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Enriching sow environment and diet improves sow welfare, early piglet survival
New research confirms that environmental stress during gestation can influence piglet health and mortality after birth. [1]...
One-dose PCV2 vaccine is equal to two-dose regimen
FLEXcombo® is also effective against PCV2d strain...
What’s fighting your phytase?
There are many schools of thought on the relative value of an inorganic source of mineral versus an organic source of mineral....
What to expect when you're expecting Brexit
The pig industry is one of many concerned about its future when March 2019 arrives and Brexit becomes official, but what has been achieved so far and what can we expect in 2019?...
Countering contamination – biosecurity best practice in action
Improvements to biosecurity have made accidental exposure to disease on pig farms less common. With every disease outbreak farmers and researchers learn how to make pig barns more secure....
9 for ‘19: Digital technology for the pig industry
How will hog production be affected by the rise in digital technologies for agriculture, and what products are already available to be tried and tested?...
AMR in pig production – colistin under the spotlight
Antimicrobial resistance does not respect geographical, political or species boundaries so how is the pig industry responding to reduce its impacts on human and animal health?...
Alternatives to zinc oxide for more potent piglets
The nutritional and environmental experiences by weaning piglets contribute to gastro-intestinal and immune system disturbances....
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...
 
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