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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharing
Collaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP), Carles Vilalta, DVM, PhD, told...
Zoetis builds sustainable veterinary diagnostic network and animal health infrastructure in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia
Marks accomplishments in first year of the African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (A.L.P.H.A.) Initiative. ...
Monday, April 23, 2018
What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
Genesus Global Technical Report: New research in population health
In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every 4 years and is one of the most informative conferences for livestock geneticists to...
Nutriad launches Delistart at Ildex Vietnam
At Ildex Vietnam 2018, feed additive specialist Nutriad unveiled a new product from its’ world leading palatability range. Delistart® is a piglet feeding concept that links quick feed to starter feed,...
Intradermal vaccination: The faster, calmer way of vaccinating your herd
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) have recently announced the launch of IDAL® 3G, the newest needle-free, intradermal delivery device in the IDAL® family...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report - Mexican Market
There are three health related events that had affected the Mexican Pork Market over the last decade. ...
Thursday, April 19, 2018
MSD Animal Health continues its partnership with WeForest to promote a healthy planet
World Earth Day provides opportunity for veterinarians to give back....
Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardise herd health, welfare, returns
Innocent but often costly mistakes happen when vaccines aren’t properly stored, handled or administered. Pig Health Today talked with an Illinois producer who lost 30 market hogs following a vaccination...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jim Long Pork Commentary: Road Trip - Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark
Last week we visited Great Britain, Netherlands and Denmark. Our report....
What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?
Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike....
Monday, April 16, 2018
Genesus Global Market Report: USA, April 2018
The U.S. Pork Industry has become a pawn in the political spectrum; tit for tat between the U.S. and China. Unfortunately, it looks as if the pork industry is going to take most of the beating in this...
Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus
Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead...
New fixed volume animal injection syringes
The Swiss made Socorex® syringes with spring-loaded plunger and three-way valve system include eight new fixed volume models starting from 0.2 mL until 10 mL. ...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
MSD Animal Health launches the IDAL® 3G needle-free, intradermal swine vaccination device
“The IDAL® Way” Features Newest Device with Broadest Vaccine Portfolio for Control of Major Diseases Affecting Swine. ...
Genesus global technical report: Genetics and the pig's gut
A pig’s gut, or more specifically the microorganisms (microbiota) in it, are a major topic of interest....
“We want to share our knowledge on topics that interest local pig farmers!”
Nigeria: Big Dutchman seminar about profitable pig production well-attended...
Dry grape extracts to optimise vitamin E in animal nutrition
The vitamin E market is going through a very serious context of stretched supply, possible shortage and price issues. ...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
‘Coopetition’ healthy for pork industry
Teaming up to share ideas and troubleshoot swine-health issues can be good for pork producers and the industry, said Joel Nerem, DVM, a swine veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone,...
Jim Long Pork Commentary: China puts tariffs on US pork
Last week China put a 25% tariff an all US Pork that would be imported. Let’s look at US Pork Exports for February 2018....
Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Monday, April 09, 2018
Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?
With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul,...
Biomin moves to Kansas City
Erber Group, the holding company for five divisions including Biomin America and Romer Labs®, has established its new Erber Group hub in Kansas City. The move brings Biomin and Romer Labs closer to each...
Genesus Global Market Report: EU and Spanish pork markets April 2018
After more than a month in the live price was in the psychological border of the euro, the prices have been rising from the month of February little by little to put at 1.156 € / kg live weight at this...
Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease control
Independent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production, suggested David Baumert, DVM, Zoetis....
Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds
Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic...
Nutriad presents research data at World Mycotoxin Forum
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, a leading expert in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, sponsored the 10th World Mycotoxin Forum that took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands....
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Thoughts of a PRRS specialist
Zoetis speaks to three PRRS scientists about the new European PRRS vaccine, Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV...
Jim Long's Pork Commentary: USDA March hogs and pig report
More pigs: There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. ...
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