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ThePigSite Newsletter - 12th January 2009
Monday 12th January 2009
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This issue of the Merial Swine Bibliographic Bulletin features a number of articles on PMWS/PCV2. There are also articles regarding: the surveillance of PPRS; biosecurity measures applied in Spain; two zootechnical articles; an article on porcine diarrheal disease and another two on vaccines and vaccination.

ThePigSite would also like to welcome Cablevey, our newest advertiser specialising in feeding systems.
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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 6 new features this week:

Bioscience: The Science of the 21st Century
Professor Dianna Bowles enlightened invited guests at the 2008 JSR Technical Conference on this new subject. She holds the Weston Chair of Biochemistry at the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products at the University of York. ThePigSite editor, Jackie Linden, reports the highlights of Professor Weston's presentation, which offered an overview of the great potential of bioscience for our future.
FAO Releases 2008-2017 Outlook (January 2009)
By Chris Harris, Senior Editor, ThePigSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in January 2009 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Control of PCV2-Associated Disease Through Vaccination
Coming from a background of mainly clinical development rather than basic research, I have often been confused over the years by the scientific reports on the relationship of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and the two major disease syndromes associated with the infection, namely, post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS), writes David Burch, director, Octagon Services Ltd.
Overview of Research with Aureomycin Plus BMD for Ileitis
Pig veterinary consultant, Dr Nate Winkelman and Dr Teddi Wolf of Alpharma review the research into the combination of Aureomycin® and BMD® to treat ileitis. The paper was presented at Alpharma's Swine Enteric Health Symposium 2008.
Feeding the Hypor Sow and Gilt in Gestation
The feeding program for breeding pigs, and the type of diets used, have a major impact on many aspects of performance from farrowing rate and litter size to piglet weaning weight and sow health. In their breeding program, Hypor R&D takes into consideration the fact that daily feed intake of sows is a trait of importance in maternal lines, that it is highly heritable and directly linked to growth performance and feed conversion.
Balancing Sow and Piglet Welfare with Production Efficiency
Sandra Edwards of Newcastle University in the UK gave this presentation at the London Swine Conference 2008.
Porcilis Begonia is a AD live marker vaccine for active immunisation of pigs against Aujeszky’s disease virus infections (Psuedorabies). Other new features for this week include:

Developments in Biofuels; Implications for Livestock Production
Feeding DDGS to Finishing Pigs
New Handling Strategies
NADIS/BPEX Health Bulletin - Swine Dysentery
USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report - December 2008 [Updated]
London Swine Conference Proceedings 2008 - Summary
Review of the Effects of Stress on Reproduction in Pigs

* Company News

Vaccination vs. Enteropathy Cuts Need for Antimicrobials
DENMARK - Two researchers from Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica in Copenhagen have published a paper showing a highly significant reduction in the use of antimicrobials after vaccination of pigs against porcine proliferative enteropathy in a Danish specific-pathogen-free (SPF) herd.
PIC Canada Sponsors Banff Pork Seminar
CANADA - For longtime sponsor PIC Canada, Banff Pork Seminar is all about the exposure. The Seminar takes place in 20-23 January 2009.
PIC: Sales in Bulgaria Continue to Grow
BULGARIA - Sales in Bulgaria continue to grow with GP’s, Parents and Boars being produced locally from a large, 550 sows contracted Nucleus and Multiplication farm near Schumen, supplemented with imports from other PIC sources in Europe.
First British Breeding Pigs Exported to Cambodia
CAMBODIA - The first of 600 genetically-advanced breeding pigs have been shipped out to Cambodia as part of a 20-year franchise agreement in a deal clinched by Yorkshire-based international pig-breeding company, ACMC Ltd.
Chr. Hansen Celebrates First 10 Years in Russia
RUSSIA - The global ingredients company has built a sustainable business on the Russian market and is well positioned for the future.
Managing Respiratory Disease in Finishing Pigs
US - Successfully getting pigs to market means more profit, says Pfizer Animal Health.
Ingelvac PRRS KV is indicated for the control of Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in breeding sows and gilts.
* Global Pig Industry News


 » FMD NEWS: UK Scientists Have New Test


 » Pork Commentary: Hog Supply Plummets
 » Canadian Pork Industry Still Destabilised by COOL
 » Kick-Starting of WTO Negotiations Being Hoped for
 » CPC: Swine Producers Projected to Profit in 2009
 » North American Live Hog Prices Expected to Rise
 » Ontario Pork Temporarily Reduces Service Fee
 » Economic Crisis Creates Positive Ag Spin-Off


 » Meat Product Trade in Early 2009 May Be Restricted

   United Kingdom

 » UK Climate Policy Threatens Trade
 » Pig Health Initiative Underway in Scotland
 » Call for Clearer Labelling and Sustainable Farming
 » Professor Peter English Passes Away
 » Request Made to Environment Agency for Revision
 » Celebrity Chef and RSPCA Join Forces on Welfare
 » Tax Relief for UK Pig Producers
 » Set-aside Not Likely to Help Pig Producers
 » Helping Shoppers out of 'Pig Ignorance'
 » Making Sense of Volatile Markets
Never Stop Improving
   United States

 » Behaviour and Performance of Weaned Pigs
 » Swine Vets Invited to Apply for Hogg Scholarship
 » Presence of US Pork Growing in Russia
 » Health Concerns over Drugs in Manured Crops
 » Weekly Review: Weather Causes Weight Fluctuations
 » Market Preview: Chicken Down, Export and Domestic Markets Uncertain
 » December 2008 Hog and Pig Report Down 2 Per Cent
 » Weekly Outlook: Return to Modest Profits Likely
 » Weekly Roberts Report

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Steady Price Levels


 » Virus in Filipino Pigs May Pose Human Risk
 » Vet Sounds Warning Against Ebola Reston Virus
 » Government Team Helping Out with Reston Study
 » Pork Export Accreditation Plans Put on Hold


 » Buoyancy in Pork Prices Thanks to Stock Shortage


 » Irish Dioxin Scare to Undergo Analysis
Ivomec Premix - Better products mean better results

 » Cambodia: Moving from Imports to Exports


 » USMEF Spreads Nutritional Message to Mexico


 » Japan to Sell Cloned Beef and Pork


 » Dead, Diseased Pigs Sold for Food


 » Pork Import Proposal Faces Rejection

That's all for this week!

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