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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Secure Pork Supply plan: Beginning steps to safeguard your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease (FAD) for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD),...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Star Performance: Hypor Libra* Delivers Uniform Litters & More
If you could order the perfect sow, what would you ask for? A. More uniform litters B. More full value pigs C. Greater weaning capacity D. All of the above...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Lessons learned from PRRS outbreak investigations
It’s been three decades since veterinarians and researchers first recognized porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).[1] Despite years of research and experience, the disease still causes...
Friday, November 10, 2017
PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differ
Three porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study* equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross lung-lesion...
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
Friday, October 06, 2017
Efficacy of one dose vaccination against experimental infection with two Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains
This study assessed the efficacy of vaccination against experimental infection with two genetically different M. hyopneumoniae strains in weaned piglets....
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Veterinary Feed Directive Now Established in US
ANALYSIS - In 2017, the US has undergone a significant change in regulations about how antibiotics are used and how they're available to pig producers and veterinarians. ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
AASV Research: PEDv Transmission Through Feed Dust
ANALYSIS - Jordan Gebhardt, PhD candidate and a veterinary student at Kansas State University, shares new research about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), and its transmission through feed and dust....
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
World Pork Expo: CEVA Growing US Business
ANALYSIS - Matt Kocher, US director of marketing for CEVA Animal Health, shares details about CEVA's growth and portfolio development. ...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Evaluation of natural porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) subclinical infection and seroconversion dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages
This study aimed to determine the porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) serological and virological dynamics in piglets vaccinated at different ages in a PCV2 subclinical infection (PCV2‑SI) scenario. ...
A commercial porcince circovirus (PCV) type 2a- based vaccine reduces PCV2d viremia and shedding and prevents PCV2d transmission to naïve pigs under experimental conditions.
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccination has been effective in protecting pigs from clinical disease and today is used extensively. Recent studies in vaccinated populations indicate a major PCV2 genotype...
Friday, July 21, 2017
Veterinarian Offers Tips for Surviving a CSI Audit
US - While audits are part of doing business, many pork producers still worry about going through the process. Amber Stricker, DVM, steps in to help clients prepare for or undergo an audit, which is typically...
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Extended Duration of Immunity for Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU
UK - Suvaxyn Circo+MH RTU, the one shot bivalent vaccine from Zoetis that helps protect pigs against the effects of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo), has now been...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
Thursday, June 08, 2017
World Pork Expo: Infection/Prevention Chain Helps Control PRRS
ANALYSIS - The Infection/Prevention Chain™ concept relies on a simple disease management equation: to control disease producers need to minimize disease exposure and maximize immunity....
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Growing Pig Population Is Reservoir for PRRSv
ANALYSIS - The growing pig population can be a reservoir for Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome virus (PRRSv), and it's costing producers plenty, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite. ...
Friday, March 24, 2017
MSD Animal Health Names 2017 High Quality Pork PhD Award Recipient
US - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce it has bestowed the 2017 High Quality Pork PhD Award on Andreia Goncalves Arruda of The Ohio State University....
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Pig Climate Control: New Sensor a Milestone for Pig Production
NETHERLANDS - Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. ...
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Needle-free Vaccination Lifts Performance on Longford Pig Farm
IRELAND - Improved weight gains in both weaners and finishers, as well as easier application and less stress on the pigs are among the benefits noted by the owners after the switch to an intradermal vaccine...
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Piglets Have Allergies, Too
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been plagued by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Ceva Joint-Venture with EBVAC Reinforces Position in China's Swine Market
CHINA - In the presence of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang and French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) and EBVAC have signed a joint-venture agreement to create a new...
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
PROVENIA Feed Supplement for More Potent Piglets
GLOBAL - PROVENIA feed supplement is a unique protected source of flavouring compounds, including benzoic acid. ...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
Replacement of Acid Components in Pig Diets
GLOBAL - At EuroTier 2016, Dr Attila Kovács, Global Product Line Manager Acids highlighted how to effectively reduce the acid component of swine diets using an innovative acid-based feed additive. His...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ceva Completes Deal to Acquire Merial Swine From Boehringer Ingelheim
GLOBAL - Ceva Santé Animale has completed the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of products, including swine and cattle vaccines and multi-species nonsteroidal antiinflammatories from Boehringer...
New Biosecurity Research Shared at North American PRRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Biosecurity was a hot topic at the North American PRRS Symposium held recently in Chicago, and several studies were presented examining disease prevention and new approaches to measure biosecurity...
 
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