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ThePigSite Newsletter - 29th September 2008
Monday 29th September 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Some Recent Book Publications

Welfare of Pigs - From Birth to Slaughter
Author(s): Edited by: Luigi Faucitano and Allan L. Schaefer

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Gut Efficiency; the Key Ingredient in Pig and Poultry Production
Author(s): J.A. Taylor-Pickard and P. Spring

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Trace Elements in Animal Production Systems
Author(s): Edited by P. Schlegel, S. Durosoy and A.W. Jongbloed

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 9 new features this week:

Traceability and Quality to Meet Consumer Expectations
Consumers are expecting more from the products they eat than they used to, writes ThePigSite Senior Editor, Chris Harris.
EU Forecasts Optimistic for Pig Meat
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in September 2008 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Colostrum: Food for Life
An article from BPEX in the series Action for Productivity. Its targets are to optimise colostrum production by the sow; to make sure that piglets suckle within 6 hours of birth; and to ensure that every piglet gets a fair share of the colostrum (minimum 100ml in the first 16 hours).
Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Tiamulin (Denagard) for Respiratory Infections in Pigs
By D.G.S. Burch (Octagon Services Ltd) and U. Klein (Novartis Animal Health Inc.)
Impact of Space Allocation in Finishing Pigs
By B.R. Street and H.W. Gonyou - Prairie Swine Centre Publications. A study was conducted to determine whether the amount of space required by large groups differed from that of small groups, and whether space restriction affected pigs in large groups to the same extent as it does pigs in small groups.
Building Maintenance
Ed Barrie, Swine Sow Nursery Specialist at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs describes how to maintain buildings following temporary depopulation over the winter period.
Keeping Pigs Healthy During a Stressful Show Season
From Pfizer Animal Health. Preventing disease is always better than treating disease.
USDA Quarterly Pigs and Hogs Report - September 2008
USDA Livestock and Products Annual Reports 2008
Aivlosin - the brand new macrolide antibiotic
* Company News

Boehringer Ingelheim Adds Three to Swine Division
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) swine division announces the following additions to its U.S. swine team.
Boehringer Ingelheim 2008 PCVAD Research Award
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., (BIVI) announces the recipients of its annual research award program directed at porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD). The $75,000 PCVAD Research Awards will fund three research studies designed to improve the industry’s understanding and management of this devastating disease.
New Appointment at ACMC
UK - International pig breeding company, ACMC, has strengthened its technical department with the appointment of Emma Davison as technical manager.
Big Dutchman Guests Donate Generously
GERMANY - Sharing generously with others: many guests that were invited to the anniversary celebrations of the double anniversary of the housing and feeding equipment supplier Big Dutchman in Vechta followed this motto and gave generous donations. In the end, the special donations account amounted to a total of almost 70,000 Euros.
Pfizer: Iowa Vet Receives 2008 Leman Science Award
US - Rodger Main, DVM, of Ames, Iowa, was honored today with the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health for his contributions to swine health management and best practices in the industry.
Pfizer Director Explains How to Bridge Immunity Gap
GLOBAL - One of the problems facing swine veterinarians and producers when they try to control Haemophilus parasuis (Glässer’s disease) infection is the ‘immunity gap’, as European Technical Director Swine for Pfizer Animal Health, Jens Christian Jensen explains.
Ivomec Premix - Better products mean better results
* Global Pig Industry News


 » Oral Vaccination against Porcine Circovirus?
 » China's Swine Industry May Propel US Exports
 » New Book on Exhaust Air Treatment
 » Feed-Related Factors Affecting Salmonella Prevalence

   United States

 » US to Negotiate Entry Into ‘P4’ Trade Pact
 » Farm Bureau Attacks Clean Air Act
 » Approval for Camelina Meal in Livestock Feeds
 » Proposals Invited on PCVAD
 » Prop. 2 Will Raise Humane Standards
 » Antibiotics Protect Pigs and People
 » Official Animal Disease Traceability Plan Released
 » NFU Submits Comments on COOL
 » AFBF: COOL Rule Inadequacy Cause for Concern
 » Iowa, US Hog Inventories Continue to Grow
 » Impact of DDGS in a Finishing Hog Ration
 » May and August the Only Profitable Months
 » Weekly Review: High Trimming Prices Affect Sales
 » Market Preview: A Fine Financial Mess
 » August Red Meat Production Below Previous Year
 » US Swine Economics Report
 » Weekly Outlook: Factors Influencing Corn and Soybean Prices
 » Weekly Roberts Report


 » SPACE Sees Rationalisation of French Industry
 » Jean Caby Closes Plant
 » White Knuckle Ride Continues for French Pig Industry
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.
   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Germany Presented as a Bad Model


 » Pork Commentary: Hog Prices Stay Strong
 » Life Span of Concrete Storage Structures Extended
 » Antimicrobial Concentrations in Liquid Swine Manure
 » Fusarium a Cause for Concern in Manitoba
 » Regional Hog Industry Moratoriums to be Permanent
 » Passage of Bill 17 Creates Concern
 » Transition to Active Research Phase Observed


 » Danish Politicians Use Bureaucracy to Peg Production


 » Meat Processors Protest Ban on Pork Imports
 » Imposition of Pork Price Ceiling Urged

   South Africa

 » SAMIC CEO Resigns


 » VIV Europe 2010 Returns to Utrecht
Never Stop Improving
   United Kingdom

 » Quality Meat Scotland Secures Return of £500,000 Levy
 » Farmers under Pressure from Supermarkets
 » Minimum 45,000 Sows Needed for Sustainable Future
 » The € Works in Favour of the UK
 » Tracing Campylobacteriosis Back to Meat Animals


 » 4.7 Percent Fall in Supply Predicted for this Autumn


 » Steve Martin Elected New WAPPA President

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo's Second Pork Breeding Module Opens


 » German Pig Sector Stays Buoyant


 » China Should Control Imports of Parts
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