus: Part 2
The protective role of specific antibodies against Swine Erysipelas (SE) and Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) enhanced through vaccination is key to control infectious reproductive problems in sows [1]. In this study, the comparative dynamics of post-vaccination...
How can precision feeding reduce aggression in your pig herd?
Aggression and abnormal biting behaviour in pigs is a multifaceted problem, however, changes in feeding methods may help in reducing the occurrence of such behaviour...
A study into the efficacy of PRRS vaccine in a Korean swine farm
In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of Ingelvac® PRRS MLV piglet vaccination in a Korean swine farm that co-infected with PRRSV-1 and PRRSV-2....
Piglets have allergies too: post-weaning lag caused by sensitivity to soy protein
Early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag", but is it hypersensitivity to soy protein that is causing this? ...
Is this clostridial disease the cause of sudden deaths in your herd?
The clostridial disease: neglected but always present...
Top tips for reducing aggression in sows and boars
Uncontrolled aggression in pigs, both towards conspecifics and towards humans, can be catastrophic. Irene Camerlink, researcher at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, provides tips on how to predict and reduce instances of aggression in boars...
 
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