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Don't let swine influenza be complicated
The influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is always evolving, and there aren’t always clinical signs....
Genetic diversity, changing clinical picture and make IAV-S detection challenging
Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) remains among the top health challenges facing the US swine industry and, worse yet, it may be on the increase....
Training Caregivers to Spot Sick Pigs Early Leads to Higher Performance, Lower Mortality
Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. “Sustainable Health” is a series of articles about common health issues in today’s...
Using Diagnostics to Optimize PCV2 Vaccination
Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork. This is the first in a series of articles about common health problems in today’s swine...
Individual Pig Care Programme Improves Performance and Health in Nursery-growing Pigs
A programme called 'Individual Pig Care' from Zoetis improved production and promoted more effective management with more targeted use of medication, according to this new study....
Effects of Immunological Castration on Changes in Dressing Percentage and Carcass Characteristics of Finishing Pigs
Immunologically castrated male pigs lost more liveweight during transport and lairage than physically castrated males, intact males or gilts, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
Identification of Helicobacter suis in Pig-producing Regions of the United States
More than half of the pigs tested in five states showed signs of colonisation with Helicobacter suis bacteria in their stomachs, a pathogen that has been linked with gastric ulcers and similar lesions....
Fostera PRRS: Duration of Immunity Study
Fostera PRRS helps defend growing pigs against respiratory disease associated with PRRSV throughout the entire production cycle, allowing pigs to maximise post-challenge weight gains, says Zoetis. ...
Evaluation of Late-Gestation Gilts and Sows Following Accidental Exposure to Fostera PRRS Virus
Two Zoetis studies reported here confirm that accidental exposure to the Fostera PRRS vaccine virus at 90 days of gestation does not compromise the health or farrowing performance of naive sows/gilts....
Comparative Evaluation of One- and Two-Dose PCV and M. hyopneumoniae Vaccination Protocols in Swine Challenged with PCV and M. hyopneumoniae
A dual-challenge study by Zoetis demonstrated that a one- or two-dose regimen of Fostera PCV effectively controlled PCVAD and reduced PCV2 viraemia and faecal shedding, which helped vaccinated pigs sustain...
PRRS PCR and PRRS ELISA Responses in Feeder Pigs after Vaccination with Fostera PRRS
A field study was undertaken in order to examine post-vaccination responses to Fostera PRRS™ as assessed by PCR and ELISA, comparing responses in pigs mass-vaccinated by a vaccination crew to those of...
Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic and Therapeutic Differences Between Chlortetracycline and Oxytetracycline in Swine
An overview of published research reviews comparing the main pharmacokinetic parameters of feed-administered chlortetracycline and oxytetracycline in swine from Zoetis. ...
Evaluation of Premix Characteristics and Pelleting Stability for Aureomycin Granular and Terramycin Meal Premixes in a Large Midwestern US Feedmill
A study was conducted at a large midwestern US feedmill comparing the formulation characteristics of AUREOMYCIN® granular chlortetracycline (CTC) premix and Terramycin® oxytetracycline (OTC) meal premix,...
Albac vs Stafac: Effects on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Growing-Finishing Pigs
ALBAC and Stafac exerted similar effects on performance and carcass characteristics in growing-finishing pigs, according to a Zoetis study....
Effects of DRAXXIN at Weaning for Control of Swine Respiratory Disease in Pigs Experiencing a Natural Outbreak
DRAXXIN, as an injectable product that provides an extended therapeutic period for the treatment of respiratory disease, was associated with the improved post-weaning performance of pigs in a flow with...
Comprehensive Economic Analysis of Improvest Adoption by the US Pork Industry
A panel of independent economists has assessed that producers who use Improvest can expect the optimal market weight of their animals to increase by an average of about 10 to 12 pounds per head on a liveweight...
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Porcine Pasteurella multocida, Streptococcus suis and Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae
Over the years 2001 to 2010 for the US and Canada, researchers found that A.pleuropneumoniae and P.multocida remained susceptible to ceftiofur, enrofloxacin, florfenicol, tilmicosin and tulathromycin while...
Lessons from Large Production Systems That Can Help the Competitiveness of Land-Based Producers
The Jack and Pat Anderson Lecture in Swine Health Management at the 2012 Kansas State University Swine Profitability Conference was given by Gene Nemechek, DVM, of Pfizer Animal Health. ...
Effects of Immunocastration and Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles Withdrawal on Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Fatty Acid Analysis and Iodine Value of Pork Fat Depots
Researchers reported to the 2012 Kansas Swine Industry Day that immunocastrates had reduced carcass yields but also lower average daily feed intake and improved average daily gain, which led to improved...
Learning Pig Health and Welfare Virtually
Learning what can go wrong on a pig farm and how to cope with outbreaks of sickness is an essential part of production management, writes ThePigSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Health and Performance Improvements of Pigs Treated with DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution for Swine Respiratory Disease Under Field Conditions
Thayer C. Hoover, DVM from Pfizer Animal Health reviews the literature on the efficacy of Draxxin against swine respiratory disease and the positive effects of the product of pig performance....
Persistence - the Active Ingredient against Boar Taint
Like many technological breakthroughs, the development of a vaccine to control boar taint has been far from simple....
Performance and Health Improvements of Pigs Treated with DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution: A Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Challenge Model
A field study showed the efficacy of DRAXXIN (tulathromycin) in an injectable solution in a Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae challenge model writes Thayer C. Hoover, DVM, from Pfizer Animal Health. ...
FluSure XP™: Research-Backed Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) Vaccine for Combating Rapidly Evolving SIV Viruses
Introduction of the H3N2 influenza virus into the US swine population in 1998 has resulted in the emergence of multiple reassortant swine influenza viruses (SIVs) in every geographic region of the country,...
Know the Early Signs of Disease
Good performance requires carefully monitoring your show pigs. Any time a show pig is under stress, which often is the case after the long ride and new pen environment at a show, it is more susceptible...
Keeping Pigs Healthy During a Stressful Show Season
From Pfizer Animal Health. Preventing disease is always better than treating disease. ...
The SIV Challenge
From Pfizer Animal Health. The evolving nature of the swine influenza virus (SIV) makes it hard to control, especially in show pigs....
What’s New With Swine Flu?
By Michael Kuhn, DVM, Pfizer Animal Health....
Raising a Champion
Preventing and treating disease is critical when raising a champion, according to Pfizer Animal Health....
 
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