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ThePigSite Newsletter - 6th October 2008
Monday 6th October 2008
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Thomas J L A Alexander., PhD, MVSc, BSc, MRCVS, DPM Death of Internationally Respected Veterinarian
Sadly, we have to report that internationally renowned swine veterinarian, Tom Alexander died last week, aged 77. Tom, a retired member of Faculty at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School, was known internationally for his research on porcine infectious diseases and for the development of disease control methods in pigs. more...

This week's Book Focus

Gaining the Edge in Pork and Poultry Production
Author(s): Edited by: J. Taylor-Pickard and P. Spring

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Buy Paradigms In Pig Science Paradigms In Pig Science
Author(s): Edited by J Wiseman, M Varley, S McOrist & B Kemp

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JSR Genetics - Genetics you can trust
* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Preparing a Farrowing Arc
A well prepared and organised farrowing paddock will make outdoor sow and piglet management easier and more productive, advises BPEX.
Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Relationships of Valnemulin (Econor) for Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy 'Ileitis'
By D.G.S. Burch (Octagon Services Ltd) and U. Klein (Novartis Animal Health Inc.)
Feeding Biodiesel Co-products to Swine
Depending on its price relative to corn, crude glycerol may become a useful feed ingredient but more research is required into its safety in diets for pigs, writes Greg Simpson, swine nutritionist with Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Proceed Carefully with Feed Alternatives
By Dr Chad Hastad, Swine Nutrition Services Inc. who explains that care is needed when considering unfamiliar feed ingredients for pig diets.
Salmonella in Livestock Production in GB: 2007 Report
From UK Veterinary Laboratories Agency. The number of pig Salmonella incidents and isolations reported in 2007 was below the previous year. Salmonella typhimurium remained the most common serovar, being found in 7 out of 10 incidents.
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 to disease, says Pfizer Animal Health.
FarrowSure Gold - Count on it
* Company News

ACMC Tip: Beware Winter's Draughts!
UK - Draughts and chilling are one of the commonest triggers of disease in all classes of pig. As winter approaches...

* Global Pig Industry News

United States

» COOL Rule Takes Effect, But What Effect Will It Have?
» Now You Know the Origin of Your Food
» Smithfield Foods Reaffirms Financial Position
» Don Tyson's Biography Published
» Improving Pig Health Through Genomics
» A Mess: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
» Protect Yourself and Your Pigs This Flu Season
» Promoting Ethanol Co-products Provides Value
» Producers May Save Money with Alternative Feeds
» ARS - Fueling the Farm with Waste
» Georgia in Battle Against Disappearing Vets
» Mexican Plants Re-Listed
» Food Safety Shutdown: The End of FARAD
» Positive Outlook - But Not Resoundingly So
» US Swine Economics Report
» Weekly Outlook: Uncertainty for Pork Industry
» September Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report Summary
» Weekly Roberts Report
» Market Preview: Economic Uncertainty Spills Over All
» Weekly Review: Cutout Prices Lowered Yet Again
Aurofac / Aureomycin - Justified, Reliable
United Kingdom

» Death of Internationally Respected Veterinarian
» BPEX Hits the One Million Mark!
» The Benefits and Opportunities of Local Pork
» BVA Congress Confronts the Big Issues
» Promotions Crucial to Total Volume of Pork Sold
» NADIS Veterinary Report and Forecast – September 2008
» NFU Cymru: Avoid Dirty Livestock Disputes
» 'Credit Crunch' Negatively Impacts Retail Market

European Union

» EU Pig Prices: Market Back in Equilibrium
» EU Falters over GM Soybean Proposal


» Pork Commentary: Hogs and Pigs Report Confirms Liquidation
» Meat Recall Scandal in Canada
» Lower Feed Costs Ease Pressure in Hog Industry
» Regulations for Bill 17 to Include Options for Environmental Improvement
» COOL Impact May Become Apparent Over Next 6 Months
» What Is Your Cost To Raise A Pig?
» NCLE Shifts Focus From Building To Research
» Global Problems and Increased Wheat Production Pressure Grain Markets
» Producers Encouraged to Monitor Grain Production Estimates When Contracting Supplies
Cobactan 2.5% is a broad spectrum antibiotic containing a 4th generation cephalosporin in a ready to use suspension for injection.

» Spain Expects 35% Price Increase in Six Months
» Study: Use of an Electronic Feeder by Pregnant Sows


» Producers May Be Forced to Shut Piggeries
» Demand Expected to Rise During Holiday Season
» MMPC to Export Pork to Singapore
» Farmers Propose Solution to Low Prices


» Late Introduction of Sows and Gilts to Farrowing Environment


» Quality of Imported Pigs to Be Checked

El Salvador

» El Salvador Reports Classical Swine Fever 'Resolved'


» Animal Health Laboratory Internationally Recognised
» Pig Producers Set to Reap Rewards
» Horizons ‘08 – Agriculture's Future: Value or Volume?
» Pig Workers Contract Heart Disease from Abattoir
Novartis Animal Health
Viet Nam

» Viet Nam Considers Raising Meat Import Taxes


» Latest Report on Classical Swine Fever in Brazil


» French Industry Places Salmonella Research Contracts
» Improving Artificial Insemination

That's all for this week!


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