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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
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....
Thursday, August 24, 2017
New Comprehensive Approach Aims to Modernize 100-Year-Old Meat Inspection Process
GLOBAL - In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
New Swine Coronavirus Detection Kit Helps Strengthen Biosecurity
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems VetMAX PEDV/TGEV/SDCoV Kit, the first and only PCR test designed to simultaneously screen for three swine coronaviruses in environmental...
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....
Monday, June 05, 2017
Merck Animal Health Calls For World Rabies Day Awards Submissions
For the second consecutive year, Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) will be recognizing individuals and organizations who work to prevent rabies in their...
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. ...
Monday, April 03, 2017
Boehringer Ingelheim Presents a New Tool to Assess and Monitor Biosecurity and Management Risks in Pig Farms
GLOBAL - When implementing a disease control plan is it essential to follow a systematic approach....
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Pork Commentary: Brazil - Glass House Syndrome
BRAZIL - The Brazil Meat Scandal is a big deal in Brazil and has global ramifications, writes Jim Long, President-CEO Genesus Inc....
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...
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...
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. ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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...
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
CIRCOVAC Found to Protect Piglets Against PCV2d
GLOBAL - The new PCV2d variant of the Porcine Circovirus is an emerging virus that has been associated with vaccine failure....
Thursday, November 24, 2016
A Successful Cleaning Procedure for Pig Houses
GLOBAL - Successful disinfection of a pig house starts with a well planned cleaning procedure...
Monday, November 07, 2016
SonicClean: Ultrasonic Waves Against Biofilm
GERMANY - Big Dutchman presents a new cleaning system for the liquid feeding of pigs...
Friday, November 04, 2016
Free Webinar: PRRSV Testing Choice Can Impact Herd Health, Economics
GLOBAL - Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infections can contribute to significant economic loss, but those risks can be greatly minimized when reliable diagnostic tools are used...
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
WeatherFlow – Wind Meter for Your Smartphone
The old saying, “You can’t improve what you can’t measure” applies to measuring wind speed in a hog or poultry house. Gauging wind speed of tunnel ventilation or velocity out of an inlet without...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
3-D Printer Shapes Swine Equipment
One of the newest tools utilized by the Hog Slat engineering group is a 3-D printer.  About the size of a small refrigerator, the 3-D printer generates plastic prototype parts from computer generated...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
GrowerSELECT Reduces Margin Stacking
Margin stacking is a term that may or may not be familiar to you. It refers to the cost or profit margin that each member of the supply chain contributes to bring a product to the end user. Every manufacturer,...
Monday, October 10, 2016
PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Hypor Helps Facilitate Brazil's Swine Imports
BRAZIL - Hypor is partnering with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and a select number of global swine genetics companies to help renovate and expand Brazil’s exclusive...
Friday, July 15, 2016
Biosecurity in Pork Production – Bio-Exclusion
GLOBAL - There are three types of biosecurity in pork production: bio-exclusion – avoiding the entry of a new pathogen; bio-management – controlling the level of pathogens already on the farm; and...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Thermo Fisher Scientific Research Monitors Genetic Diversity of European PRRSV
EUROPE - The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus mutates rapidly, especially European strains, creating a challenge for diagnostic laboratories to monitor the disease. Today, Thermo...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
New Real-time PCR Kit Accurately Detects African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Eastern Europe have led to the growing need for more accurate diagnostics to help identify and monitor the highly contagious pathogen for...
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Diagnostics Critical in New Norm of Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - Diagnostics are the most critical element in detecting and differentiating emerging diseases from endemic or already occurring domestic disease, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
Friday, December 04, 2015
Video Tutorial Helps Establish Gilt Management for PRRS Control
GLOBAL - To help vets and producers most effectively prevent the spread of PRRS into their breeding herds, veterinary pharmaceutical company, HIPRA has issued the fourth of its recent series of educational...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Hog Slat Feed Bins Are Built Like a Tank
GLOBAL - Feed storage can be costly, so Hog Slat designs its feed bins to offer producers the longest-lasting feed storage product possible....
Thursday, November 19, 2015
PEDv Global Insights: Investment Being Made for Future
ANALYSIS - Joel Harris, Harrisvaccines Head of Sales and Marketing, shared insights regarding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) from his recent global travels. ...
 
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